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Commissioner Miller Awards $500,000 to Zavala County For Infrastructure (12/16/2015)

AUSTIN - Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has awarded $500,000 to Zavala County for critically needed infrastructure improvements through the Colonia Fund grant program. These grants are federally funded and administered through TDA’s Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) program, which helps create viable communities, suitable living conditions and expanded economic opportunities in rural Texas. Zavala County plans to use the funds for sewer system improvements in the colonia of Loma Grande Alta Subdivision.

“Rural communities work hard to improve local infrastructure and provide a safe place for people to live, work and raise their families,” Commissioner Miller said. “Through Texas Community Development Block Grants, we can support our neighbors as they implement these critically needed public works projects. Together, the Texas Department of Agriculture and communities across the state are ensuring a bright future for rural Texas.”

In 2015, TDA awarded more than $5 million in Colonia Fund grant awards to communities throughout Texas.

“I’d like to congratulate Zavala County on receiving this construction award,” Rep. Will Hurd said. “It takes strong local leadership to ensure rural communities have access to adequate and safe infrastructure, and I commend their work on behalf of our fellow Texans.”