REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS SOLICITED FOR CITY OF TUCSON GRANTS - The City is accepting proposals for Economic and Workforce Development Grants, and Special Events Grants for Fiscal Year 2015. The development proposals should include items for small business and development, job training and education programs for adults, at-risk youth, and at-risk adults. Special events grants will be awarded to those who help develop the local economy via emerging and established special events that build the community, economy and tourism. Proposals are due no later than Friday, March 21, 2014 at 4 p.m. Learn more about the grants.
PIMA COUNTY AWARDED GRANT TO HELP PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR HOMES - The $270,000 award - funded through National Mortgage Settlement funds via the Arizona Attorney General's Office - will help pay for job search and training services for people who lost (or are at risk of losing) their homes to foreclosure. It is also available to help evicted renters, and people in transitional housing programs because of foreclosure or eviction, said Dorothée Harmon, program manager with Pima County One Stop Career Center. The program is expected to begin in a few months. Read more from Arizona Public Media.
FORUM ON AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IN TUCSON TOMORROW - The healthcare forum will offer information about the Health Insurance Marketplace, including ways to check eligibility, find a plan, and enroll. Tucson State Representatives Sally Ann Gonzales and Marcario Saldate are hosting the two-hour forum, which begins at 10 a.m. at the Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Rd.
MEDICAL PARTNERSHIP IN ARIZONA COULD LEAD TO ELECTRONIC RECORDS SHARING FOR PATIENTS - Tucson-based Health Information Network of Arizona is affiliating with nonprofit Phoenix-based Arizona Health-e Connection. The combined group will operate under the umbrella of Arizona Health-e Connection, which will be based in Phoenix. Company officials say the effort intends to interface various existing patient medical record systems across the state, meaning medical providers around the country, and eventually beyond, would be able to electronically access health records of consenting Arizonans. The system would allow out-of-state doctors treating an Arizonan in an emergency to pull up that patient's medical records, lessening the chances of unnecessary testing or prescribing medication that could cause harm. Read more from Capitol Media Services via the Arizona Daily Star.
HOW TO REPORT TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS - Is there a pothole you'd like to see fixed? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk? You can report these issues to the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to email@example.com. You also can use the SeeClickFix website and app for Android and iOS.