Fabian Sandez spent his summers traveling from Mexico to California to learn everything he could about trades work from his stepfather. Now, he’s encouraging others to enter the trades.
The Gila River Indian Community is getting funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to install solar panels on their canals, and research is being done by SRP and ASU to bring solar panels to canals all over Arizona.
This funding’s aim is to help connect the estimated 8.5 million families and small businesses nationwide that still haven’t been able to access the full capabilities of modern technology.
Almost half of Arizonans only have one internet provider option, and nearly one-third of people in the state lack access to either broadband or any type of internet service.
In exchange for using less water, municipalities will receive federal funding from the Inflation Reduction Act to develop long-term water system efficiencies.
The funding specifically comes from the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program, which provides school districts with rebates to replace existing school buses with clean models.
Several local advocates say that these new grants will help all Arizonans reduce their water usage, which will not only benefit local communities, but farms and ecosystems as well.
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