WASHINGTON – Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), Lead Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a $4.2 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to improve Iron Horse Boulevard in the city of North Richland Hills. The grant will be matched with over $1 million in local investments through the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and it is expected to retain 832 jobs and create 200 new jobs. 

“When Congress crafted the CARES Act, we made it a priority to support the American people as well as the enterprises that drive our economy. A year after its passage, I’m pleased to see the CARES Act continue to deliver strong results, with this latest investment through the Commerce Department coming at a crucial time as the North Texas economy comes roaring back.

“This grant will make improvements to North Richland Hills’ Iron Horse Boulevard, providing hardworking Texans with new opportunities and allowing for the expansion of businesses, including a major producer of personal protective equipment, an aerospace manufacturer, and a food processing facility.

“I look forward to seeing this grant further transform one of North Texas’ fastest growing communities, as we continue on a clear and safe path to recovery.”