Cornyn Announces $2.9M for Texas in Reimbursement for Migrant Care


In: All News   Posted 10/11/2019
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First Round of Reimbursement Allotted Total of $7.8M Nationally

AUSTIN—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) announced that the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) awarded more than $2.9 million to local communities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Texas in its first round of reimbursement for migrant care, which included a total of $7.8 million nationally.  Sen. Cornyn fought for $30 million for reimbursement to local communities and NGOs in the border supplemental appropriations bill in June after hearing from many local Texas officials and non-profits that had spent significant resources on migrant care due to increased border crossings in recent months.  Texas saw the majority of migrant apprehensions and received nearly 40 percent of the funding in this first round.

“No one is surprised that Texas communities have gone above and beyond to care for migrants crossing the southern border in record numbers,  putting their own needs on hold to help others,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “But since they’ve had to fill a role traditionally held by the federal government during this humanitarian crisis, I’m pleased border communities and the non-profits that serve them are receiving reimbursement for their expenses.”

A list of the awards is below.  Note that this list of awards may not be complete, as there are applications pending award determination, contingent on the applicant agencies correcting issues identified during the EFSP National Board’s review by November 1, 2019.  A second round of awards is expected to allot the rest of the $30 million appropriated by Congress.

Bexar County, TX

 

 

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County

$12,930.09

Bexar County, TX

 

 

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc.

$361,029.28

Bexar County, TX

 

 

City of San Antonio

$280,201.75

Bexar County, TX

 

 

San Antonio Food Bank

$62,568.75

Cameron County, TX

 

 

Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

$3,184.32

Cameron County, TX

 

 

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE

$197,309.93

Cameron County, TX

 

 

Good Neighbor Settlement House

$175,992.07

Cameron County, TX

 

 

Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville

$6,198.31

Cameron County, TX

 

 

Loaves and Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc.

$16,934.52

Cameron County, TX

 

 

La Posada Providencia

$29,147.51

El Paso County, TX

 

 

City of El Paso

$190,719.06

El Paso County, TX

 

 

Iglesia Cristiana Nuevo Pacto

$68,520.00

El Paso County, TX

 

 

Iglesia Cristiana Dios es Bueno

$32,668.50

El Paso County, TX

 

 

Caminos de Vida Church

$52,890.22

El Paso County, TX

 

 

Iglesia De Dios El Elyon

$126,217.38

El Paso County, TX

 

 

Project Amistad

$15,858.11

El Paso County, TX

 

 

United Way of El Paso County

$7,455.38

El Paso County, TX

 

 

St. Thomas Aquinas Church

$22,806.11

El Paso County, TX

 

 

Salvation Army, The

$148,580.00

El Paso County, TX

 

 

University Presbyterian Church

$8,346.25

Hidalgo County, TX

 

 

United Way of South Texas

$2,599.32

Hidalgo County, TX

 

 

Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

$601,557.88

Hidalgo County, TX

 

 

Salvation Army Corps Center

$108,371.25

Val Verde County, TX

 

 

Val Verde Border Humanitarian Coalition

$4,637.51

Val Verde County, TX

 

 

The Salvation Army

$29,260.22

Val Verde County, TX

 

 

City of Del Rio

$32,335.32

Webb County, TX

 

 

Holding Institute Inc

$115,934.00

Webb County, TX

 

 

Bethany House, The

$8,018.75

Webb County, TX

 

 

Catholic Social Services

$180,748.46