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Friday, July 15, 2011

BORDER UPDATES - Border grants announced



Communities in Texas, New Mexico and Baja California, Mexico, will split just more than $5 million in U.S. federal grants for environmental-related projects, the San Antonio-based North American Development Bank announced Wednesday.

The Border Environment Infrastructure Fund grants come from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and are administered by the NADBank.

Rio Grande City will receive a $448,522 grant for sewage collection service to 27 households on Water Street, which now rely on failing septic systems.

Anthony, N.M., will receive $2.8 million to improve water quality and water supply. The project's total cost is $8.8 million.

Tijuana, Mexico, will receive two grants totaling $1.9 million for the expansion of sewage collection systems.

All projects will receive additional technical assistance grants from the Border Environment Cooperation Commission to assist with final design.

Source: http://www.mysanantonio.com