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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will hold a public hearing on Dec. 14, 2015, to discuss distribution of $6.8 million in emergency flood funding. Gov. Gregg Abbott approved the funding for development of stream gages and floodplain management and planning technical assistance in November.

“The emergency transfer of these funds is imperative to our state’s future in preparing for flooding events,” said Governor Abbott. “It is critical that our state has sophisticated technology and enhanced floodplain planning in place to respond to emergency situations associated with...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will hold a public hearing on Dec. 14, 2015, to discuss distribution of $6.8 million in emergency flood funding. Gov. Gregg Abbott approved the funding for development of stream gages and floodplain management and planning technical assistance in November.

“The emergency transfer of these funds is imperative to our state’s future in preparing for flooding events,” said Governor Abbott. “It is critical that our state has sophisticated technology and enhanced floodplain planning in place to respond to emergency situations associated with...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) provides multiple, low-interest loan and grant funding opportunities for municipal water/wastewater infrastructure, stormwater, green infrastructure and energy efficiency projects. With the addition of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas, TWDB now has a total of 15 distinct funding programs and has made $19 billion worth of investments in Texas communities. TWDB program rates are often more attractive than those most entities can obtain on the open market!

Over the last two years, the TWDB has made a concerted effort to streamline...

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Congratulations to the Cities of Waco and Colleyville for being awarded funding grants to address critical roadway safety issues under the 2015 TxDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). This annual program is awarded based upon a benefit/cost ratio of the project cost to the recent accident history with calls for projects occurring in the spring. A total of $182 million was awarded across the state with approximately $11...

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Yesterday, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced approval of $3.9 billion in funding from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT).

“Being able to finance projects through SWIFT is a major step toward achieving the goal of securing Texas’ long-term water supplies,” said...

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This week, the Texas Water Development Board released the new Environmental Information Document, a clear and precise template to be used for projects receiving funding from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund or the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The template is designed to simplify the process by decreasing the amount of time spent on document preparation by customers and review time by agencies.

A training...

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The State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) recently announced that funds for the LoanSTAR (Saving Taxes and Resources) revolving loan program will be available May 1, 2015. This program “finances energy-related cost-reduction retrofits for state, public school district, public college, public university and tax-district supported public hospital facilities.” SECO provides the funds in the form of low interest loans that borrowers can repay through the energy cost savings they will incur from their projects.

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TxDOT has posted a call for projects for their 2015 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). This program has made $52 million available statewide for projects focused on providing alternative means of transportation and is limited to areas with populations under 200,000 outside of urbanized areas. The deadline for this opportunity is May 4 – although areas within Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) boundaries need to request a letter of support from their local MPO. For North Texas, the deadline for requesting a letter of support from NCTCOG is April 20.  Freese...

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