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March 1st, 2023
Rep. Grijalva Commends Biden Admin for Humanitarian Assistance Funding

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, the Biden administration announced it will publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $350 million under the humanitarian portion of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP-H) to help local communities around the country better manage the costs of humanitarian assistance in their communities.

Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) issued the following statement:

“Congressional Democrats prioritized humanitarian assistance under the Omnibus package that was approved in December. I am pleased that the Biden administration is taking positive steps to address the ongoing humanitarian needs of communities who are tirelessly working to support asylum seekers in Arizona and across the country,” said Rep. Grijalva. “We are committed to providing communities and non-governmental organizations with the resources and funding they need to respond. I will continue to pursue serious solutions to the border that ensures a safe, humane, and orderly process that upholds the right to asylum.”

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the Continuing Resolution 2023 Guidance to understand eligible items under the program. Additional information on the announcement can be found here.

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