Vice Mayor ProTem
Welcomes Harvest Market's HarvesTrolley
to Fort Bend Houston
What an amazing Saturday for our Fort Bend Houston constituents! The Harvest Market HarvesTrolley Tour kicked off in the Chasewood, Quail Run, Briargate and Ridgemont communities. Mayor Sylvester Turner and many local officials came out to support Vice Mayor Pro Tem Martha Castex Tatum's celebration of a groundbreaking initiative for District K. The HarvesTrolley is a "grocery store on wheels" and offers curbside service right outside your door! Mayor Turner applauded the Vice Mayor Pro Tem for having the vision and determination to bring HarvesTrolley to residents in her district.

Excited residents took advantage of the trolley tour and found the prices comparable to other neighborhood grocery stores and in some cases the prices were less! "The tour allowed my neighbors to shop in a way they'd never experienced before. We had a fun day," said Chasewood resident Phyllis Bailey. Quail Run resident Eleanor Bradley said, "The trolley is colorful and grabs your attention. Curiosity brought out a lot of my neighbors and they were happy they came to check it out!"

Residents have the choice of receiving pre-ordered groceries and fresh Ready Meals from your friendly, neighborhood driver, or by shopping directly from the well-stocked Trolley. You have the freedom to plan ahead or request a Trolley stop- the choice is yours!

"This is a solution! To have a mobile grocery store come directly to your front door meets needs. I want our constituents to know their needs are important," said Castex Tatum. We are looking forward to continuing our work with Harvest Market to expand the service and hopefully build brick and mortar stores as well.

See the highlights of the HarvesTrolley Tour by clicking on the video links below.
HARVEST MARKET VIDEO CLIP
KHOU NEWSCLIP
Traffic Signal Improvements
at South Main!
Houston Public Works (HPW) has authorized intersection improvements at 10515 South Main Street for the installation of a traffic signal pole. The project contractor is Traffic Systems Construction, Inc.

Construction began August 5, 2021 and is expected to be completed by September 5, 2021.
MOCA Grant Cycle is
Now Open
The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) 2022 Grant Cycle, open to artists, creatives and nonprofits with arts and cultural projects and programs, is here! These grants are funded by the City through a contract with MOCA and the competitive process is facilitated by Houston Arts Alliance (HAA). Review the program details and sign up for a grant workshop below for more information.

You can also subscribe to the HAA Newsletter and follow HAA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for the latest grant opportunities.

GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) Festival Grant

The MOCA 2022 Festival grant is now open! This grant, administered by the Houston Arts Alliance, provides support of up to $10,000 to fund arts festivals or arts components of cultural festivals to celebrate Houston's diversity and promote the city's creative identity as a unique art and culture destination. Applications are accepted between Aug. 6 - Sept. 10, 2021 at 5 PM CDT. Get more information on eligibility and how to apply here. You may register for a virtual workshop on Aug. 10 at 10 AM CDT for detailed information about the Festival grant application process. First time applicants are also invited to a special workshop on Aug. 9 at 11 am CDT for help choosing the best grant opportunity. A recording of all workshops will be available on YouTube.

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) Support for Organizations Grant

The MOCA 2022 Support for Organizations (SO) grant is now open! This grant, administered by the Houston Arts Alliance, provides operating funds for organizations who offer arts and cultural activities open to the public. Applications are open from Aug. 6 - Sept. 10, 2021 at 5 PM CDT. Get more information on eligibility and how to apply here. You may register for a virtual workshop on Aug. 10 at 5 PM CDT for detailed information about the SO grant application process. First time applicants are also invited to a special workshop on Aug. 9 at 11 am CDT for help choosing the best grant opportunity. A recording of all workshops will be available on YouTube.

GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) Support for Artists and Creative Individuals (SACI) Grant

The MOCA 2022 Support for Artists and Creative Individuals (SACI) grant is now open! This grant, administered by the Houston Arts Alliance, provides funds of up to $15,000 for projects that create new works of art or complete work already in progress throughout the city of Houston. Applications are accepted from all artistic disciplines between Aug. 6 - Sept. 10, 2021 at 5 PM CDT. Get more information on eligibility and how to apply here.
You may register for a virtual workshop on Aug. 13 at 1 PM CDT for detailed information about the SACI grant application process. First time applicants are also invited to a special workshop on Aug. 9 at 11 AM CDT for help choosing the best grant opportunity. A recording of all workshops will be available on YouTube.
Free Services for Will Preparation
Are your affairs in order? When you create a will you can provide your loved ones an easy map to follow. It gives many people peace of mind, making it one of the most important reasons to have a will.
It's Back to School Time
School starts soon and there are several "Back to School" events happening in and around District K. If you are looking for resources to assist your children with supplies and so much more take a look at the following flyers. We want our students to be prepared for a safe and productive school year.
Hope to see you around in the community!
BACK TO SCHOOL WELLNESS CHECK
COVID 19
Vaccines Available
Free COVID-19 vaccinations are available all over the Houston area. The schedule is available on the
vaccine page of HoustonEmergency.org/covid19.