COUNTY GETS FUNDING ALLOCATIONS ON BOTH CDBG APPLICATIONS

COUNTY GETS FUNDING ALLOCATIONS ON BOTH CDBG APPLICATIONS

Doña Ana County will receive $481,111 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the fiscal year 2000-2001.
The Doña Ana Mutual Domestic Water Association will receive $231,111 for water-line replacements and fire hydrants in the San Isidro area. The fully funded grant requires the water association to put up $28,889 in matching funds, which it already has committed through its fiscal agent for the project, the Doña Ana County Grants Department. The allocation for the Doña Ana water line improvements came from a special line of CDBG funds allocated for colonias development.
Under the regular CDBG applications, the county applied on behalf of the La Mesa Mutual Domestic Water Association and received full funding of $250,000 for replacement of the booster station and inadequate service lines, as well as rehabilitation of the village water tank. The county will provide $30,000 in matching funds for that project.
County Commission Chairman Carlos Garza said he is pleased that both projects were funded, especially in light of the fact that there was only $15.3 million in CDBG funding available statewide and $30 million worth of applications.
“We showed once again that our process is geared toward securing these funds and helping our rural communities move forward in meeting their critical infrastructure needs,” Garza said. “I appreciate the assistance of the other commissioners, the manager, the county grants department and the members of the La Mesa and Doña Ana mutual domestic water associations for all they have done to bring us to this point.”