$2 million grant places 58 Student Success Coaches in local schools to offer kids extra support
U.S. Reps. Joaquin Castro and Greg Casar recently announced their offices have secured $2,065,575 in AmeriCorps funding for the nonprofit City Year, a nationwide organization that focuses on bridging gaps in education.
What laws did Texas pass to make schools safer after the Santa Fe massacre? KSAT Explains
More than a dozen laws were passed in 2019 focused on school safety after the Santa Fe school shooting. KSAT Explains what is in those laws and what other measures state officials have taken since the laws were enacted.
City looks to stretch rent assistance program into March
One of the most high-profile uses of that money, and other funding sources, is the city’s Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP), which helps struggling residents pay their rent, mortgage and other bills. As of Wednesday, $64.8 million had been approved through the program, and city staff members have plans to keep it funded into March. In a briefing to city council members on Thursday, staff members said the city will receive $3.6 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the state as part of the Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The city has also been notified it will get an additional $10.2 million in CDBG dollars through the CARES Act. City staff members recommend using $4.6 million for EHAP, which Assistant City Manager Lori Houston said could take the program into “most likely early March.”A full recommendation is expected in January to the Culture and Neighborhood Services Committee.