Valley receives $8.2M in coronavirus recovery grants

Several cities and counties in the Rio Grande Valley were awarded a total of $8,198,735 in another round of federal grants to help recover from the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, said U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.

The funding comes through the Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the CARES Act. The State of Texas was also awarded $38,299,172 for state officials to use for the same purpose.

“Texas families are still struggling as the coronavirus outbreak wreaks havoc on our way of life, and that’s why it’s critical that we in Washington make sure they are protected,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “I’ll continue to do everything I can to make economic recovery in the Rio Grande Valley a high priority as we weather this deadly pandemic.”

Brownsville received nearly $1.5 million, Harlingen nearly $500,000 and San Benito nearly $177,000.

City/County Amount
Brownsville $1,454,166
Edinburg $563,938
Harlingen $495,398
Hidalgo County $3,322,168
McAllen $1,086,559
Pharr $585,145
Mission $514,625
San Benito $176,736
TOTAL $8,198,735