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Killeen receives over $230,000 in federal grant in response to COVID-19

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 15:38:15-04

KILLEEN, TX — Killeen Mayor Jose Segarra and state representative John Carter (TX-31) announced a $230,937 federal grant for Killeen on Tuesday to support the city's response to COVID-19.

“I’m pleased to announce that the City of Killeen has earned a federal grant of over $230,000 to respond to the coronavirus,” Representative Carter said in a statement. “We know that many local entities have been forced to stretch each dollar as far as possible because of the additional expenses caused by this virus, so this funding will go a long way in helping cover those costs.”

The money comes from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program. The program allows funding recipients to use the money received on a wide range of activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus.