More Than $42 Million in Federal Grants Awarded to Rural Texas Communities (10/6/2016)

Today, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has awarded more than $42 million to small and rural communities across Texas for critically needed infrastructure improvements. These federal funds are administered through TDA’s Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) program to support vibrant communities, suitable living conditions and expand economic opportunities in rural Texas.

“Rural communities work hard every day to provide a great place for people to live, work and raise their families,” Commissioner Miller said. “Yet, some smaller Texas communities can’t financially support the kind of large public works projects that will improve and strengthen their local quality of life. That’s where the Texas Department of Agriculture helps by making sure that rural Texas has equal access to federal funding available for these kinds of improvements. Together, the Texas Department of Agriculture and rural communities across the state are ensuring all Texans have a safe place to live.”

For more on the CDBG program, click here

For a list of CDBG recipients, click here.