The City of Rio Rancho has received notification that, in the coming months, it will receive $2,497,406 owed to it by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and federal government.
This payment stems from a 2007 reimbursable grant agreement with the USACE related to the design and construction of an arsenic treatment facility in order to meet federal mandates. Per this agreement, approximately $6.5 million was owed to the City, based on available funding.
“Obtaining the money owed to the City and citizens of Rio Rancho has been a priority of mine since I first took office,” Mayor of Rio Rancho Greggory D. Hull said. “I am very happy that, after many years of fighting for this money, we will now cross the finish line once this payment is received.”
The City previously received $350,000 in 2009, $2.135 million in 2016, $500,000 in 2017, and $1,053,895 in 2018 for partial payment/reimbursements.
“Rio Rancho would not have received the total amount owed without the focused efforts of the City’s Governing Body members, City staff, and City lobbyist,” said Mayor Hull. “I also want to acknowledge and thank our Congressional members and their staff, as well as USACE staff for their support.”