WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Filemon Vela (D-TX) announced that the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has awarded several cities and counties in the 34th District of Texas nearly $164M for recovery aid to areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  The funds were provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

“This is a huge win for South Texans who suffered losses due to Hurricane Harvey,” said Congressman Vela. “These federal funds will allow individuals, communities, and businesses to prepare for and prevent similar devastating losses in the future, and will protect residents and vital infrastructure in South Texas.”


The cities and counties awarded funding are:


City of Beeville

Low Water Crossings Replacement Project


City of Yorktown

Wastewater Treatment Plant Project 


City of Cuero

Wastewater Improvements Project


City of Yoakum

Electrical System Upgrade Project


City of Yoakum

Water System Improvements Project


City of Gonzales

Tinsley Creek Flood Mitigation Project


City of Nixon

Sanitary Sewer System Improvements Project


Gonzales County

Fire Protection & Emergency Communications Project


City of Goliad

Wastewater Treatment System Improvements Project


City of Alice

Virginia St. Area Drainage Project


City of Premont

Drainage Improvements and Flood Mitigation Project


Jim Wells County

Rancho Alegre and Alice Acres Drainage and Detention Project


Kleberg County

Drainage Improvements Project 


City of Kingsville

Citywide Drainage System Improvements


City of Mathis

Citywide Water System Improvements Project


San Patricio County

Channel Outfall Drainage Improvement Project