City of Edinburg Grants Administration Department Recognized for Vital Community Projects

Edinburg, TX — The City of Edinburg’s Grants Administration Department was recognized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its outstanding work on two critical projects funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

The HUD San Antonio Field Office awarded Edinburg’s CDBG-CV Public Broadband Infrastructure Project 1st Place in the “Most Creative Use of CDBG” category. This project has successfully implemented free Wi-Fi at four locations across Edinburg: Sergeant Jacob De La Garza North Park, South Park, Janet Ogden Vackar Park, and the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library. These installations provide residents with vital internet access, enhancing connectivity and digital inclusion in the community.

Additionally, the CDBG Fire Department Personal Protective Equipment and Radios Project received an Honorable Mention in the “Impactful Partnership” category. This grant enabled the Edinburg Fire Department to acquire new digital portable radios and full-body protective clothing. The improved communication equipment allows firefighters to relay critical information and manage incidents more effectively during emergencies.

These recognitions coincide with the City of Edinburg’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the CDBG Program. In 1974, Edinburg was among the original entitlement communities to receive funding from HUD, marking a long history of benefiting from this federal program.

Both projects underscore Edinburg’s commitment to enhancing the quality of life for its residents. The Grants Administration Department continues to utilize local, state, and federal grants to improve accessibility, safety, and resilience within the community.