The City of Taylor was recently awarded $5,555,330 in 2020 Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation Funds (CDBG-MIT) from the Texas General Land Office (GLO). The grant, which partially funds the intended projects, is a major accomplishment and the highest grant amount ever awarded to the City of Taylor.
The project funds will be used for improvements to the Donna Channel drainage system and for a regional detention project near Mustang Creek. The CDBG-MIT Program provides financial assistance for flood control, flood mitigation and drainage projects. The City was eligible for the grant due to the flooding event that occurred in the City in 2015.
“This grant will help us make much needed improvements to drainage in the City of Taylor that will help with flood mitigation to the Donna Channel. We are grateful to be selected as the recipients of this grant funding,” said City Manager Brian LaBorde.
The City worked with grant administrators Langford Community Management Services, Inc. and HDR engineers to apply for the grant. In order to complete the overall project estimated to cost $7,947,969, the City plans to use 2022 Bond funds/Texas Water Development Board FIood Infrastructure funding to complete the project. Design work is anticipated to start in late 2022/early 2023 and the City anticipates project construction to begin in 2024.