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April 13th, 2012
Grants and Grant Availability in Southern Arizona For The Week of April 13

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

Awarded Grants, Loans and Contracts

Date: April 10 (funding begins June 1)
Recipient: University of Arizona
Granting Organization: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Amount: $523,909
Purpose: Interdisciplinary training in cardiovascular research.

Date: April 10 (funding begins May 1)
Recipient: Mariposa Community Health Center
Granting Organization: Department of Health and Human Services
Amount: $150,000
Purpose: Rural health care services outreach.

Date: April 3
Recipient: City of Tucson
Granting Organization: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Amount: $20 million loan guarantee
Purpose: To create an Economic and Community Development Loan Pool program focusing on projects that create jobs for low- and moderate-income workers.
Notes: The City of Tucson’s new loan program will use Section 108 funds to target projects with pedestrian- and transit- oriented urban design characteristics that are:

·         Located in the Rio Nuevo Tax Increment District

·         Located within a ¼ mile of the Modern Streetcar Alignment

·         Located within a ¼ mile of other regional high capacity transit routes identified in a 2009 High Capacity Transit System Study

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