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July 6th, 2012
Grants and Grant Availability in Southern Arizona For The Week of July 6 From The Office of Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva


Washington, D.C. – 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

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 1
Recipient: University of Arizona
Granting Organization: Health Resources and Services Administration (part of the Department of Health and Human Services)
Amount: $1,400,000 discretionary grant
Purpose: The HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program is designed to reduce nursing faculty shortages. The UA College of Nursing will use the funds to award money for the upcoming academic year to doctoral students preparing to be future nursing faculty.

Date: July 2
Recipient: Primavera Foundation (Tucson)
Granting Organization: Department of Labor
Amount: $200,000
Purpose: This is one of 90 grants, totaling more than $20 million, distributed nationwide to provide 11,000 veterans with job training to help them succeed in civilian careers.  The grants are being awarded under the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP).  These second- and third-year HVRP awards are being awarded to agencies familiar with the areas and populations to be served so they can provide occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services.

Date: July 2
Recipients: Tohono O’Odham KiKi Association
Granting Organization: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Amount: $5,079,766
Purpose: This is an Indian Housing Block Grant award made through the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996. The funds can be used to pay Tribal housing operating expenses, develop affordable housing, pay for construction and acquisition, rehabilitate existing structures, or a variety of other qualifying activities.

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