WO-S Middle School to receive $1.8M federal grant to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey

Published 1:58 pm Monday, January 6, 2020

WASHINGTON –West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District will receive a $1,823,500.38 federal grant to rebuild West Orange-Stark Middle School after damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced Monday. The funding comes from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Robert T. Stafford Act, which grants authority for the federal government to assist in local disaster aid efforts.

“In the two years since this historic storm made landfall, Texans have come together seeking strength and a return to normalcy,” said Sen. Cornyn. “These funds will truly make a difference in helping Texas students and teachers get back on their feet, and I applaud the Trump Administration for their continued commitment to our state’s recovery.”

This funding is being provided under the authority of Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.