Williamson County's Community Development Block Grant to allocate nearly $1.5 million to public service projects

Williamson County Commissioners Court meets most Tuesdays at the county courthouse on the Square in downtown Georgetown.

Williamson County Commissioners Court meets most Tuesdays at the county courthouse on the Square in downtown Georgetown.

The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved allocating nearly $1.5 million to the county’s Community Development Block Grant program on April 23.

The CDBG will distribute $1.47 million to cities, nonprofits and other entities that benefit low- to moderate-income persons in Williamson County during the next fiscal year. The fiscal year runs from October 2019 to September 2020. Applications close at 5 p.m. on May 22.

The county will prioritize projects that address public facility and infrastructure improvements, increase access to affordable housing, decrease homelessness, address public services and affirmatively further fair housing, according to a news release.

Projects should be located in the unincorporated area of the county and the incorporated cities that have joined the urban county designation, the release said. These cities include Cedar Park, Coupland, Georgetown, Granger, Hutto, Jarrell, Leander, Liberty Hill, Taylor and Weir.

Funds will be made available to approved projects on or around Oct. 1, the release said. Specific instructions on how to submit projects for funding can be found at www.wilco.org/CDBG.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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