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September 2nd, 2011
Grants, Grant Availability and Contract Awards in Southern Arizona For The Week of September 2 From The Office of Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

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

Awarded Grants, Loans and Contracts

Date: August 26
Recipient: United Community Health Center – Maria Auxiliadora, Inc. (loan)
Granting Agency: Rural Development (part of U.S. Department of Agriculture) through National Bank of Arizona (lender)
Amount: $4,450,000
Purpose: Construction of a 15,000-square-foot medical building adjacent to the existing facility at 1260 S. Campbell Rd. in Green Valley. The new facility will allow United to relocate its continental administrative office and and clinic from the current Presidio Pointe location. The funds will also help refinance the Compass Loan on the existing medical building. For more information, call (520) 407-5603.

Date: August 29
Recipients: Amistades, Inc.; Compass Health Care, Inc.; Our Family Services, Inc. (all in Tucson)
Granting Agency: Office of National Drug Control Policy
Amount: $100,000 (Amistades); $125,000 (Compass and Our Family Services)
Purpose: The grants are part of Drug Free Communities (DFC), a national program that includes local matching grants of at least one dollar for every federal dollar granted. These awards are among $12 million in federal DFC grants for fiscal year 2011.

Date: August 30
Recipient: Pima County Sheriff’s Department
Granting Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), part of the Department of Justice
Amount: $496,910
Purpose: COPS Child Sexual Predator Program (CSPP) grants provide funding directly to law enforcement agencies to establish and/or enhance strategies to locate, arrest, and prosecute child sexual predators and exploiters and to enforce state sex offender registration laws. CSPP aims to support community policing initiatives throughout the United States by promoting partnerships between law enforcement, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the U.S. Marshals Service, and other community partners to collectively reduce and prevent child endangerment by sexual predators.

Date: August 31
Recipient: Raytheon Company (Contract)
Granting Agency: Department of Defense
Amount: $569 million
Purpose: Raytheon has been awarded a $569 million firm fixed price contract modification for missile production, test equipment, logistics support and other projects. For more information, contact Raytheon at (520) 794-8313.

Date: August 31
Recipient: University of Arizona
Granting Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Department of Commerce)
Amount: $133,293
Purpose: A research team successfully proposed to build on existing work with Hopi and Navajo resource managers to 1) identify drought monitoring needs within the context of their current drought preparedness plans, 2) explore and assess the utility of existing, but underutilized, drought monitoring products, and 3) develop prototype training and decision support tools that build the capacity of managers to access and utilize optimal drought monitoring products for the region.

Date: August 31
Recipient: Western Arizona Economic Development District
Granting Agency: Economic Development Administration (Department of Commerce)
Amount: $57,000
Purpose: Developing a comprehensive economic development strategy in the region served by the Western Arizona Economic Development District, which includes La Paz, Mohave and Yuma counties. The process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.

Date: August 31
Recipient: Tohono O’odham Nation (TON)
Granting Agency: Department of Justice
Amount: $221,173
Purpose: The grant has two goals: 1) Developing and enhancing jurisdiction-wide Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) implementation programs and functions; and 2) implementing a records management project to comply with the digital records requirement of SORNA. These goals will be achieved through funding personnel and equipment costs. Grant funded personnel will register and monitor sex offenders, provide community notification, and maintain the TON online public sex offender registry.

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