Rep. Cuellar Announces $33.3M in education funds for three Hidalgo County school districts
Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $33,397,691 in federal funds from the Department of Education for Mission, La Joya, and Sharyland Independent School Districts.
The federal funds authorized under Title I Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, provide financial assistance to local education agencies with high numbers of children from low-income families. These funds assist schools in ensuring that all children meet state academic standards.
“As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I am pleased to announce this grant for our local school districts,” Congressman Cuellar said in a news release. “We must invest in the educational needs and interest of Texas student because they are our most important asset for the country’s future. I will continue to support our school systems by providing them the necessary resources, so they can deliver high quality education in Texas classrooms.”
Under these funds, the Mission Consolidated Independent School District will receive $9,195,770. The Sharyland Independent School District will receive $3,034,602 while the La Joya Independent School District will receive $21,167,319.
As a member of the Appropriations committee, Congressman Cuellar helped secure $16.9 billion for Title I Grants to local education agencies, an increase of $1 billion over the 2019 enacted level and the President’s budget request. This vital increase in funds will continue to support schools, teachers, and administrators in providing children the best education possible.