U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) has announced that five federal grants totaling more than $15 million have been awarded to fund several initiatives in New Mexico’s 1stCongressional District. These grants from the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Endowment for the Arts will support innovations in healthcare, education, and the arts.
“I’m pleased that these worthy efforts have been recognized for their potential to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. It takes innovative solutions like these to answer the challenges we as a community sometimes face, whether it be caring for our loved ones or educating our children. The support demonstrated by these grants is a testament to these projects’ benefits and to the creative, driven individuals working to make them possible.”
Department of Health and Human Services
- Innovative Oncology Business Solutions, Inc. in Albuquerque was granted $6.8 million as part of HHS’s Health Care Innovation Awards program, which recognizes efforts to improve care and lower costs to those enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
- Youth Development, Inc. in Albuquerque was granted a $7.6 million grant to develop a center-based Head Start program
- First Nations Community HealthSource in Albuquerque received a $239,000 grant for an HIV prevention program.
- The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque received a $395,000 grant for novel treatments for asthma in the obese.
National Endowment for the Arts
- Bernalillo County received a $75,000 grant to support a two-year community based strategic planning effort to incorporate art into the Historic MainStreet Bridge Boulevard Corridor.