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Cherokee Nation gets $1M grant to target vulnerable children


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is receiving $1 million in federal grant money as part of an effort to get more children enrolled in federal welfare programs for which they are eligible.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Monday that the Tahlequah-based tribe is one of 38 recipients from 27 states to receive part of the $32 million in awards that are called Connecting Kids to Coverage grants. The Cherokee Nation was the only Oklahoma recipient in the latest round of awards.


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