Press Release

CONGRESSMAN HENRY CUELLAR ANNOUNCES $52,750 FOR COLONIA PLANNING IN FRIO COUNTY

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Washington, November 16, 2007 | comments

Today, Rep. Henry Cuellar announced that Frio County has been awarded a Colonia-planning grant in the amount of $52,750. These funds were made available from the Community Development Grant Block Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will aid in planning efforts throughout the county.

“I am pleased to see local entities taking the necessary steps to secure these funds. In order to see progress and expansion at the local level, it is crucial to make sure resources like this grant are sought. I am dedicated to working with you to bring about real, lasting solutions to the challenges presented in these communities, ” said Cuellar.

The funds from The Community Development Block Grant will be used to prepare a county-wide colonia comprehensive plan. Plans will be developed to aid in problem solving and resource utilization for a predominantly low to moderate income population occupying colonias in Frio County. Local contractors will plan efforts for housing, infrastructure, economic and aesthetic environments.

“Taking advantage of the opportunity to receive federal funding for local problems is a key part of economic growth and development.  It is important that Frio County benefits from all that the federal government can provide.  In Washington, I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure that the community is aware of all of the opportunities available and how to go about acquiring them,” said Cuellar.

To find out more about available federal grants, please contact the Office of Henry Cuellar at (202) 225-1640.

Congressman Henry Cuellar is a member of the House Homeland Security, Small Business, and Agriculture Committees in the 110th Congress; accessibility to constituents, education, health care, economic development and national security are his priorities. Congressman Cuellar is also a Senior Whip.
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