Kelly, Sinema: Cottonwood Nonprofit Awarded Rural Development Grant, Helping Save Jobs

Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema announced that Steps to Recovery Homes – a nonprofit in Cottonwood serving Arizonans struggling with substance use disorders – received a $50,000 rural development grant.

“This grant will provide job support and boost life-saving services for Arizonans in need,” said Senator Kelly. “We must continue to do all we can to support Arizona’s rural communities. That includes ensuring organizations like Steps to Recovery Homes have the resources they need to thrive.”

“Steps to Recovery Homes provides life-saving services to Arizonans struggling with substance use disorders. We’re proud to announce this rural development grant renovating a new recovery center that will save jobs and support Arizonans who are struggling,” said Senator Sinema.

The rural development grant, awarded to Steps to Recovery Homes, will be invested to complete renovations for a new recovery center that will improve its ability to expand services that include job training programs. This grant saved 10 jobs and will support over 11,000 individuals.

In the Senate, Kelly has fought for Arizona’s rural communities. Earlier this year, Kelly introduced the Rural Prosperity Act, bipartisan legislation that would cut through red tape to connect communities like Cottonwood to federal programs and resources they need. Kelly has also worked to improve substance abuse services in Arizona. Last year, Kelly announced over $71 million in federal funding for Arizona mental health and substance abuse services.