The Killeen City Council is expected to vote today on allotting more than $1.6 million in federal funds to various local government and nongovernmental organizations.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards grants to the city each summer for public use projects, including community development block grants and home investment partnership programs.

Grant proposals were reviewed by the Killeen Development Advisory Committee in May. The first public hearing was June 11. This year’s largest grant would award local nonprofit Families in Crisis Inc. $500,000 to begin renovations on a general-use homeless shelter in downtown Killeen.

The council will meet at 5 p.m. today at City Hall, 101 N. College St.

 

Contact ​Brandon Janes at bjanes@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7552

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