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P-CHIP Call for Projects Applications Now Open

City of Tucson, Housing and Community Development Call for Projects outlines funding available to advance the goals of the P-CHIP.

It is also the process by which the City of Tucson accepts, reviews, and recommends applications for funding for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.

The Tucson Mayor and City Council determine final funding allocations. 

The Call for Projects covers the following funding sources:

Federal Transit Administration Grant - Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that it has awarded the City of Tucson Department of Transportation and Mobility (DTM) $600,000 to develop operational solutions that address challenges faced by public transportation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are from FTA’s Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program, which supports exposure mitigation, contactless payment and strengthening rider confidence on public transit.

Paul's Note - January 15th, 2021

Six hundred and two residents of Pima County died of COVID-19 last week. I’d like to tell you about two of them. 

One was Michael Hicks. We were on opposite sides of most issues, but I know he cared a lot about the community. He was a traffic engineer with the city for years and my staff got to work with him when dealing with neighborhood issues. 

Paul's Note - January 8th, 2021

Wednesday, a mob that was incited by President Trump stormed the United States Capitol in an effort to block the ratification of a legally constituted election. We’ve had a Presidential election during the Civil War, one during the Spanish Flu epidemic and one during World War II, but this was the first time anyone has threatened our free and fair elections, the foundation of American democracy. 

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