Arizona projects get sizeable cut of Great American Outdoors Act funds
November 12, 2021
WASHINGTON – Arizona projects got $110 million last year and will get another $159 million in the fiscal year that started this month, or more than 9% of all funding nationally under the Great American Outdoors Act for those two years.
The money, dedicated largely to national parks but also to federal lands and tribal schools, has been welcomed by tourism and environmental groups, who said it is long overdue.
"The National Park Service has been underfunded over the years," said Kevin Dahl, senior program manager for Arizona in the National Parks Conservation Association's Southwest region.