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City of Edinburg Grants Admin. Dept. Recognized for Vital Community-Centered Projects

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The City of Edinburg is proud to announce that the Grants Administration Department has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for two essential projects through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Image courtesy of the City of Edinburg
The City of Edinburg is proud to announce that the Grants Administration Department has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for two essential projects through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Image courtesy of the City of Edinburg
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EDINBURG, Texas – The City of Edinburg is proud to announce that the Grants Administration Department has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for two essential projects through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. 

Through CDBG, the Grants Administration Department can apply for grant money supporting infrastructure, public services, homeowner assistance, and more. This week, the HUD San Antonio Field Office awarded the department’s efforts by voting Edinburg’s CDBG-CV Public Broadband Infrastructure Project 1st Place as the “Most Creative Use of CDBG.” The grant allowed city staff to implement Wi-Fi at four different locations across Edinburg for residents to utilize free of charge at Sergeant Jacob De La Garza North Park, South Park, Janet Ogden Vackar Park, and the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library. 

In addition, the CDBG Fire Department Personal Protective Equipment and Radios Project received an Honorable Mention in the “Impactful Partnership” category. The grant application with the Edinburg Fire Department ensured that firefighters could receive new, digital portable radios to communicate critical information and provide incident management as they respond to emergencies, as well as purchase full-body protective clothing.

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The recognitions come as the City of Edinburg celebrates the 50th anniversary of the CDBG Program. In 1974, the city was one of the original entitlement communities that received program funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Both projects are part of the City of Edinburg’s dedication to providing residents with a higher quality of life in a community that emphasizes the importance of accessibility, safety, and a resilient city. The Grants Administration Department remains committed to utilizing local, state, and federal grants with those responsibilities in mind.

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