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Rep. Grijalva announced $1.2 million to help fight diaper shortage

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YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Rep. Raul M. Grijalva declares that the Arizona Community Action Association (Wildfire) are the recipients of the Diaper Distribution Demonstration and Research Pilot Program.

Furthermore, Wildfire will use their $1.2 million and partner with the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona (AZDB) to increase the health, wellness, security and independence of the families in need of diapers.

For further context, the Diaper Distribution Pilot is the brainchild of the Administration of Children and Families (ACF).

In addition, the pilot program will channel new funding to expand existing diaper distribution services.

This is through a robust network of anti-poverty services, funded by ACF's Office of Community Services (OCS).

“A lack of access to diapers is not only a public health issue, but an obstacle to economic mobility for low-income families,” said Rep. Grijalva.

“Despite being a basic essential need for an infant, one in three families in the United States don’t have enough diapers. Diapers are a substantial expense for young families, yet there is very little assistance offered to help with the cost. I applaud the Biden administration for the execution of this research pilot and look forward to working with these community partners to ensure working parents and their babies have access to affordable diapers and child care essentials.”

If you want more information on the new pilot program, then click here.

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