WILLMAR — United Community Action Partnership has been awarded a grant from MNsure to support outreach and assistance in helping eligible Minnesotans obtain health insurance through the MNsure exchange.

The grant to UCAP is among $2.9 million in geographic focus grants awarded by MNsure to support navigator organizations working collaboratively with MNsure to reach the uninsured and support Minnesotans in obtaining and maintaining health insurance coverage. The focus of this grant area is on ensuring statewide access to a navigator for any Minnesotan looking for in-person assistance.

MNsure also has awarded $1.3 million in population focus grants to support organizations that work with specific populations facing barriers to finding and enrolling in health insurance.

Altogether, 24 grants were awarded, totaling $4.2 million for 43 organizations across the state.