WASHINGTON — St. Ambrose University in Davenport is the recipient of a $594,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is one of four organizations in Iowa awarded grants worth almost $2 million.
Sen. Chuck Grassley said $1,868,364 was awarded to four health-care-related organizations. And a cooperative agreement totaling $237,597 was awarded to Iowa medical facilities.
Receiving grants for health care and other facilities from the Division of Grants Management Operations are: St. Ambrose University, $594,000; Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, $495,000; and Mercy Foundation in Des Moines, $495,000. The University of Iowa in Iowa City will receive a $284,364 grant for pharmacology, physiology, and biological chemistry research from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The university also will enter into a $237,597 cooperative agreement for human genome research with the National Human Genome Research Institute.
Thousands of Iowa organizations, colleges and universities, individuals and state agencies apply for grants from the federal government yearly.