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2015-12-24

Gov awards millions to military installations, AACOG

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The Office of the Texas Governor Greg Abbott has awarded nearly $15 million from the Texas Military Preparedness Commission's Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant (DEAAG) program to various military communities across the state.
Under Abbott's leadership, $30 million was allocated to the DEAAG program in the final budget. This program assists defense communities that may be negatively impacted by a future Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.
The grant money will be invested in infrastructure projects and other initiatives to increase the military value of installations in Texas and mitigate the potential negative effects of a BRAC round on statewide installations.
"The State of Texas has always been at the forefront of supporting our military," said Abbott. "As military installations around the country face closures, it is crucial for the State of Texas to dedicate more resources to ours. With these investments, Texas ensures that our bases will continue to serve a vital role in their communities and support the men and women in uniform who defend our freedoms every day."
Also, the Alamo Area Council of Governments received $5 million of funding from DEAAG.