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March 18th, 2009
Congressman Grijalva Praises $2M in HHS Funds for Senior Nutrition Programs


Washington, D.C. — Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva is pleased to announce that the State of Arizona will receive almost $2 Million in Health and Human Services (HHS) senior nutrition assistance funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan (ARRA).

The funds, in the amount of $100 million, will go to meals and nutrition services under the Older Americans Act (OAA). The funds will be broken down into three categories: $65 million for congregate nutrition services under Title III; $32 million for home-delivered nutrition services under Title III; and $3 million for Native American nutrition services under Title VI.

Arizona will receive $1,991,976.

“These funds come at a time when the demand for these services is rising,” said Grijalva “This will help the growing number of older adults and the national aging organizations hit hard by the economic downturn. The funds will provide meals to seniors in need of food, restore nutrition services that have been cut and restore positions which may have been eliminated or reduced.”

Awards to States will be made in March and Tribes will be issued the regular Title VI grants by April 1, 2009.

The projects will be web-posted for the public to see with information on projects accessible at


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