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July 25th, 2011
Grants and Grant Availability in Southern Arizona From The Office of Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

Tucson, Ariz. – The following grants were recently awarded or made available in Southern Arizona. For more information, subscribe to Rep. Grijalva’s grants newsletter at

Awarded Grants and Cooperative Agreements

Date: July 19
Recipient: City of South Tucson
Granting Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Amount: $300,000
Purpose: Training and employing residents in pollution cleanup.
Facts: The funding is part of a national award effort of more than $6.2 million to 21 grantees throughout the country. The program will put 39 trainees through a 28-week training cycle that will include courses on hazardous waste operations, asbestos and lead inspections, underground storage tank operation and cleanup, and green and alternative cleanup practices.

Date: July 19
Recipients: Tohono O’odham Nation
Granting Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Amount: $1,440,000 cooperative agreement
Purpose: Tribal youth suicide prevention.
Facts: The project focuses on the highest risk factors contributing to youth suicide, including substance abuse, high dropout rates, teen pregnancy, loss of culture, high levels of unemployment, and families who live well below the federal poverty line.
Contact: Cheryl Green, (520) 383-6000.

Date: July 22
Recipient: University of Arizona
Granting Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Amount: $228,869
Purpose:Research on adolescent precursors to financial stress and alcohol problems in emerging adulthood.

Available Funds

Date Announced: July 20
Recipient: Pinal County
Granting Agency: Department of Agriculture
Amount: Variable
Purpose: Drought and agricultural disaster relief.

Facts: Due to a Department of Agriculture disaster relief declaration, farmers in Pinal County are eligible for the next eight months for Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans and the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program. The FSA will consider each emergency loan application on individual merits. SURE Program applications for 2011 crop losses will be accepted in 2012, when the 2011 farm revenue data required by statute becomes available.

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