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Posted by The MolinaCares Accord

The MolinaCares Accord Provides Santee Sioux Nation $50,000 to Assist Members Following Tribal State of Emergency

Media Contact: Ben Jackey,, (502) 377-9484

NIOBRARA, Neb., March 6, 2024 – The Molina Cares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Nebraska (“Molina”), provided a grant to support the Santee Sioux Nation’s efforts to provide food and heat in the wake of a winter storm. The $50,000 donation will help purchase propane and food, both of which are not readily accessible on the reservation when storms hit. 

In January, the Santee Sioux Nation declared a Tribal State of Emergency. Its isolated land has only one grocery store that is unable to keep sufficient inventory to feed the 225 households if food providers can’t deliver products after a storm. Additionally, the reservation’s regular propane provider says delivery of its product during and after inclement weather can be difficult and sometimes impossible. The MolinaCares grant will help build a reserve of resources when the next winter storm arrives. 

“We are proud to support the Santee Sioux Nation by helping to supply necessities for its members,” said Frank Clepper, plan president for Molina Healthcare of Nebraska. “Molina is excited to serve Nebraskans with high-quality health care and connect underserved populations to the resources they need to improve health outcomes.”  

The MolinaCares donation was made just a few weeks after Molina Healthcare of Nebraska began serving Medicaid enrollees through the state’s Heritage Health program.

About The MolinaCares Accord

Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community investment platform created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living in local communities. The MolinaCares Accord funds such measures through the Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.

About Molina Healthcare of Nebraska    

Molina Healthcare of Nebraska, Inc., provides government-funded quality healthcare, serving members through Medicaid and Medicaid-Medicare (“Duals”) programs throughout the state. Molina Healthcare, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, provides managed health services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs, and through state insurance marketplaces. For more information about Molina Healthcare, please visit