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March 14, 2022

Rep. Kirkpatrick Announces $13,787,049 in Local Southern Arizona Projects 

Funding Expected to Pass House Tonight

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick announces that $13,787,049 in Community Project Funding she secured for Arizona during the Appropriations process, is included in the government funding package. The House will vote to pass the government funding package “Omnibus” later this evening.

“I am incredibly pleased to vote for $13,787,049 in Community Project Funding in this bill; I know will have a profound impact on southern Arizona,” Rep. Kirkpatrick said. “These investments support underserved areas and foster economic development, making a real difference in the lives of so many in our community. I am proud to have fought for funding that will make our community healthier, safer, stronger, and even more resilient.”

Rep. Kirkpatrick championed funding for 10 projects that will directly benefit our community. These include:

·         $1,100,000 for Cochise County Animal Shelter

·         $100,000 for Rose and Palm Garden Washes Flood Control Project, AZ; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

·         $600,000 for YMCA Drowning Prevention Services Facility Improvements Project

·         $2,838,521 for Mother’s Hub at Circle Tree Ranch

·         $1,146,028 for City of Tucson Dunbar Pavilion/DunbarSchool Rehabilitation Project

·         $800,000 for Willard Apartments Improvement Project

·         $4,124,500 for Saguaro National Park – Rincon Creek Valley

·         $1,000,000 for Pima Community College District, Tucson, AZ for lab equipment

·         $1,450,000 for El Rio Santa Cruz Neighborhood Health Care, Inc., Tucson, AZ for facilities and equipment

·         $628,000 for Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc., AZ, for facilities and equipment.

The twelve-bill government funding package will help middle-class families with the cost of living, create American jobs, supports the vulnerable, and works to help small businesses and restaurants that are key to our economic future. Taken together, the funding for southern Arizona and the funding increases for critical government programs will reverse decades of disinvestment in our communities and strengthen our nation.

After the House passes this legislation, it will be voted on by the Senate and signed into law by President Biden later this week.

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