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Commissioner Miller Announces Major Grant Award to Grow Jobs in Sealy (5/6/2015)

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has awarded $348,365 to the city of Sealy for water, sewer, natural gas and sidewalk infrastructure improvements through the Texas Capital Fund (TCF). The award will support the creation of a travel stop facility operated by Prasek’s Hillje Smokehouse, Inc. and result in 60 new full-time jobs. 

“The Texas Capital Fund is a smart investment that grows jobs and rejuvenates local economies across Texas,” Commissioner Miller said. “This award will help enhance economic development in Sealy, and I salute these efforts to support business expansion.”

Federally funded through the Texas Community Development Block Grant program, TCF provides more than $8 million in competitive awards each year to boost economic development in small Texas communities.

TCF is administered by TDA’s Office of Rural Affairs and provides funding for projects in four different program areas: Infrastructure Development, Real Estate Development, Main Street Improvements and Downtown Revitalization.

For more information, contact Chris Reynolds in TDA’s Trade and Business Development Division at Chris.Reynolds@TexasAgriculture.gov.