FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2011
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(McAllen, TX) Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa announced that the Texas Department of Rural Affairs has awarded a $370,000 grant to Hidalgo County. The County was awarded a Colonia Construction Fund grant in the amount of $370,000 for sewer improvements in Hillcrest Terrace and Santa Cruz Ranchettes colonias. These funds shall provide first-time sewer service and remediate any existing septic facilities to 48 households in these colonias.
"This is great news for Hidalgo County. Residents of these colonias will greatly benefit from the improvements. I applaud the Texas Department of Rural Affairs for recognizing the need for these projects." The funds are made available from appropriations for the Community Development Block Grant Program of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. This program is administered for the State of Texas by the Department of Rural Affairs through the Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Program.