Every year the city of Pharr receives a federal grant intended to promote community development.

Many Pharr residents don’t know that they have a voice on how that million dollar grant is spent.

Today, April 14th marks the beginning of this public comment period, where members of the community can let authorities know how they think those dollars should be spent.

We are talking about a 1.1 million dollar grant that that the city of Pharr can use to invest in city development, housing, and social projects in general. Pharr residents have the opportunity to communicate their approval of these projects or propose new ideas.