Sen. Hinojosa Announces $2.0m in Funding for Raymondville Drain Project
AUSTIN — The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) authorized an amendment to the grant agreement for an additional $2 million grant for Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 reimbursement planning and design costs for the for the multi-phase drainage project known as the Raymondville Drain Project.
As Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa has been instrumental in securing funding for the local flood control project. Since 2013, Senator Hinojosa has successfully included a budget rider that has resulted in $12.1 million in grant funding for this project. In 2017, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality awarded $7 million for the project from the Texas RESTORE Act grants made possible through the efforts of Hidalgo County Drainage District No.1 and Senator Hinojosa. In addition to state grants, local taxpayers have also paid their share by approving $125 million in bonds for this project.
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