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Congressman Henry Cuellar Hosts Webinar Unveiling Federal Funding Opportunities for South Texas Law Enforcement

In a virtual gathering on January 30, 2024, Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) played host to an informational webinar focusing on funding opportunities for law enforcement. The event featured representatives from key federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

During the webinar, various opportunities for eligible entities were discussed, encompassing:

  1. Equipment Purchase and Maintenance
  2. Training and Education
  3. Facility Improvements
  4. Preparedness and Planning
  5. Employment Opportunities

Following the presentations by the federal agencies, a question-and-answer period allowed participants to seek clarification and gather additional information.

Expressing his commitment to supporting law enforcement, Dr. Cuellar, a Senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee, stated, "Law enforcement officers are the first to put their lives on the line. Today's webinar showcased the many federal opportunities available to them, ensuring law and order are upheld in South Texas. I stand with the men and women in blue, and I will continue to provide local law enforcement with the proper equipment, resources, and training needed to keep our communities safe. To our law enforcement officers, thank you for your service!"

To view a recording of the webinar, click here

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