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February 3rd, 2012
Grants and Grant Availability in Southern Arizona For The Week of February 3 From The Office of Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

Available Funds

Date: Applications accepted until February 24
Recipients: Fire stations
Granting Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Amount: Variable ($380 million total available)
Purpose: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants help fire departments hire new firefighters and recruit and retain volunteer firefighters
Facts: Application details and more information are available at

Date: Pre-applications due February 20; final applications due March 19
Recipients: City, tribal, regional and state transportation authorities
Granting Agency: Department of Transportation
Amount: Variable – $10 million minimum, $500 million total available
Purpose: Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are awarded on a competitive basis.  Projects will be evaluated on safety, economic competitiveness, livability, environmental sustainability, state of repair and short-term job creation

Facts: If any lead applicant submits more than three applications, only the first three received will be considered. For more information, contact or call Howard Hill at (202) 366–0301.

Awarded Grants, Loans and Contracts

Date: January 31
Recipient: Cocopah Indian Tribe
Granting Agency: Department of Transportation
Amount: $242,860 (grant)
Purpose: This project was selected on a competitive basis through the Tribal Transit Program for the continued operation of the Cocopah Tribe’s Purple Route, which connects with the Yuma County Area Transit (YCAT) system of routes that serves the entire Yuma community. The route links the North Reservation with the Tribal Administration Office on the West Reservation and connects Cocopah RV and Golf Resort visitors with the Cocopah Casino, downtown County and City offices, Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University.

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