Washington, D.C. — Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva announced today that the Nogales-Mariposa Port of Entry will receive almost $200 million for construction from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
“This is important for all of Arizona,” stated Grijalva. “Not only will it help our local economy but our communities are increasingly concerned about security. Safety along our border is vital as Arizona continues to become more important in trade with Mexico. The funding is crucial in modernizing border infrastructure that will enhance security while promoting economic development and improving the quality of life in the border region.”
The Recovery Act directs $750 million to renovate and construct federal buildings and courthouses, $300 million to renovate and construct land ports of entry and $4.5 billion to convert federal buildings to high-performance green buildings. In addition, GSA will play a prominent role in advancing the goals of the legislation through its pre-existing contracts and energy-efficient product offerings.
GSA’s Public Buildings Service is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of thousands of federally-owned facilities for more than one million civilian employees of the government at 60 different agencies.
The complete list of projects will be made available on-line at: www.recovery.gov.