Sinema, Kelly Announce $1 Million Investment Coming to City of Flagstaff for Climate Resilience Hubs from Climate Law

Oct 25, 2023

Law shaped by Sinema and Kelly provides $1 million to help Arizona combat the effects of wildfire, drought, and poor air quality

WASHINGTON – $1,000,000 will be invested in three new community-led climate resilience hubs in the City of Flagstaff from the Inflation Reduction Act shaped by Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly.

The community-led resilience hubs will increase emergency preparedness through safe heating, cooling, and clean air centers, expand air quality data and improve health outcomes for Arizonans affected by wildfire smoke and dust, and provide resources that meet the unique community-identified needs.

“I worked hard to shape thehistoric energy and climate lawto ensure it meets Arizona’s unique needs. Thanks to our work, we’re proudly delivering $1 million to the City of Flagstaff to invest in drought, wildfire, and climate resilience – ensuring it remains a safe and healthy place to call home for generations to come,” said Sinema.

“Too often, small and rural communities in Arizona get overlooked for projects that provide clean air and drinking water,” said Kelly. “With this investment, Flagstaff will have more tools to protect the environment and improve quality of life for its residents.”

The funds were awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem Solving Cooperative Agreement and Environmental Justice Government-to-Government programs, which prioritizes resources for communities that have historically suffered from underinvestment to ensure access to clean air, water, and climate resilience.

The Environmental Justice Government-to-Government (EJG2G) program provides funding at the state, local, territorial, and tribal level to support government activities that lead to measurable environmental or public health impacts in communities disproportionately burdened by environmental harms.