WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema today applauded rural development grant funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Yu-Weh-Loo Pah-Ki Community Utility and the Southwest Indian Agricultural Association Inc. The grants invest in the economic development of Arizona’s tribal communities and help create jobs.
“These grants will create much-needed jobs for Arizona’s tribal communities and help expand opportunity for all Arizonans,” said Sinema.
The Yu-Weh-Loo Pah-Ki Community Utility—located on the Hopi Indian Reservation—received $90,000, which is expected to create 15 jobs and be used to assist at least 10 Arizona small businesses with business counseling services.
The Southwest Indian Agricultural Association Inc.—a Native American non-profit organization with over 300 members—received $149,039, which is expected to create 20 jobs and assist 14 businesses while promoting economic development in tribal communities in Arizona.