Navajo Nation Secures Over $28 million from the State of New Mexico for Capital Outlay Projects

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez with New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham at the New
Mexico State Capitol on Feb. 1, 2019.

Published April 7, 2019

WINDOW ROCK — On Friday, the Navajo Nation successfully secured over $28 million in Capital Outlay Funds from the state of New Mexico as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law S.B. 280, which was passed by the State Legislature in March. 

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer thanked Gov. Lujan Grisham and the state legislators that supported the projects, also thanked the 24th Navajo Nation Council for helping to advocate as well.

“The successful outcome is due to the combined advocacy efforts of the Office of the President and Vice President and the 24thNavajo Nation Council. Working together, we were able to meet with legislators and the Governor on several occasions to explain how these funds will benefit our communities,” said President Nez.

Included in the $28 million allocation is $2 million for renewable energy development, which may be used for a solar project at Paragon Ranch on the Navajo Nation, in accordance with a recent proclamation from the Nez-Lizer administration that proclaimed renewable energy development as the top energy priority for the Nation.

Also included is $3.1 million for a new justice center for the community of Shiprock and over $1 million for the design and development of a Navajo Code Talker museum, both of which President Nez and Vice President Lizer advocated strongly for.

“On behalf of the Navajo people, we offer our appreciation and gratitude to Governor Lujan Grisham and the members of the New Mexico State Legislature for supporting these much-needed infrastructure development projects,” said Vice President Lizer. “This represents one of the largest investments of Capital Outlay Funds for the Navajo Nation in recent history.”

The project listing for the Navajo Nation includes the following:

PROJECTS 

AMOUNT 

To’hajiilee Chapter Water System Improvements

$ 130,000

Baahaali Chapter House Renovation

$ 75,000

Baahaali Chapter Vehicle Purchase

$ 50,000

Baca/Prewitt Chapter Backhoe Purchase

$ 125,475

Bahast’lah Chapter Water Line Extend

$ 100

Becenti Chapter Veterans Center

$ 515,000

Blue Medicine Well Road Baahaali CHP

$ 100,000

Casamero Lake Chapter Cemetary Construction

$ 40,000

Casamero Lake Chapter Power Line Extend

$ 373,500

Casamero Lake Chapter Senior Center Construct

$ 70,000

Chee Dodge Elem School Access Improve – Rock Springs Chapter

$ 558,500

Chichiltah Chapter Bathroom Additions

$ 125,000

Chichiltah Chapter Heavy Equipment Prchs

$ 200,000

Chichiltah Chapter Senior Ctr ADD Heater

$ 10,000

Coyote Canyon Chapter Water Sys Improve

$ 100,000

CR 6 Improve Chichiltah Chapter McKinley County

$ 100,000

CR 6 Improve Rock Springs CHP

$ 300,000

Crownpoint Chapter Solar Street Lights

$ 200,000

Crownpoint Chapter Veterans Center Fclty Improve

$ 5,000

Dine College Livestock Research Center

$ 620,000

Ft. Defiance Chapter Power Line Extend

$ 85,000

Iyanbito Chapter House Fence

$ 180,000

Iyanbito Chapter Vehicle Purchase

$ 40,000

Manuelito Chapter Land Use Master Plan

$ 100,000

Manuelito Chapter Motor Grader Prchs

$ 60,000

Mariano Lake Chapter Multipurpose Bldg.

$ 220,000

Mexican Springs Chapter Multipurpose Building

$ 200,000

Mexican Springs Chapter Power Line Extend

$ 382,500

Mexican Springs Chapter Senior Ctr Strg Unit Prchs

$ 5,000

Navajo Code Talkers Museum & Veterans Center

$ 1,054,473

Navajo Rts 52 & 98 Improve Nahodishgish CHP

$ 120,000

Navajo Tech Univ Electronic Access Control

$ 200,000

Navajo Tech Univ Trades Prgm Fclty Expand

$ 750,000

NM Hwy 118 Improve McKinley County

$ 862,000

Pinedale Chapter Bathrooms Construct

$ 510,000

Pinehaven Rd Improve Baahaali CHP

$ 75,000

Pueblo Pintado Chapter Maintenance Equip

$ 50,000

Ramah Chapter Navajo Police Dept Vehicles Prchs

$ 450,000

Red Lake Chapter Road Drain & Utility Improve

$ 115,000

Red Rock Chapter House Ren

$ 100,000

Red Rock Chapter Veh Prchs

$ 70,000

Red Willow Rd Improve Mariano Lake Chapter

$ 200,000

Smith Lake Chapter Parking Lot

$ 519,000

Smith Lake Chapter Rgnl SCADA Sys Construct

$ 675,000

Smith Lake Chapter Veterans Ctr Improve

$ 250,000

Thoreau Chapter Veterans Service Ctr Construct

$ 336,500

Tohatchi Chapter Warehouse Construct

$ 300,000

Tsa-Ya-Toh Chapter Power Line Extend

$ 360,000

Tse Bonito Judicial Complex Master Plan

$ 1,200,000

Tse De Tah Spring Rd Survey – Manuelito Chapter

$ 75,000

Tse’II’Ahi’ Chapter Headstart Bldg Construct

$ 200,000

W Tsayatoh & Sunset Valley Roads – Tsayatoh Chapter

$ 300,000

Whitehorse Lake Chapter /Rincon/Sandsprings Bathrooms

$ 150,000

Rocksprings v Multipurpose Bldg

$ 100,000

Beclabito Chapter Helipad

$ 400,000

Beclabito Chapter Senior Center – Vehicles

$ 57,000

Dine College Shiprock Agr Mltprps Ctr Construct

$ 400,000

Gahii’Ahi/To’Koi CHP Government Complex Construct

$ 600,000

Gahii’Ahi/To’Koi Chapter Senior Ctr Construct

$ 356,500

Huerfano Chapter Cemetery

$ 100,000

Lake Valley Chapter Heavy Equipment Purchase

$ 75,000

Lake Valley Chapter Powerline Install

$ 100,000

Nageezi Chapter Road Grader Purchase

$ 175,000

Naschitti Chapter Powerline Install

$ 100,000

Navajo Nation Vets Ctr Shiprock Chapter Construct

$ 200,000

Navajo Nation Vets Ctr Shiprock Chapter Water Line

$ 50,000

Navajo Preparatory School Security & Com

$ 362,500

Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project Tse Alnaozt’II Chapter

$ 90,000

Newcomb CHP Waterline Extend

$ 175,000

NM Hwy 371/Navajo Rte 36 Traffic Signal

$ 1,300,000

Red Valley Chapter Mitten Rock Power Lines

$ 350,000

Sanostee Chapter Comm. Cemetery

$ 80,000

Shiprock Chapter Complex Plan

$ 100,000

Shiprock Police Dept Jud/Public Safety Complex

$ 3,150,000

Tiis Tsoh Sikaad Chapter Power Line Extend

$ 300,000

Toadlena/Two Grey Hills Chapter Compound Improve

$ 125,000

Toadlena/Two Grey Hills Chapter Senior Ctr Improve

$ 50,000

Tooh Haltsooi Chapter Power Line Extend

$ 905,400

Tse’Daa’Kaan Chapter Hogback Senior Center Improve

$ 50,000

Tse’Daa’Kaan Chapter Power Line Extensions

$ 472,000

Upper Fruitland Chapter Senior Center Add Ph 2

$ 400,000

White Rock Chapter Multipurpose Bldg. Improv

$ 100,000

White Rock Chapter Veterans Bldg

$ 325,000

Counselor CHP Lybrook Water System Improv

$ 150,000

Torreon Starlake CHP Emergency Services Bldg

$ 150,000

Alamo CHP Grader Purchase

$ 500,000

Alamo CHP Water Well

$ 787,500

Navajo Nation Renewable Energy System

$ 2,000,000

Navajo Nation Water System

$ 225,000

Grand Total of Navajo Nation Projects

$28,752,948

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