Sen. Cornyn: WF to receive $733K COVID-19 recovery grant

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — As Texomans continue to battle the increase in coronavirus cases in the area, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, announced Wichita Falls will a $733,000 federal grant from the CARES Act to aid with the economic fallout.

In a press release sent Thursday afternoon, Cornyn states, “The coronavirus outbreak has hit Texans hard, and as much as we can protect each other from its effects, we must. I’m grateful to the Trump Administration for making economic recovery in Wichita Falls a high priority during the outbreak.”

This money from this grant can be used in various activities that prevent or respond to the spread of COVID-19.

This include:

  • public testing
  • providing equipment
  • delivering meals
  • training health care workers
  • constructing a facility for testing
  • diagnosis or treatment
  • improving or re-purposing an existing facility for the use of housing or treating patients
  • providing grants or loans to support businesses in creating jobs and manufacturing medical supplies necessary to respond to the disease

“We realize there’s a need for speed here because people aren’t getting paid and there’s no customers,” Cornyn said. “They still have overhead and costs and we want them to be ready when we get out of this public health crisis.”

The money from this grant can be used in various activities that prevent or respond to the spread of COVID-19.

As of now, Texoma’s Homepage officials plan to speak to Wichita Falls city officials Monday on how the city plans to use this money.

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