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 http://grijalva.house.gov/grants.
Awarded Grants, Loans and Contracts
Date: June 25
Recipient: Arizona State Museum (University of Arizona)
Granting Organization: National Park Service
Purpose: This is one of 24 grants, totaling more than $1.5 million, announced by NPS to assist in the implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. This grant will fund consultations to identify and correctly designate individuals and cultural items, training for museum and tribal staff on NAGPRA, digitizing collection records for consultation, consultations regarding culturally unaffiliated individuals, and numerous other projects that support the NAGPRA goals of documentation and consultation in preparation for repatriation. For more information, call Sherry Esham at the University of Arizona at (520) 626-6000.
Date: June 25
Recipients: City of Yuma; Quechan Fish and Game Department
Granting Organization: Department of Justice
Amount: $1,000,000 (Yuma), $96,941(Quechan)
Purpose: The Justice Department’s COPS Hiring Program grants go directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new and/or rehire career law enforcement officers in an effort to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. Yuma is funded to hire eight new officers and Quechan Fish and Game is funded to hire one new officer. A unique change for the 2012 program requires that all new officers hired under the grant must be military veterans that have served at least 180 days of active military service, any part of which occurred on or after September 11, 2001.
Date: June 29
Recipients: Ak-Chin Indian Community; Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Granting Organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Amount: $313,892 (Ak-Chin), $108,000 (Pascua Yaqui)
Purpose: The Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP) provides funds to directly eligible tribes to help strengthen the Nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks.