More CARES Act Funding Coming to Rural Arizona
Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the Economic Development Agency (EDA) announced a $400,000 grant to the Central Arizona Association of Governments, which is made up of local governments in Pinal and Gila Counties.
"Once again I am pleased to see money I voted for coming back to Rural Arizona. Both Pinal and Gila Counties are fast growing communities who have been negatively effected by the economic shutdown and will put these funds to good use to help their economic recovery. In addition, both of these counties have been effected by catastrophic wildfire this year, adding to the economic impact of the pandemic and making this funding even more important. I thank Secretary Ross for listening to the needs of Rural Arizona and I look forward to more funding coming back to every corner of our district, so that we will come back even stronger than before the pandemic," said Gosar.
This grant is authorized under the CARES Act, which was signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020. It is designed to give local governments the necessary funding to aid their communities in recovering from the economic fall out of the Covid-19 Pandemic. This money may be used to help implement economic recovery plans, provide assistance to small businesses, and hire staff to coordinate recovery activities.