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San Angelo awarded an additional $582,116 in COVID-19 federal grant funding

The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon by Senator John Cornyn's office.
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SAN ANGELO, Texas — The City of San Angelo was awarded another federal grant totaling $582,116 to help recover from the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus outbreak, U.S. Senator John Cornyn's office announced Tuesday.

The funding, appropriated by Congress in March, comes through the Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the CARES Act. 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,” Sen. Cornyn said in a news release. “I’ll continue to do everything I can to make economic recovery in San Angelo a high priority as we weather this deadly pandemic.”

The CARES Act provided $5 billion in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. HUD previously announced the first $2 billion in CARES Act funding for CDBG grantees and announced on May 11, the second portion of $1 billion which was required to be allocated just to state and insular area governments.

This notice allocates the third portion of CDBG CARES Act funding.

The Congress provided the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development with discretion on how to allocate this remaining allotment of $1,987,576,954 within the priority areas of the law. The formula allocation developed by HUD both meets the statutory requirements of the CARES Act and the President’s Executive Order to focus funds toward places with households facing higher risk of eviction.