San Nicolas wants $3.68M ARPA money for Tinian


Rep. Patrick H. San Nicolas (R-Tinian) introduced Friday during a House of Representatives session a bill that proposes to appropriate up to $3.68 million from the American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund to Tinian and Aguiguan.

San Nicolas stated in the bill that the ARPA funds shall be used to carry out critical capital projects directly enabling work, education, and health monitoring, including remote options, in response to the public health emergency with respect to the COVID-19.

He said the Tinian and Aguiguan Legislative Delegation appropriates $1 million for related construction costs and other capital investments in public facilities to meet COVID-19 related operational needs; $2 million for the improvement of ventilation systems in congregate settings, public health facilities, and other public facilities; and $681,052 to make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.

The total amount proposed to be appropriated is $3,681,052.

The expenditure authority shall be the mayor of the Municipality of Tinian and Aguiguan.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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