EDA awards $19M in COVID-19 recovery grants to Texas projects
The EDA investments announced on February 18 are:
- Lamar State College Port Arthur will receive $4.3 million to support workforce development and diversification through the design and construction of a commercial driver education and examination center.
- Milam County will receive $3.77 million to revitalize the vacant hospital complex in downtown Cameron for commercial use and as an additional COVID-19 testing and medical care site.
- The city of Eagle Pass will receive $3.5 million to support small business growth by renovating a downtown, city-owned building for use as a small business incubator and retail center. The facility will support and attract a variety of industries, including retail, technology, real estate, and innovative energy solutions.
- The town of Fairview will receive $3 million to construct a new four-lane divided roadway that will create a primary access to Medical Center Drive in support of a hospital expansion and a mixed-use private development.
- The city of Kilgore will receive $2.5 million to construct two additional floors of new space on the northwest side of the Roy H. Laird Memorial Hospital for use as a health sciences education center. The Roy H. Laird Regional Medical Health Sciences Education Center will train workers for jobs in nursing and health sciences fields in a state-of-the-art facility.
- The city of Pflugerville will receive $2.3 million to make critical roadway infrastructure improvements along the Pecan Street-Dessau Road Corridors to support business growth, including at the 130 Commerce Center.