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City of San Angelo awarded federal grant for $388,646 for coronavirus recovery

Sen. John Cornyn's office announced the grant in a press release Friday.
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SAN ANGELO, Texas — The City of San Angelo has been awarded a $388,646 federal grant to help recover from the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus outbreak, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced in a press release Friday.

The funding, which was appropriated by Congress in March, comes through the Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the CARES Act.

“The coronavirus outbreak has hit Texans hard, and as much as we can protect each other from its effects, we must,” Cornyn said in the release. “I’m grateful to the Trump Administration for making economic recovery in San Angelo a high priority during the outbreak.”

These grants may be used for a range of eligible activities that prevent and respond to the spread of COVID-19, such as public testing; providing equipment; delivering meals; training health care workers; constructing a facility for testing, diagnosis, or treatment; improving or re-purposing an existing facility for the use of housing or treating patients; and providing grants or loans to support businesses in creating jobs and manufacturing medical supplies necessary to respond to the disease.