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SEGUIN, TX—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded Texas Lutheran University (TLU) more than $490,000 in federal funds. The grant comes from the Department’s Nursing Workforce Diversity program and will help fund training and mentorship initiatives within TLU’s Department of Nursing.
WESLACO, TX—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $93,058 in federal funds to IDEA Public Schools in Weslaco as part of the Department’s Farm to School Grant program. This implementation grant will enable IDEA to create its “Garden in a Box” toolkit which helps the schools promote the Healthy Kids Here initiative and increase student participation in farming and gardening. This is the second grant IDEA has received from the program.
PHARR, TX—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that $44,646 in federal funds to the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District (ISD) for their Improving Student Achievement Through Nutrition Program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This planning grant will enable the district to partner with Farm to School, an organization that works to improve students’ access to healthy, locally grown foods.