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City of Richmond Receives Grants for Water Infrastructure, Flood Mitigation Projects

(RICHMOND) – The City of Richmond has received two grants which city officials plan to use for water and wastewater infrastructure and flood mitigation projects.

First, the city received funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, also known as the COVID-19 Stimulus Package, which was the economic stimulus bill passed by Congress in March of 2021. The Richmond City Commission approved Traylor & Associates as Grant Administrator to assist the city in its administration and compliance with the grants funding requirements. The city has been awarded $3.1 million dollars which has been committed for improvements to the city water and wastewater infrastructure.


Additionally, the city accepted a Community Block Development Hazard Mitigation grant in the amount of $7,647,605 from the Texas General Land Office. The City Commission approved GrantWorks as the administrator to ensure compliance with grant terms and conditions as well as provide administrative services. The CDBG-MIT grants will assist in areas impacted by recent flood disasters to carry out "strategic and high-impact activities" to mitigate disaster risks and reduce future losses. The CDBG-MIT grant is designated for mitigation projects such as drainage improvements and utility fortification.

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