Department of Commerce awards $48M in disaster recovery funding to Texas
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently announced $48 million in disaster relief and resiliency grants for Texas.
More than $13 million will be matched in local funds to help create 7,487 jobs, retain 225 jobs, and generate $6 billion in private investment.
Among the grant recipients are:
- City of West Orange – $5 million, design and construction of a new wastewater treatment plant;
- Urban Partnerships Community Development Corporation – $5 million, renovation of a facility to serve as a community fabrication space and incubator hub in Houston;
- Lamar State College Port Arthur – $4.8 million, renovation of industrial training center to meet industry demand for trained commercial drivers;
- City of Dayton – Gulf Inland Logistics Park – $4.8 million to support infrastructure improvement, including construction of a utility extension, road expansion, and signal installation;
- Kleberg County – $4.3 million, construction of a regional public safety training facility and emergency operations and command center;
- Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation – $3.7 million, creation of a technology center that will provide co-working and office space in Houston for entrepreneurs and startups;
- City of Seadrift – $3.45 million, construction of new bulkhead, rock riprap, and jetty, and aiding of channel dredging at Seadrift Municipal Harbor;
- City of Corpus Christi – $3 million, support of roadway improvements to expand industrial development;
- The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston – $2 million, design and construction of a business technology and development center;
- Bastrop County – $2 million – formation of Bastrop County Emergency Shelter and Community Center;
- City of La Grange – $1.8 million, addition of sanitary sewer line and lift station; and,
- San Jacinto County – $1.6 million, construction of an Innovation and Emergency Command Center.