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July 15th, 2011
Grants and Grant Availability in Southern Arizona For Week of July 15 From The Office of Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

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

Awarded Grants

Date: July 12

Recipient: University of Arizona, Tucson

Granting Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Amount: $129,410

Purpose: Tropical storm and climate change research.


Date: July 13

Recipients: City of Tucson

Granting Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Amount: $508,044

Purpose: Rental and medical assistance to homeless veterans as part of a HUD partnership with VA medical facilities.

Facts: According to a 2009 report from the Veteran Administration, there are 107,000 homeless veterans on any given night in America – approximately 23 percent of the total homeless population. Many suffer from health issues such as Post-Traumatic Brain Disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse.


Date: July 14

Recipient: Colorado River Residential Management Corp.

Granting Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Amount: $2,355,629

Purpose: Indian housing block grant to build, renovate or upgrade housing on Tribal lands.


Date: July 14

Recipients: Sunset Community Health Center, Somerton

Granting Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Amount: $500,000

Purpose: The award is part of $95 million in federal grants to 278 school-based health center programs across the country.  Provided by the Affordable Care Act, the awards will help clinics expand and provide more health care services at schools nationwide.

Facts: The Affordable Care Act appropriated a total of $200 million for 2010 through 2013 for the School-Based Health Center Capital Program to address capital needs in school-based health centers. Republicans voted May 3 to cut the entire program. The funds announced today are the first in the series of awards that will be made available to school-based health centers under the Affordable Care Act.

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