Jobs, Grants & Business Assistance

This part of my website includes all the information you need to locate federal funding opportunities.

If you are applying for a federal grant and would like a letter of introduction from Rep. Grijalva, please download this request form and follow the steps it outlines.

For information about applying for small business loans or federal assistance programs, click here. You can also find my Small Business Resource Guide here, which provides helpful information.

For information about federal contracting opportunities, click here

To access my locally focused employment and jobs guidebook, click here.

Your Tax Dollars at Work in Arizona’s Third Congressional District

So far in the 2017 fiscal year, more than $41 billion has been awarded to Arizona businesses, schools, nonprofits, community projects, local governments, and other organizations. Here in Arizona’s Third Congressional District, you can see your tax dollars at work with more than $161 million in federal grants offered to local organizations, some of which are listed below:



Granting Agency

Purpose of Grant

Tucson Museum of Art


National Foundation of the Arts and the Humanities

To support a series of community events featuring regional artists.

Esperanza en Escalante


Department of Veterans Affairs

Funding to assist in costs with transitional housing beds for homeless Veterans.

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality  $2,155,653 Performance Partnership Grant Major activities of these programs include: conducting surface water quality monitoring, preparing a water quality assessment, preparing pollution prevention permits, writing Total Maximum Daily Loads, reducing nonpoint source pollution, participating in interagency watershed coordination activities, conducting outreach/education to the community, building infrastructure by conducting training and professional development, and reporting progress to EPA.

Watershed Management Group, Inc.


Department of Commerce

Recharge the Rain: Community Resilience through STEM Education.

Arizona Department of Health


Department of Agriculture

Special supplemental nutrition program for woman, infants, and children.

Tohono O’odham Nation


Department of Agriculture

Food distribution program.

City of Yuma


Department of Justice

Grant for body-worn cameras for the City of Yuma Police Department.

Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans


Department of Labor

AZ Veterans Stand Down Alliance – Coalition to End Homelessness.

University of Arizona


Environmental Protection Agency

Project to inform AI/AN health and environmental policies to develop novel and sustainable strategies for reducing environmental health disparities and improving community wellness.

Tucson Urban League Housing Corp.


Environmental Protection Agency

Provides funding to recruit, train, and place unemployed and underemployed in environmental fields.

International Sonoran Desert Alliance


National Endowment of the Arts

To support building authentic community ownership of Ajo's historic town center with music and dance.  The project is a series of performances of folk, traditional, and contemporary Native American and Latino music and dance. International Sonoran Desert Alliance will partner with Pima County on this initiative. The goal is to use creativity to build community across longstanding racial and ethnic divisions between the estimated 3,500 Native American, Latino and Anglo American residents of Ajo.                                    

Mariposa Community Health Center, Inc.  $100,000 Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program Rural Health Care Services Outreach, Rural Health Network Development and Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program
RIO RICO FIRE DISTRICT STATION 1 $100,000 Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program Rural Health Care Services Outreach, Rural Health Network Development and Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program

Upcoming Opportunities

Listed below are a few additional opportunities to keep your tax dollars returning to our district; to see more information on these and many more opportunities, visit the full list of federal funding programs at and



Estimated Amount

Grant Description

Due Date

Economic Development Assistance Programs

Economic Development Administration

$200,000 - $3,000,000

This program provides investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public Works and EAA programs. Grants and cooperative agreements made under these programs are designed to leverage existing regional assets and support the implementation of economic development strategies that advance new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. For more information, please click here.

Ongoing Application

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program in Arizona

USDA – Rural Development

$275 - $50,000

This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings. Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and / or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses. For more information, click here.

Ongoing Application

Our Town Award

National Endowment for the Arts

$25,000 - $200,000

Organizations may apply for creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities and through strategies that leverage arts, culture, and/or design toward achieving community goals; either in Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects that represent the distinct character and quality of their communities or Projects that Build Knowledge About Creative Placemaking. For more information, click here.

SF-424 due on September 11, 2017;

Application Materials due on September 25, 2017

Summer Stipends

National Endowment for the Humanities


Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must not result solely in the collection of data; instead they must also incorporate analysis and interpretation. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. For more information, please click here.

September 27, 2017

Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health


This notice solicits applications for the ECI program. The ECI program is intended to provide support for minority and/or disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic, childhood/adolescent obesity, or serious mental illness. It seeks to prevent opioid abuse, increase access to opioid treatment and recovery services, and reduce the health consequences of opioid abuse; reduce obesity prevalence and disparities in weight status among children and adolescents; and reduce the impact of serious mental illness and improve screening for serious mental illness at the primary care level. For more information, please click here.

August 31, 2017

Broadening Participation in Engineering

National Science Foundation

Up to $1,500,000

The Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) Program is a Directorate-wide initiative dedicated to supporting the development of a diverse and well-prepared engineering workforce. BPE is interested in funding projects that bring together multiple groups (e.g., school districts, community colleges, engineering schools, industry, philanthropy, government, etc.) and offer the greatest return on investment by producing outcomes that are scalable, sustainable, and applicable to various contexts, settings, and demographics within the engineering enterprise. For more information, please click here.

February 5, 2018

If you ever have questions, please contact my Tucson office at (520) 622-6788, my Somerton office at (928) 343-7933, or my Avondale office at (623) 536-3388.