Grant: $2,919,475 - Department of Housing and Urban Development - Jun. 2, 2009
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Award Description: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has allocated additional $2,919,475 in Community Development Block Grant funds to Harris County as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). This additional funding will be utilized to partially fund three infrastructure projects. These are shovel-ready projects that will be managed by an experienced subgrantee and will stimulate the local economy by modernizing infrastructure that serves Harris County's low-income residents. Specifically, the scopes of these projects include the replacement and /or rehabilitation of manholes and improvements to approximately 29,890 linear feet of wastewaterlines. The proposed wastewater improvements will provide service to approximately 6,688, of which approximately seventy percent (70%) are identified as low-income persons, therefore assisting the most impacted by the recession.
Project Description: Three project agreements have been executed with the subgrantee (WCID 36). The projects have been bid out and contruction contracts have been awarded to chosen construction vendors. Construction will begin October 2009.
Infrastructure Description: The proposed projects will modernize the infrastructure within WCID 36's District through the replacement and rehabilitation of portions of the existing gravity wastewater system in North Zone #1, North Zone #2, and the South Zone. The purpose of the projects is (1) to preserve and create jobs; (2) to assist those most impacted by the recession; and (3) to invest in infrastructure that will promote long-term economic benefits. Specifically, the overall scope of the projects is to replace or rehabilitate manholes and to improve approximately 29,890 linear feet of wastewater lines. Furthermore, the proposed improvements will provide services to approximately 6,688 unduplicated persons, of which 70% are identified as low-income persons, therefore assisting those most impacted by the recession. The projects will be competitively bid, therefore, increasing the number of construction jobs needed in the area. Direct employement will result in hiring local residents, including skilled and unskilled workers. Jobs include engineers, designers, managers, superintendents, clerical, inspectors, testers, equipment operators, and laborers. Secondary employment includes suppliers of needed materials and equipment. Direct and indirect employment will average 30 people in the field with at least 20 additional indirect employees during the construction of each project. It is estimated that a total of 6 full time jobs will be created and a total of 9 full time jobs will be retained.
Jobs Summary: Direct job creation may consist of employment of equipment operators, mechanics, laborers, superintendents, and inspectors. (Total jobs reported: 6)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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