O'Halleran Announces $400K for NACOG under CARES Act
VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded $1.2 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to three EDA Economic Development District organizations in Arizona to assist economically-distressed communities in responding to the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic. $400,000 in awarded funding will go to the Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) in Flagstaff, Arizona.
“Rural communities are the backbone of our state,” said O’Halleran. “Right now, far too many of our beloved small businesses are hanging on by a thread, due to no fault of their own. This CARES Act funding I fought for will aid both these businesses and northern Arizona families in rebuilding their economies and reopening safely.”
Grant funding awarded to NACOG will assist communities in responding to the coronavirus pandemic by increasing capacity of existing infrastructure for business retention and attraction through economic and workforce development partnerships.
The CARES Act, which O’Halleran voted to pass in March of this year, provides EDA with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to aid communities to prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Economic Development Administration is managed under the U.S. Department of Commerce and makes investments in economically distressed communities to create U.S. jobs and promote economic growth.