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CVCOG to receive $400K in federal grant funding

The grant will be used to support local redevelopment and revitalization in the region and to assist communities in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Credit: TEGNA

SAN ANGELO, Texas — U.S. Senator John Cornyn's office announced Friday the Concho Valley Council of Governments will receive a federal grant for $400,000 to hire additional staff to support small businesses with recovery.

The funding will also be used to generate new employment opportunities for businesses and communities, according to a release from Cornyn's office.

The grant will be used to support local redevelopment and revitalization in the region and to assist communities with responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

“As the coronavirus outbreak disrupts our way of life, it is critical that we take active measures to ensure that struggling Texas businesses can weather the storm,” Cornyn said in the release. “I’ll continue to do everything I can to help small businesses in San Angelo bounce back amid this pandemic.”

The funding comes through the Economic Development Administration as a part of the CARES Act which Cornyn supported in March.