Texas Governor Abbott Provides $1.25 Million for Uvalde CISD Counseling
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday, July 28, 2022, that the Governor's Public Safety Office (PSO) will be providing $1.25 million to the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (UCISD). These funds are to provide counseling, trauma-informed care, crisis intervention, and community outreach efforts for students and faculty affected by the tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School. These financial resources provided by the state will help establish a district-wide, trauma-informed counseling program to make sure Uvalde students receive support services and counseling within the district.
"As the community of Uvalde continues to heal, Texas continues working to help improve security and aid in the recovery among students and educators," said Governor Abbott. "This new source of funding will provide critical support to students, staff, and faculty in Uvalde as they continue to process the trauma from that day and grieve for the innocent lives lost. Working together, the Uvalde CISD will be better equipped to offer the assistance and resources the community needs to heal."
Governor Abbott's PSO administers federal and state grant funding to promote strategies that improve public safety, support victims of crime, prevent terrorism, and prepare communities for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to Texans.
For more information on PSO's programs and operations, visit the Office of the Governor's Public Safety Office website.
If you would like to donate to helping the families of Uvalde, please see the OneStar Foundation website.