Kelly, Sinema Announce Over $725K Investment in Arizona Tribal Communities’ Climate & Natural Disaster Resilience from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly provides $725,163 to enhance climate resilience among Arizona Tribal communities and organizations 

$725,163 will be invested in Arizona Tribal communities’ climate and natural disaster resilience from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema and shaped by Senator Mark Kelly.

The investment, disbursed through the Department of the Interior, helps Arizona Tribal communities and organizations that are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change – such as wildfires and floods – by enhancing their ability to withstand and respond to such disasters.

“The investment we secured will ensure that Arizona’s tribal communities have the resources necessary to improve and strengthen their response and preparedness for the impacts of drought and wildfires,” said Senator Kelly.

“Today’s investment empowers tribal communities with resources to prepare and respond to Arizona’s worsening drought and wildfires. I was proud to secure this critical funding in our negations of the bipartisan infrastructure law,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law.

Below are the recipients and award amounts:

White Mountain Apache – Tribal Climate Resilience Training and Workshops$143,147 
Inter Tribal Council of AZ – Adaptation Workshops and Trainings in an Evolving Southwest Climate$142,063
Inter Tribal Council of AZ – Tribal Opportunities for Preparedness in Arizona (TOPAZ)$50,000
Inter Tribal Council of AZ – Preparing Future Tribal Climate Leaders for an Evolving Southwest$50,000
Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife Climate Change – Climate Change Program$339,953

Sinema led bipartisan Senate negotiations with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio that included Senator Kelly and senators from both parties.

The bipartisan infrastructure law was supported by groups including The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, The National Association of Manufacturers, The AFL-CIO, The National Retail Federation, The Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Outdoor Industry Association, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The National Education Association, as well as hundreds of mayors across all 50 states.