The City of Aransas Pass received some exciting news from the Texas General Land Office. Through a press release, the City announced it was awarded a grant for over $10 million to fix areas that are prone to flooding and drainage problems especially after Hurricane Harvey hit the community almost three years ago.
The Housing and Urban Development Department’s Community Development Block Grant Program has given the City exactly $10,696,302. The funds will be used for drainage, flood related problem areas and sewer system improvements. A total of 15 sections of streets are listed in the grant as drainage areas to be worked on under this program. Many of these areas already had problems but were made worse by Hurricane Harvey.
City officials say North McCampbell, one of the major problem spots in the City, will be a high priority for these grant dollars. These funds also will allow the City to address several of the high priority projects listed in the recently completed city-wide drainage study. When this work is finished, many of these streets also will be improved.
City officials say they began applying for the grant over a year ago.