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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Grayson Brings In New Federal Grant Dollars

Today, Congressman Alan Grayson (FL-8) proudly announces that the following federal grants have been awarded in the 8th Congressional District:

* Orlando Housing Authority - $409,526 - The money will create jobs by funding new service coordinator positions. The caseworkers will make referrals and oversee the health and well-being of Orlando's senior population. The funds are part of a Ross Program HUD grant.

* The Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences - $29,601 -- The school received two grant awards aimed at meeting the growing need for registered nurses, and creating access to health care through the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship program. The Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Association (HRSA) awarded one grant for $15,705. The second grant award is $13,896. Started in 2000, the HRSA's objective is to increase the workforce by 823,400 registered nurses by the year 2020.

Congressman Grayson said, "For too long, we have paid our taxes with little to show for it. I am committed to making sure that we get our fair share."

Unlike most other Congressional offices, Congressman Grayson hired a full-time grants coordinator, who focuses solely on helping people navigate the arduous federal grants process. The results are spectacular.

The amount of federal grant dollars for Florida's 8th Congressional District increased by 98% during the Congressman's first year in office.

Congressman Grayson said, "I brought in more than $100 million in additional federal dollars when we need it most ($205,518,802 total in FY '09). The new money created or saved thousands of jobs. It kept police officers on the streets, schools open, and improved the lives of people in Central Florida."

Congressman Grayson's office created a free Grant Notification System. The system notifies subscribers immediately when a federal grant opportunity in their areas of interest becomes available. You can get details about the Grant Notification System here.

You can see a breakdown of the FY '09 grant awards here.

Congressman Alan Grayson. He works hard. He pays attention. He gets things done.

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