Senators tout federal funds headed to Pinal County 


Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly announced that federal funds are headed for Arizona projects Friday, including several that will impact Pinal County. These measures, funded through the Fiscal Year 2022 federal appropriations legislation, will better equip law enforcement, upgrade water infrastructure, expand access to health care, and more. 

“Working across the aisle, we secured investments in Arizona helping empower local communities to strengthen their water infrastructure, law enforcement, health care services, and more – today’s announcement is a win for our state and for hardworking families trying to make ends meet,” Sinema said. 

“These projects are going to have a direct impact on Arizona communities across the state,” said Kelly. “After months of work with Arizona mayors and other local leaders, we are going to make key investments that create great paying jobs, get Arizonans the skills they need, and make sure our state remains the best state to live, work and raise a family.” 

Two of the projects could have particular impact in Pinal County.  

The Pinal County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will receive $187,500 for renovations. According to Sinema’s office the upgrades, “will improve the operational coordination, communication, and public information for one of the fastest growing counties in Arizona.” 

Another county-wide measure that will benefit a broad cross-section of residents is a $2 million outlay for broadband projects across Pinal County.  

This will allow the Pinal County Final Mile Project to bring internet access to rural residents in western and central Pinal County who have either no internet, slow internet, or unaffordable internet,” Sinema’s office said in a statement.