Santa Cruz River/Sonoran Corridor (I-19) Recompete Plan

*2023 Recompete Finalist and Strategy Development Grant Recipient

Application Title: Santa Cruz River/Sonoran Corridor (I-19) Recompete Plan

Lead Applicant: Santa Cruz County

State(s) Served: Arizona

Applicant-Defined Region: Santa Cruz River Corridor from the US-Mexico border to Tucson’s southside along US Interstate 19, including Santa Cruz and Pima Counties and the Tohono O’odham nation

Contact: Frank Dillon, Santa Cruz County ([email protected])

The Santa Cruz River/Sonoran Corridor (I-19) Recompete Plan, led by Santa Cruz County, requests approximately $50 million to assist its rural communities overcome decades of disinvestment and address new vulnerabilities created by climate change. Recompete funding will invest in a continuum of training and services for job placement and creation, strategies to diversify and strengthen the business ecosystem, and the development of sustainable infrastructure. The plan will leverage approximately $50 million in public, private, and philanthropic funding and builds on regional efforts towards climate resiliency, digital equity, and industry re-investment.   

Recompete Plan Narrative (PDF)

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