Mar 4th 2021 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider

Multiple recovery efforts around the state will benefit from $19.3 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).
Lamar State College Port Arthur EDA awards $19M in COVID 19 recovery grants to Texas projects

Lamar State College-Port Arthur

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.
This project is funded under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provided the EDA with $1.5 billion for economic assistance programs to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus