Filemon Vela

Representing the 34 District of Texas

PRESS RELEASE: Congressman Vela Announces Federal Funds for South Texas Law Enforcement Agencies

August 28, 2018
Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: Congressman Vela Announces Federal Funds for South Texas Law Enforcement Agencies

Washington D.C. – Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) announced today that several South Texas counties are set to receive federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Stonegarden Program (OPSG).

The grant amounts are as follows: Cameron County ($3,600,000), Hidalgo County ($4,500,000), Kenedy County ($665,085), Kleberg County ($840,706), San Patricio County ($200,000), Willacy County ($300,000). These awards total to $10,105,791, an increase of $4,045,791 from last year.

“These grants will help improve cooperation between Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agencies,” Congressman Vela said. “They will aid in funding sheriffs’ offices and police departments that work closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Border Patrol. These contributions are vital to the safety and security of our communities.”

 

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