Rebuild Texas grants millions to Harvey recovery projects in the Crossroads

The 21-acre site where Hope Meadows subdivision will be in Bloomington. Rebuild Texas Fund is supporting the $4.6 million project, which will make 40 new homes available for families still struggling to find safe housing after Harvey. 

Rebuild Texas Fund is doling out another $2.3 million of funding to Harvey recovery projects in the Crossroads on top of the millions the charitable organization has already given to the area.

One of the largest grants will go to the Victoria School District, which received $657,000 to replace the roof of the main building at Vickers Elementary and the library roof at Crain Elementary, according to a news release from Rebuild Texas.

Rebuild Texas also granted $167,952 to the Victoria County United Way to fund three positions at the county’s Long-Term Recovery Group. The staffers funded will be essential to completing the Hope Meadows project in Bloomington, which will bring a $4.6 million subdivision to the community. In May, Rebuild Texas announced it was supporting that project with a $1.6 million grant to the Mennonite Disaster Service, which will construct about half of the homes in the subdivision.

“These June grants run the gamut of infrastructure, housing and community and economic development, which are some of the things we will be focusing on as we close out the fund,” said Cristina Cornejo, a program officer at Rebuild Texas.

The other Crossroads grantees in June include:

  • The Education Service Center 3, on behalf of Woodsboro Independent School District, which received $700,000 to build a band hall.
  • Missions on Wheels, which received $165,000 to fund a year of operations. The group provides portable showers and trailers to groups responding to disaster areas.
  • Bayside Infrastructure Projects, which received $362,006 to complete repairs to its city hall and the community center.
  • Bloomington School District, which received $215,364 to do repairs to the elementary school’s roof.
  • Eagle’s Nest, which received $79,101 for repairs and to build more restrooms and showers.

Rebuild Texas, a joint initiative of the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation, plans to fully allocate all of its remaining funds by this month, according to the news release.

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