Hurd Announces Grant for Middle Rio Grande Development Council

Today I announced the Middle Rio Grande Development Council in Carrizo Springs, Texas will receive a $397,181 grant through the Economic Development Administration. The grant is intended to aid the council in developing assistance programs to help communities prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

When we passed the CARES Act almost six months ago with bipartisan support, my colleagues and I knew it was not the full answer to combating the pandemic, but that it would ensure Americans had more resources to make it through. From emergency communications to economic development, the Middle Rio Grande Development Council helps so many counties in South Texas. This grant through the Economic Development Administration will allow the Council to aid the nine counties they represent with continued response and recovery efforts and ensure our communities can fulfill their response strategy to the ongoing pandemic.

I will keep advocating for Texans to ensure more Coronavirus aid is on the way because we need to not only recover from this pandemic but improve our communities and our country. Working together is how we will overcome this.

These funds are a result of the CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020.


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