February Grants Newsletter

This month, Arizona nonprofits and colleges were awarded over $1.6 million in grants to expand college access programs, fight childhood obesity, and prevent child abuse.

Congratulations to this month’s grant recipients!

Available grant opportunities include funding for new technologies that enable disabled veterans to live independently, funding for youth homelessness prevention programs, and funding to support organizations responding to public health crises.

New grants continuously become available through various offices of the federal government. To stay up to date, please register with and request notifications about funding opportunities. If you have suggestions or questions, please contact our Constituent Affairs and Community Liaison, Ms. Michelle Coldwell at

Grants Awarded in CD9 and Arizona

Virginia G. Piper Trust

American Heart Association awarded $183,000 over 24 months

This grant will be used to implement a childhood obesity program and help in training 30 early child care centers.

Prevent Child Abuse Arizona awarded $475,000 over 36 months

This grant will be used to help support expansion of comprehensive parent education program.

The Foundation for Blind Children awarded $50,000 over 12 months

This grant will be used to help develop curriculum and standards for new learning progress software.

Phoenix Public Library Foundation awarded $400,000 over 12 months

This grant will be used to help expand College Depot space and college access programs and services.

Phoenix Theatre awarded $185,000 over 36 months

This grant will be used to help implement a strategic business plan to strengthen the theatre’s financial capacity.

National Science Foundation 

Arizona State University awarded $200,000 for RAPID: The Role of Emergent Organizations in Hurricane Harvey Response

This grant will be used to help understand the role of emergent response organizations in mitigating disaster risks during the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.

Arizona State University awarded $199,995 for The Microbial Metagenome of the Termite Hindgut

This grant will be used to study the termite hindgut to understand how energy can be efficiently extracted from wood, as well as develop an interactive outreach module for K-12 students to help spark appreciation for science, technology, and engineering research.

Grant Opportunities

Department of Veterans Affairs

Specially Adapted Housing Assistive Technology Grant Program

This grant seeks to encourage the development of new assistive technologies for specially adapted housing. Veterans Affairs acknowledges there are many emerging technologies that could improve home adaptations or otherwise enhance a Veteran’s or Servicemember’s ability to live independently.

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Department of Health and Human Services

Technical Assistance for Response to Public Health or Healthcare Crises

This grant looks to help solve public health or healthcare crises by funding qualified organizations to provide expert technical assistance and other forms of support to parties engaged in a public health or healthcare crisis.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

This grant will allow 11 communities to participate in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness.

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