The Recovery.gov website was set up to help Americans track the money disbursed through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Visitors to the site can search for projects by state, find funding opportunities and more. The site also includes special features on a variety of Recovery Act projects and right now, projects in the Grand Canyon are in the spotlight.
South Kaibab Trail
Recovery Act funds are being used to restore the South Kaibab Trail, which includes steps and retaining walls originally built in the 1930s.
Havasupai Tribe Housing
Six new houses were built at Supai Camp on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The new houses replaced existing buildings that were in disrepair. About 10 to 20 members of the Havasupai Tribe live at this camp site.
Alternative Fuel Transit Buses
ARRA funding allowed the National Park Service (NPS) to purchase six alternative fuel transit buses to transport visitors around the South Rim and in Grand Canyon Village.
North Rim Repairs
More than $500,000 in ARRA funding was dedicated to repair work on North Rim trails and trail structures that were damaged by wildfires in 1999 and 2000.
Overall, ARRA funding for 15 projects in Grand Canyon National Park reached $18 million. To learn more about these projects, visit the NPS website.