Press Release

Rep. Cuellar and the Department of Education Announce Nearly $4 Million in Federal Funding for South Texas Public Schools

Press Conferences for these awards will be announced soon

Washington | Tony Wen, Press Secretary (202-856-8750), November 28, 2023
Tags: Education

Today, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28) and the U.S. Department of Education announced $3,999,984 for the Region One Education Service Center to support the academic well-being and success of South Texas public school students. This grant will be spread out over five years.

This award, funded through the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program, will go towards strategies that integrate social-emotional learning, mental health support, and trauma-informed practices in education. The award will benefit Nuestra Clinica Del Valle, Jim Hogg County ISD, San Isidro ISD, Webb Consolidated ISD, and Zapata County ISD.

“Congratulations to the Region One Education Service Center for being awarded $3,999,984 from the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Program at the Department of Education,” said U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar, Ph.D. (TX-28), a senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee. “These federal funds will ensure children and families in high-need communities are set up for success, and in Congress, I will continue to fight for our public schools. Thank you to Executive Director Dr. Daniel King for working with me to deliver for South Texas students.”

"This grant provides us with the opportunity to implement social-emotional education and support students who attend small, rural districts in Region One," said Region One ESC Executive Director Dr. Daniel P. King. "There is solid evidence that providing well-designed social-emotional learning impacts student health and wellness, as well as school climate and culture - ultimately boosting student academic outcomes."