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Beaumont to receive $9M federal grant for Harvey recovery through Robert T. Stafford Act

The funding is coming through the Robert T. Stafford Act, which gives the federal government authority to assist in local disaster aid efforts.
Credit: KBMT

BEAUMONT, Texas — A Texas senator announced Beaumont will receive $9 million, a federal grant, to help with Harvey recovery. 

The Beaumont District of the Texas Department of Transportation will get a grant of nearly $8 million, and the Port of Beaumont Navigation District will receive more than $1 million in federal grant money to help with shoreline repairs after Harvey according to a Senator John Cornyn news release.   

The funding is coming through the Robert T. Stafford Act, which gives the federal government authority to assist in local disaster aid efforts according to the release.  

From a Senator John Cornyn news release: 

Cornyn: Beaumont to Receive $9M Federal Grant for Hurricane Harvey Recovery

WASHINGTON – The Port of Beaumont Navigation District will receive a $1,072,260 federal grant to fund repairs to nearby shoreline in the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, and the Beaumont District of the Texas Department of Transportation will also receive a $7,958,684 federal grant for debris removal as a result of Hurricane Harvey, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced today. 

The funding comes through the Robert T. Stafford Act, which grants authority for the federal government to assist in local disaster aid efforts.

“Nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas, there’s no question our hardest-hit communities are still rebuilding,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “I’m thankful to the Trump Administration for providing these federal grants to Beaumont to repair the local shoreline and remove debris, restoring normalcy in Southeast Texas after the storm.”

Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.

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