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Grants

Spend FEMA Grants Wisely

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has already put more than $5 million in federal disaster relief funds in the hands of Mississippians recovering from flooding and severe weather. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and FEMA want to remind those receiving grant payments to spend those funds wisely. Survivors should use Housing Assistance and Other Needs Assistance grants on housing repairs and other essential needs.

FEMA, State Grants Will Not Affect Social Security Or Other Federal Benefits

Texas residents affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in March will not lose Social Security benefits, pay additional taxes, or give up income-based benefit programs if they accept federal or state disaster aid. This includes homeowners, renters and businesses in Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hood, Jasper, Limestone, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby and Tyler counties who register for disaster assistance.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee ANNOUNCES $12,110,241 MILLION FEMA GRANT TO HARRIS COUNTY

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, announces a grant of over $12 million in federal funds to improve an existing storm water detention basin and provide for the construction of a new storm water detention basin. The project when completed will lower flood water surface elevations and reduce structure flooding.

Center Offering New Hope to the Homeless Will Benefit from $20K in Partnership Grants

The New Hope Center of Paris received a total of $20,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) awards today from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas), and its member institutions, First Federal Community Bank and Liberty National Bank. The funds will be used to cover operational expenses and for finish-out of the Center's new thrift store, slated to open in late 2015 or early 2016.

AHP Grant to Help Men’s Center Build New Housing Complex in Houston

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and member institution, Amegy Bank, have awarded a $500,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant to The Men's Center Inc. The grant will help the Houston-based nonprofit build a $12.2 million, 56-unit housing complex for men and women ages 18 and older who are recovering from substance abuse and other crisis situations.

Texas District Court Affirms MERS’ Right to Notice

MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that Collin County District Court in Texas granted a motion for summary judgment in MERS’ favor reinstating the MERS lien on the property, which the Court found to be “in full force and effect.”

$7.6 Million in Local Park Grants Awarded to Texas Communities

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission today approved more than $7 million in competitive grant funds for 25 community parks all across the state. Funding will help local communities create and enhance outdoor recreational opportunities through projects like hike and bike trails, sensory gardens, BMX trails, dog parks, and fishing piers, just to name a few.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Awards More Than $7.6 Million in Affordable Housing...

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) is pleased to announce that, in partnership with its member financial institutions, it has awarded more than $7.6 million in Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grants to 30 projects, primarily within its five-state District.

Treasury Awards First Restore Act Grant for Texas Gulf Restoration Effort

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that it awarded a $4,036,238 research grant under the RESTORE Act to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). This is the first grant awarded under the RESTORE Act. TCEQ will use these funds to establish two competitively-selected Centers of Excellence that will be funded equally

Commissioner Miller Announces $750,000 Grant Award to Grow Jobs in Montgomery

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has awarded $750,000 to the city of Montgomery through the Texas Capital Fund (TCF).The grant will be used for water, sewer, road and drainage infrastructure improvements, as well as engineering services. The award will support the creation of a retail grocery facility operated by Kroger Texas Ltd. and result in 52 new full-time jobs

Great Texas Birding Classic Awards $25,000 in Conservation Grants

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Great Texas Birding Classic, an all ages statewide birding event, has generated $844,500 for 95 on-the-ground habitat acquisition, restoration and enhancement projects during the last 19 years. This year’s tournament, which saw a record 530 participants representing 100 teams, contributed $25,000 from registration fees and sponsorships to fund conservation grants.

Frequently Asked Questions on Disaster Assistance for Noncitizens

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may provide grants to help pay for rent, emergency home repairs, personal property replacement, and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other sources

Final Phase of Dallas Senior Living Community Opens with Help of Affordable Housing Grant

The final phase of a senior living community opened Tuesday in Dallas, thanks in part to a $500,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from Amegy Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas)

Commissioner Miller Announces $1 Million Grant Award to Grow Jobs in Polk County

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has awarded $1 million to Polk County, located northeast of Houston, for infrastructure improvements and engineering services through the Texas Capital Fund (TCF). The award will support the creation of a wood-product manufacturing facility operated by Corrigan OSB, LLC and create 100 new, full-time jobs

U.S. Economic Development Administration Invests $960,000 to Support Workforce Development in South Texas

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced a $960,000 grant to the City of Hondo, Texas to create a workforce development center. According to grantee estimates, the project will create more than 100 jobs over the next 5 years and a robust pipeline of trained workers in growing fields.

Grant to Fund Summer STEM Programs for Austin Housing Authority Residents

Austin Pathways, a nonprofit organization that supports Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) programming, was recently awarded a grant from the Central Texas Summer STEM Funding Collaborative in partnership with Skillpoint Alliance, that will provide 125 families with an innovative summer science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) pilot program for young people living in public housing.

Grant Recipient Finds She Can Go Home Again with HELP

Dorothy Russell, 61, knows you can go home again. She grew up in a house on McNeill Street in Baptist Town and brought her firstborn home to that address. Eventually, economic conditions worsened in her east Greenwood community, and the home was torn down. Ms. Russell, who had worked part-time, moved into a rental home 28 years ago, never imagining that one day she would return to that lot in Baptist Town

City of Bogalusa receives $400,000 EPA Brownfields Redevelopment Grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the City of Bogalusa as a recipient of $400,000 to assess, clean and redevelop contaminated properties in the local community. EPA recently awarded $54.3 million in investments grants to 145 other communities across the country. The project will boost local economies and leverage jobs while protecting public health and the environment

Housing Authority of the City of Austin awarded $250,000 to Improve Security for Elderly...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) $250,000 to improve security and monitoring at Lakeside Apartments, an elderly public housing property located in Downtown Austin.

USDA Provides Funds to Improve Infrastructure in Rural Texas

USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah today announced nearly $30 million for 15 projects to build and improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural communities across Texas.
USDA Rural Development provided the City of Floresville with a $7.5 million loan and a $1.8 million grant to upgrade a wastewater treatment plant. In addition to USDA funding, the community contributed $180,000 to complete the project.

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Texas condominium sales up, townhome sales down during first half of...

Condominium sales in Texas’s major metro areas increased and townhome sales fell in the first half of 2016, according to the Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report. Released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the report shows that condominium sales in Texas’ four largest markets have seen increasing demand over townhomes and single-family homes among young professionals and retirees. This is the first time in the report’s history that condo and townhome statistics have been reported separately.

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LETTER FROM HUD SECRETARY BEN CARSON TO THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS...

As Texas rebuilds in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is committed to ensuring safe, affordable housing for all those affected by the disaster. HUD is tasked with comprehensive, long-term disaster relief and has been working on the front lines in Texas. We are your ear on the ground and your voice in Washington, and we are committed to providing a compassionate and effective response