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July 13th, 2012
Grants and Grant Availability in Southern Arizona For The Week of July 13 From The Office of Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva


Available Funds

Date: Multiple rolling application dates
Recipients: State governments
Granting Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Amount: Variable
Purpose: Preparation of state-based health care insurance exchanges set to be ready in 2014.
Facts: Ten opportunities for states to apply for Level One and/or Level Two funding have been announced under the new funding opportunity announcement, with all awards made by December 31, 2014. Application details and more information are available at

Awarded Grants, Loans and Contracts

Date: July 10
Recipient: University of Arizona
Granting Organization: Health Resources and Services Administration (part of the Department of Health and Human Services)
Amount: $699,862
Purpose: The Arizona Center of Excellence will serve as an innovative resource and education center to recruit, train, and retain underrepresented minorities, with a primary focus on Latino/Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native students and faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Date: July 12
Recipient: Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (Phoenix), City of Tucson, City of Yuma
Granting Organization: Department of Labor
Amount: $47,065 (Yuma), $377,901 (Tucson), $3,801,659 (Justice Commission)
Purpose: The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Tucson will use its funds to support officer safety, technology improvement, prosecution, community outreach, and court programs. Yuma will use its funds to purchase needed computer equipment. The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission in Phoenix will use the funds to support multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional drug, gang, and violent crime task-forces, their tandem prosecution projects, and statewide civil forfeiture efforts; adjudication and sentencing projects; forensic support services; community corrections projects; and, substance abuse prevention and education efforts.

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