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Seedco Awarded a Maryland Health Benefit Exchange ConnectoEntity Program Grant for Navigator Services in Upper Eastern Shore Region of Maryland

In May 2016, Seedco was awarded a $1.017 million grant by the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange to continue its valuable work providing consumer healthcare access to residents of the Upper Eastern Shore Region of Maryland. Since 2013, Seedco has led efforts to increase health care access in the region with key partners such as the Eastern Shore AHEC, Triangle Health Alliance, and West Cecil Health Center.

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Seedco Awarded Second “Training to Work” Grant from U.S. Department of Labor, Focused on West Baltimore

Seedco and its partner Bon Secours Community Works have been awarded $1.36 million over three years through a U.S. DOL Training to Work 3 – Adult Reentry grant to lead the creation of the West Baltimore, Maryland Career Pathways Collaborative (WBCPC). Over the next 39 months, this collaboration will develop and implement career pathways for […]

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Seedco awarded $950,000 through federal Connecting Kids to Coverage campaign to enroll Maryland children in health coverage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Seedco $950,000 to enroll eligible Maryland children in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as part of the Connecting Kids to Coverage campaign. Seedco will target populations with lower health coverage rates, with a special emphasis on Latino children, children living in rural areas from the […]

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Brookings Institution Study Highlights Seedco’s Earn Benefits Program

The Brookings Institution recently released a study of Washington Adventist Hospital (WAH), a hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland, that highlighted their partnership with Seedco to help patients enroll in benefits through our EarnBenefits Online software. The report noted that “the partnership with Seedco is an important new dimension to WAH’s ability to address the full […]

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Tara Colton, SVP of Programs is a NYN Rising Star Awardee!

Seedco congratulates Tara Colton, our Senior Vice President of Programs, on being named one of New York’s Rising Stars in the nonprofit sector. For the first time this year, New York Nonprofit (NYN) Media is recognizing 40 of New York’s Rising Stars in the nonprofit world under the age of 40, and Seedco is proud […]

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Brian Bannister receives 2015 NYCETC Opportunity Award

We are very pleased to announce that Brian Bannister, our Community Engagement Coordinator for Seedco’s Strong Fathers Stronger Families (SFSF) program, is one of the 2015 NYCETC Opportunity Award winners of the Bonnie Potter Workforce Frontline Staff Award. Through SFSF, Seedco and its community-based partners across New York City help low-income fathers to enter and […]

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Seedco Awarded $2 Million Annual Grant from U.S. HHS to Continue Serving Non-Custodial Fathers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Family Assistance has awarded Seedco $10 million over 5 years to continue its Strong Fathers, Stronger Families Program, which Seedco has operated since 2011. Working with our community-based partners STRIVE and BronxWorks, the program will help even more low-income fathers in New York City enter […]

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Seedco Awarded $1.36 Million Grant through U.S. Department of Labor’s “Training to Work” Program

Seedco has been awarded $1.36 million over three years for Shelby County, Tennessee to assist those reentering the workforce from prison through the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Training to Work” program. The “Training to Work” program helps men and women enrolled in state or local work release programs gain the job skills necessary for in-demand […]

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Affordable Care Act: Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell Ruling

A major provider of ACA Navigator services, Seedco has operated ACA Navigator Programs in Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland and New York since 2012 In response to the Supreme Court’s  ruling in King v. Burwell, Barbara Dwyer Gunn, President and CEO of Seedco made the following statement:. “Seedco has been very involved in helping thousands of Americans […]

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Seedco Receives Grants Totaling More Than $1 Million For Memphis Programs That Will Support Youth Employment And Entrepreneur Training

Seedco has received over $1 million in grants from the Workforce Investment Network – LWIA 13 and the Delta Regional Authority that will be used to launch two new workforce development programs in Memphis: Empower Youth, an employment training program for young people, and Seeding Entrepreneurship Across the Mid-South (SEAM), a small business incubator geared […]

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Seedco Awarded a $170,000 Grant from the New York Community Trust to Support Homeless Families

Seedco is honored to have received a grant of $170,000 from The New York Community Trust (NYCT) to initiate an exciting new program, the Self-Sufficiency Project.  Working with clients referred to Seedco by New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA), this innovative year-long pilot project will support a group of New York City homeless families […]

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Tara Colton Joins Seedco as Senior Vice President of Programs

Tara Colton, former Associate Vice President for Program Development and Planning at FEGS Health & Human Services, has joined as Senior Vice President of Programs. She will bring more than 15 years of experience in both the public and nonprofit sectors, and works closely with Seedco’s leadership team to develop the programmatic vision and strategy […]

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SNAP/Food Stamps: Feeding Families, Feeding the Economy Panel Discussion and Luncheon Recap

On March 11, 2015, we hosted a SNAP/Food Stamps: Feeding Families, Feeding the Economy at Morrison & Foerster, LLP. The primary goal of the discussion was to bring more attention to the positive impact of SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-formerly Food Stamps). SNAP is widely considered to be the nation’s most important hunger prevention program, improving economic, health, and social outcomes for low-income families and communities.

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Seedco Featured on The New York Times

The New York Times recently published an article that included an interview from Lisa Stein, Seedco’s Vice President of Work and Family Supports. She discussed the differences between the Affordable Care Act year one and year two open enrollment. “Having some experience, some data and some time to do analysis and planning really allowed us […]

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Invite: Food Stamps: Feeding Families, Feeding the Economy | Panel Discussion & Luncheon

Join us on March 11, 2015 at our Food Stamps: Feeding Families, Feeding the Economy panel discussion and luncheon. The panel discussion will highlight how SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-formerly Food Stamps) improves health, social and economic outcomes for low-income families. 

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Annual Report 2013

Our 2013 annual report is the most recent and describes our achievements and progress for the previous calendar year.

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Seedco Featured on Politico

Politico recently published a story that highlighted the importance of Navigators, counselors and in-person assisters in helping people enroll and re-enroll in health insurance.  The story featured Seedco’s new health care access study and a  quote from Ben Thomases, Executive Vice President of Seedco.

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Invite: The Affordable Care Act | Lessons from Year One Open Enrollment and Plans for Year Two

Please join us on November 12th for a panel discussion summarizing our comprehensive evaluation of consumer and navigator experiences during the Affordable Care Act’s first open enrollment period, and preparations for the second open enrollment period.

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New Study on Findings from Seedco’s First Year of the Affordable Care Act

We are pleased to release our latest publication on the findings from Seedco’s first year of the Affordable Care Act in four states. In particular, the evaluation study was commissioned to learn about barriers and facilitators to health insurance navigation. The study was conducted by researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management in […]

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