The funds – awarded through the Sinema and Kelly-shaped American Rescue Plan – make the roadway infrastructure improvements needed to support economic growth on the reservation
WASHINGTON – Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly today announced a $3.9 million grant awarded to the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe for crucial roadway infrastructure improvements to prepare for future economic growth on the reservation and in the region.
“Making major roadway improvements on the Yavapai-Prescott Reservation will better connect our communities, expand access for families and businesses, get goods to shelves faster, and promote new economic opportunities. I’m proud to have secured today’s investment in economic resiliency for the Tribe and all of Arizona,” said Sinema.
“Arizona tribal communities have long been in need of road improvements to improve safety and access. This will provide the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe with critical resources to help make necessary road repairs and improve community mobility,” said Kelly.
The funds – secured by Sinema and Kelly – will be used to construct a one-half mile, two lane road on the Yavapai-Prescott Reservation to expand community access to land with future business development potential.
As part of the American Rescue Plan and U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Coal Communities Commitment, the grant targets the Yavapai-Prescott Reservation because of its declining use of coal and helps the region by creating new jobs and economic opportunities in otherwise hard to reach areas. Sinema and Kelly’s grant promotes new economic development and the enhancement of existing businesses on the reservation.