Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry Allocates $788,200 from State Planning Assistance Grant Funds

Thursday, May 01, 2008  •  Press Release

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today awarded more than $788,200 to five regional councils of government to pursue local economic development initiatives and foster intergovernmental cooperation and planning. Grants are awarded through the State Planning Assistance Grant Program Fund and are distributed by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division (CJD).

"The efficient use of public funds toward maintaining today’s roads, medical care facilities and businesses will produce prosperity for future generations of Texans and continue to make our state one of the best places in the nation to live," Perry said.

Each year, CJD awards more than $113 million in grants for a variety of juvenile justice, criminal justice and victim services programs.

The State Planning Assistance Grant Program funds are awarded to:


Award Amount

Recipient

Project Title

$62,500

Central Texas Council of Governments

State Planning Assistance Grant

$62,500

Nortex Regional Planning Commission

State Planning Assistance Grant

$436,697

Houston-Galveston Area Council

State Planning Assistance Grant

$164,006

Alamo Area Council of Governments

State Planning Assistance Grant

$62,500

Heart of Texas Council of Governments

State Planning Assistance Grant

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