San Carlos Apache College on O’Halleran’s list for funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The San Carlos Apache Tribe could see more than three-quarters of a million dollars for a new college library center.

U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., submitted the request to the House Appropriations Committee along with nine other funding requests. Each member of Congress is entitled to submit up to 10 request for funding of governmental or qualified non-profit projects in his or her district.

O’Halleran’s request for the San Carlos Apache College is for $871,500, and would be designated to renovate, equip and staff a library and computer center.

“This is a wise use of federal funds because it will expand higher education in a historically underserved community,” O’Halleran said in the request.

Four of O’Halleran’s requests involve Native American tribes in his district. The other beneficiaries could be Globe, Winslow, Flagstaff, Superior and two Pinal County projects.