WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) today announced $612,900 in Indian Housing Block Grants for the cities of Eagle Pass and El Paso. These funds are a result of the COVID-19 pandemic legislation and will provide Native American tribes vital funds to prevent, prepare for and respond to the virus.
“Every community in the U.S., no matter the size, is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including everyone in the 23rd congressional district of Texas. Congress has worked to provide aid to help everyone from those unemployed, to small businesses, to our tribes. As the representative with more tribes in the district than any other Texas congressman, I felt it was essential to ensure our tribes were granted resources to deal with this virus. Today’s grants will provide $612,900 to tribes in Texas’ 23rd district to address coronavirus. By working together, we will all make it through this crisis,” said Hurd.
The following grants were awarded:
• City of Eagle Pass: $62,981
• City of El Paso: $549,919