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Texas Water Development Board approves $5,263,284 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund for projects receiving federal grant award matching funds

For immediate release. Contact: Lauren Munguia at 512-463-2322

AUSTIN – (December 3, 2020) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved financial assistance totaling $5,263,284 from the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for local projects receiving federal grant award matching funds.

  • $3,002,708 to the City of Weslaco (Hidalgo County) for design and construction of major drainage improvements
  • $895,208 to the City of Marble Falls (Llano County) for the installation of a two-way bridge at the Avenue N crossing of Backbone Creek
  • $15,974 to Llano County to update and consolidate the Llano and San Saba counties hazard mitigation plan
  • $1,349,394 to the City of Harlingen (Cameron County) for storm sewer system upgrades and implementation of stormwater pollution prevention plan measures

The approved projects are eligible for FIF funding under category 3, federal award matching funds, of the 2020 Flood Intended Use Plan. This category of funding was designed to leverage federal funding by assisting applicants with the required local match.

Passed by the 86th Texas Legislature and approved by voters through a constitutional amendment in 2019, the FIF was created to provide funding for drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional water and flood planning, and preparing the state water and flood plans. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.