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Congresswoman Escobar Secures Over $95 Million For El Paso Coronavirus Response

El Paso, TX, April 10, 2020
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), announced that El Paso health centers, educational institutions, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, and the City of El Paso have received a total of $95,458,275 in federal grant funding to begin responding to and meeting the evolving health and economic needs created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), announced that El Paso health centers, educational institutions, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, and the City of El Paso have received a total of $95,458,275 in federal grant funding to begin responding to and meeting the evolving health and economic needs created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

“Our health centers, educational institutions and local governments are working around the clock to support the needs of El Pasoans as they face the unprecedented challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic”, said Congresswoman Escobar. “In Congress, I fought to get direct, immediate, and robust support for our community, and these grants are just the first step in getting El Paso families the necessary resources and relief they need.” 

The funding was authorized and made available by the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the third coronavirus response which Congresswoman Escobar helped craft with community input and was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020. 

The CARES Act secured critical provisions for El Paso workers and their families and invested $2 trillion to help our public health systems, state and local governments, and small businesses in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Below the allocation of funding for Texas’ 16 Congressional District by federal agency: 

Department of Health and Human Services:
Project Vida Health Center: $839,274
Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc.: $950,321 
Centro San Vicente: $1,102,568 

Department of Housing and Urban Development:
City of El Paso: $5,750,853
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo: $549,919

Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration:
El Paso Region: $40,781,532

Department of Education:
University of Texas at El Paso: $24,827,599
Southwest University at El Paso: $239,538
El Paso Community College: $16,590,145
Western Technical College at El Paso: $3,503,977
Tri-State Cosmetology Institute: $322,549

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