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Restored funding will assist Project Access mission

The recent back and forth between Sedgwick County and Wichita over funding for Project Access has been frustrating, and in keeping with the worsening us-versus-them relationship. But at least the organization now has another $25,000 from each local government to help it provide donated health care, prescription drugs and medical equipment to poor and uninsured people in the county. The City Council and County Commission each had decreased support for the 16-year-old nonprofit, before the city gave it another $25,000 from a building sale last month. The County Commission matched that Wednesday – but The Eagle reported Thursday that Project Access was among 15 organizations notified that their funding was being reduced in the county’s 2016 recommended budget. – Rhonda Holman