The city of Phoenix has received $423 million to date through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Mayor Phil Gordon said Friday.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport $26.6 million for two baggage screening systems.
“The city of Phoenix continues to work hard to stimulate our economy and put our residents back to work,” Gordon said in a prepared statement. “Surpassing $400 million in ARRA funds is a significant accomplishment and demonstrates our commitment to secure funds for critical projects and create jobs.”
Gordon noted other ARRA-funded projects, including $25 million for energy-efficiency improvements to neighborhoods along the Metro light rail system. He wants to call that the “Green Rail Corridor.”
Phoenix has also received stimulus funds for house weatherization grants for low-income homeowners, and for transportation projects.