15 April 2020 – $38 million in federal funds for local governments in Texas

Type of Intervention: Specific Action, Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: Texas
Lead People/Agency: Governor Greg Abbott

Overview: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that his Public Safety Office (PSO) will provide $38 million in federal funds to local units of government in Texas. These funds come from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program authorized by the federal Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations Act.
Full details here: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-announces-38-million-in-federal-covid-19-emergency-funding-for-local-governments

Type of Justification: Anecdotal Evidence (e.g. social or traditional media with limited evidence base)
Evidence/Justification: These funds will help our local governments respond to COVID-19 and provide the resources that our communities need, said Governor Abbott. “I am grateful to our federal partners for making this crucial financial support available to the state of Texas.”