Navajo Nation Council Passes Infrastructure Projects Bill

(Farmington Daily Times) – The Navajo Nation Council passed a bill in June to use its remaining $1.07 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds on infrastructure projects that will develop housing, water, electricity and broadband internet services.

The bill approved by the council includes:
• $215 million for water lines and wastewater projects
• $96 million for home electricity connections
• $120 million for broadband internet
• $130 million for housing
• $150 million for bathroom additions
• $150 million for local chapter priorities
• $35 million for E911 and public safety
• $19.2 million for health care
• $5 million for cybersecurity
• $15.5 million for housing in the former Bennett Freeze area

State, local and tribal governments that received American Rescue Plan allocations have until the end of 2024 to decide how to use the money and the end of 2026 to spend it.

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