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March 14, 2022

Rep. Kirkpatrick Helps Secure Over $1.1 Million for Dunbar Pavilion School Rehabilitation Project

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick announces over $1.1 million will go directly to Dunbar Pavilion and Dunbar School as part of the City of Tucson’s Arts & Culture Revitalization Initiative. This funding is part of Rep. Kirkpatrick’s Community Project Funding allocations which was included in the government funding package, “Omnibus” that passed last week. 

These funds will support the City of Tucson in rehabilitating the Dunbar Pavilion and Dunbar School as part of the City’s Arts & Culture Revitalization Initiative. This repurposed school is on the National Register of Historic Places and holds social and cultural significance as the only segregated school in Tucson; built by Tucson Unified School District in an era of overt bigotry and discrimination as an educational facility for Tucson’s Black children in grades 1-8. 

Rep. Kirkpatrick’s office received $573,014 for the project the remaining half was granted to the City of Tucson on behalf of Rep. Raul Grijalva’s office. 

“I’m incredibly proud to have helped secure these investments that support underserved areas and foster economic development, making a real difference in the lives of so many in our community,” said Rep. Kirkpatrick “We worked tirelessly to ensure we could deliver funding that will make our community healthier, safer, stronger, and even more resilient.”

“Thank you, Representative Kirkpatrick, for urging the House of Representatives to invest in Tucson’s community development infrastructure. With Congressional support, the City of Tucson will be able to complete the Dunbar Springs Pavilion – a project that will improve the lives of families for years to come.”  Regina Romero, Mayor of the City of Tucson

In total, Rep. Kirkpatrick secured $13,787,049 in various Community Project Funding designations. See the full list here.


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