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STEPS TO A HEALTHIERUS INITIATIVE

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2003 Steps Grantees

On September 18, 2003, HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced 12 grants totaling $13.7 million under Steps to promote community initiatives to promote better health and prevent disease (HHS press release).

The following grantees were approved for a five-year project period, with the initial year's funding amount. Recipients of the grants reach 23 communities, including one tribal consortium, 15 small cities or rural communities and seven large cities. Continuation award amounts will be determined toward the end of the first budget period.

Grantee First-year grant funding
Tribe  
Intertribal Council of Michigan [PDF] $250,000
State-coordinated Small Cities/Rural Communities  
Washington [PDF] $1,553,969
New York [PDF] $1,805,459
Arizona [PDF] $1,390,247
Colorado [PDF] $1,283,287
Large Cities/ Urban Communities  
Seattle-King County, WA [PDF] $965,340
Salinas-Monterey County, CA [PDF] $924,378
Austin-Travis County, TX [PDF] $928,836
New Orleans, LA [PDF] $1,213,351
Philadelphia, PA [PDF] $1,152,874
Boston, MA [PDF] $1,218,040
Pinellas County, FL [PDF] $940,306

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