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The Army Corps of Engineers is allocating $500 million for Texas-based projects, including the Matagorda Ship Channel and the channel to Victoria, according to a news release.

The Army Corps of Engineers is allocating $500 million for Texas-based projects, including the Matagorda Ship Channel and the channel to Victoria, according to a news release.

The funding will provide resources to study the Texas coastline and prepare it for future storms.

“With Hurricane Harvey’s devastation still fresh in our minds, and the next hurricane season upon us, the state of Texas is urgently focused on making our infrastructure more resilient to future storms,” Gov. Greg Abbott said in the news release. “This funding is essential to those efforts and to help minimize the loss of human lives and damage to infrastructure and property. I thank the (Corps of Engineers), Texas congressional delegation and the Office of Management and Budget for recognizing the critical importance of these projects.”

The Matagorda Ship Channel is receiving funding through the feasibility studies fund while the channel to Victoria will receive funding through Operations and Maintenance Construction projects fund, according to the news release.

This funding is paired with the estimated $360 million to 32 projects in 12 states announced in May that includes allocations to Texas disaster relief funding, according to the news release.

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