WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), top Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will award the State of Texas $63,392,290 from HUD’s Community Development Block Grant program. The funds will be distributed to the state to support coronavirus prevention, preparedness, and response efforts. These funds come directly from the ‘Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act’, the third coronavirus relief package that President Trump signed into law about one month ago.

"These Community Development Block Grant funds will support our state and local agencies, along with non-profit and faith-based organizations, as they work to protect Texans from the coronavirus, prevent the spread of the disease, and prepare for our state’s economic recovery. 

"In times like these, the work of state and local officials and their partners, especially those working to treat and protect our citizens from the coronavirus, has never been more critical. Ensuring strong communities where residents are safe and with shelter is among the best ways to combat the spread of this virus. The coronavirus pandemic has stretched resources thin for too many Texas families and communities, and these funds—targeting communities’ public health, housing, and economic needs—will help our state respond to the increasing needs of vulnerable and at-risk populations.

"As the top Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue working with President Trump, Governor Abbott, and local leaders to ensure that future coronavirus relief packages continue prioritizing Texans in need."