Navajo President Begaye Approves $239,200 Grant Allocation to Benefit Disabled Navajos

Published May 3, 2017

WINDOW ROCK – On April 30, President Russell Begaye approved $239,200 for resolution no. CAP-22-17 as a one-time grant allocation to the non-profit organization, Diné Bii Association for Disabled Citizens.

“We appreciate other entities on the Navajo Nation that provide services to our disabled citizens across the Navajo Nation. This is just one of the non-profit organizations providing these services to disabled adults,” said President Begaye.

The Diné Bii Association for Disabled Citizens currently receives recurring allocations from the Navajo Nation Department of Health through P.L. 93-638 funding in the amount of $370,895. They also receive funding from the Arizona Department of Economic Security in the amount of $2.2 million.   “We allocate this one-time grant for the Diné Bii Association for Disabled Citizens. They will have the capability to advocate for additional funding and grants from across the United States,” said President Begaye.

The funding granted to this non-profit organization was provided by the Undesignated, Unreserved Fund Balance. This one-time grant will provide the non-profit organization funds for meals, medical supplies, travel for doctor appointments, and rental fees for their current location.

The Diné Bii Association for Disabled Citizens, based in Tuba City, Ariz., provides essential services and residential services for individuals with special needs. “I approved funding for this non-profit for only essential services and needs. At this time, we must be frugal and I want to thank the Navajo Nation Council for withdrawing seven UUFB legislations to address the upcoming budget shortfall for the nation,” said President Begaye.​

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