Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today announced a $1,823,862 award for the Texas Department of Public Safety from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding is intended to be used for the distribution of test kits, deployment of personnel to complete various tasks, and testing coordination statewide. It also provides medical care and transportation by aircraft of COVID test samples to provide test results.
“I am pleased to announce this $1.8 million grant for the DPS that will greatly benefit the entire Austin community and our state as a whole. Ensuring Texas is equipped with resources like test kits and emergency personnel is vital stopping the spread of the virus in our communities,” said Congressman Williams.
“While the 25th District has already received much-needed funding for operation centers, this grant will allow us to further combat COVID-19 as we work together to protect and serve Texans.”
Congressman Roger Williams represents the 25th Congressional District of Texas and serves as a member of the House Committee on Financial Services.