Covered California — the state's health insurance exchange — announced $37 million in federal funding to organizations to help promote the exchange to uninsured residents.

Efforts to help the uninsured enroll in new coverage options through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have been strong in recent weeks. Last week, the Obama administration announced it would give $150 million to help community health centers provide in-person enrollment assistance to the uninsured across the nation.

Covered California awarded 48 grants totaling $37 million. Grants ranged from $250,000 to $1.25 million.

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