State commission grants to strengthen infrastructure in military communities
The Texas Military Preparedness Commission will award $16.3 million to military communities from the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant program.
These grants assist military communities across the state that may be impacted by any closures.
The funds will be invested in infrastructure projects and other initiatives to increase the military value of these installations in Texas and protect jobs in those communities.
Entities receiving reimbursements are:
- Austin Community College – $4.99 million for the Software Factory and Innovation Center with Army Futures Command.
- Val Verde County – $2.46 million for an airfield lighting update at Laughlin Air Force Base (AFB).
- City of El Paso – $4.5 million for aquifer storage and recharge supporting Fort Bliss.
- City of Abilene – $1.89 million for flight line security at Dyess AFB.
- Val Verde County – $1.58 million for additional aircraft sunshades at Laughlin AFB.
- City of Corpus Christi – $901,952 to replace the natural gas system at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.
The commission in the Office of the Governor advises the governor and the Legislature on defense and military issues.