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West ISD to receive FEMA Grants

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(KCEN) --  Congressman Bill Flores announced Monday that FEMA has awarded $20.8 million to West ISD.

The funding comes from two Public Assistance grants. The school district will apply the money toward repairing badly damaged structures resulting from last April's explosion at a fertilizer plant.

Congressman Flores (R-Texas) had this to say:

 "I applaud FEMA for awarding the much needed funds to help the West schools rebuild after being severely damaged by the plant explosion. These grants could not come at a better time as West ISD is hoping to start construction of new school facilities in the near future. With the help of these grants, the students will soon be able to leave their current environment in temporary facilities for permanent classrooms and facilities.

 "As the rebuilding process continues, the community and McLennan County should rest assured that we have not forgotten about West and all that its citizens have been through. Our local leaders have been and continue working to rebuild and their efforts are paying off for the community. Similarly, I remain committed to helping in any way possible and we will never forget those who perished in the disaster."

 For more information regarding the grants visit flores.house.gov/uploads/West-ISD-FEMA-Grants.pdf.  

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