Sinema, Kelly Applaud $500,000 Grant Supporting Tucson Startups Focused on Climate Solutions

Jan 5, 2022

The investment – secured through the Senators-backed American Rescue Plan – will help create jobs and increase economic opportunities

WASHINGTON – Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly applauded a $500,000 grant to the City of Tucson from the American Rescue Plan they helped pass into law. The funding will help Tucson startups focused on agricultural climate solutions create jobs and support economic opportunity in southern Arizona.
“This grant funding will help Tucson-area small businesses in the agriculture industry tackle climate challenges while creating jobs and increasing economic opportunities across southern Arizona,” said Sinema. 
“As Arizona continues to lead in agriculture, it’s important we continue investing in sustainable practices that create more jobs,” said Kelly. “This grant will help small businesses in Tucson innovate, take on climate challenges, and strengthen our economy.”

The Economic Development Administration awarded the City of Tucson’s Southern Arizona Coalition for Climate Adaptation and Resilience $500,000 thanks to the American Rescue Plan Law – legislation championed by Sinema and Kelly. The investment supports the coalition’s proposal to support Southern Arizona’s agriculture industry. The coalition proposes to support agriculture innovation by helping startup businesses in the sustainable agriculture sector tackle climate challenges, while creating jobs and growing the economy.