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

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

$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 Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema. 

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. 

“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.” 

“I worked hard to shape thehistoric 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. 

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.