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Maverick County Commissioner’s Court holds public meeting to discuss CDBG Grant and Colonia Construction Grant

The Maverick County Commissioners Court held a public meeting on Wednesday August 9, 2017 regarding the submission of an application to the Texas Department of Agriculture for a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program (TXCDBG) for a 2017 Colonia Construction (CFC) Grant.

During the hearing commissioners heard a presentation from Joe Alcala of Middle Rio Grande Development Council regarding the grant application process.“The purpose of this hearing is to allow for the community within Maverick county to provide personal input into the type of projects that they would like for us to look at.”

Alcala then gave a rundown of what needed to be done by the county to get the ball going and assure that everything was done in a timely manner to make certain deadlines under the application process. “The Maximum Grant Application amount is $500,000.” The court broke down the eligible project categories including Water System Improvements , Drainage Improvements, Housing Rehabilitation( Housing Unit Loans), Waste Water Improvements, and Road and Street Improvements. Alcala and the commissioners then had a discussion with members of the audience as to what type of project could be looked at and viable with the amount of funding that would come from such grant is awarded to the county.

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The Grant does require a 20% matching fund that the county would have to put up. The public hearing was then adjourned as formal action will be taken once everything needed is set in place. Maverick County is attempting to receive certain grant funding through a variety of grant applications including the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program (TXCDBG)for a 2017 Colonia Construction (CFC) Grant after having to give up certain funding and also deemed unqualified due to certain situations including incomplete County Government Audits.

The County has caught up with the Audit requirements and are now seeking to get back into the mix and hopefully receive vital funding for certain projects.

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