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Texas Congressmen Applaud $17.8M Federal Funding for San Antonio Migrant Services

Three Texas congressmen, Henry Cuellar, Joaquin Castro, and Greg Casar, have expressed gratitude for the allocation of $17.8 million from FEMA's Shelter and Services Program (SSP) to support migrant services in San Antonio. The funding aims to aid groups and nonprofits in the region dealing with the influx of displaced individuals from Latin America.

The lawmakers highlighted the critical need for these resources and pledged to work with government officials to ensure continued support.

The funding will be distributed to various organizations, including Catholic Charities Archdiocese of San Antonio, City of San Antonio, San Antonio Food Bank, Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, Interfaith Welcome Coalition, and Corazon Ministries, Inc. The Shelter and Services Program, administered by FEMA and CBP, reimburses non-federal entities for costs associated with migrant arrivals. This announcement marks the first tranche of federal assistance for FY24, with more funding expected later.

More information on the Shelter and Services program can be found here.

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