Uvalde Schools Receive $1.5M in Project SERV Funds

The funds are intended to assist the district in addressing the challenges it is facing following last month’s mass shooting.
Published: June 16, 2022

On Monday the U.S. Department of Education announced that it will provide $1.5 million in funds from the Emergency Response to Violence grant (Project SERV) to the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (UCISD).

The funds are intended to assist the district in addressing the challenges it is facing following last month’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.

“Project SERV funds may be used for activities that help restore a sense of safety and security for your students, teachers, staff, and families and that address specific needs of those individuals directly affected by the shooting,” U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said in a letter to the district’s superintendent.

The activities may include mental health services for staff and students, and overtime pay for teachers, counselors, and security staff, and may take place over the summer in the form of additional programming.

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Due to the extraordinary, immediate needs of UCISD, the Department is expediting the availability of the funds.

On May 23, 19 students and two teachers were killed by an 18-year-old gunman who wasn’t authorized to be on the campus of Robb Elementary.

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