Cornyn, Cuellar Announce $183K Grant for Victims of Sutherland Springs Shooting

In: All News   Posted 11/19/2019

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice will award a $183,717 Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP) grant to assist victims of the November 5, 2017 shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced.  The grant will be awarded to the State of Texas, Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division to provide crisis response and consequence management support services to help victims continue to heal and cope with re-traumatization.

“No one should ever have to experience the tragedy that the entire Sutherland Springs community endured two years ago,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “I’m thankful to the Trump Administration and hopeful that this grant will help victims, survivors, and their friends and families continue to heal.”

“Our South Texas community was rattled by the shooting in Sutherland Springs. Two years later this month, many survivors are still struggling from this tragedy,” said Congressman Cuellar. “These funds will go towards delivering support to the victims of this event. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to ensure survivors have the necessary resources to address the harms they have suffered and to rebuild their lives. I want to thank Senator Cornyn for his help securing these critical funds for our community.”