Texas Awards Grants to Three Defense Communities

June 20, 2023

The Texas Military Preparedness Commission recently announced four awards in its Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant program:

  • Alamo Area Council of Governments: $750,000; Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland; 149th FW mission readiness and resilience communications enhancements
  • City of Corpus Christi: $175,000; Corpus Christi Army Depot; acquisition of portable solar powered electric charging stations
  • City of Corpus Christi: $1 million; Naval Air Station Corpus Christi; perimeter fencing and gate replacement
  • City of Fort Worth: $360,000; Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth; anti-terrorism protection security system

“The 15 major military installations located in communities across the state, in addition to the headquarters of Army Futures Command, add over $114 billion to the Texas economy and support more than 622,000 direct and indirect jobs,” Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said in a press release. “Their missions are critical for national defense and are at the forefront of innovation.”

Corpus Christi Army Depot photo by Jerry Duenes

June 20, 2023

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