Texas has earmarked $15 million to help build a new Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.
KXAN.com reports that the funding is part of a $874.6 million allocation for public safety and recovery initiatives.
Uvalde district officials indicated shortly after the shooting that students would not return to the existing Robb Elementary campus.
State officials said the $874.6 million in funding will be allocated toward school safety and border security, including:
- $400 million to assist school districts in replacing or upgrading doors, windows, fencing, communications, and other safety measures
- $339 million to the Texas Military Department for continued border security activities related to Operation Lone Star
- $20.6 million to support other state agencies under Operation Lone Star to continue responding to the border crisis
- $100 million to the Texas Division of Emergency Management for COVID-19 response expenses.
"Texas continues providing support to the Uvalde community in the aftermath of tragedy as they rebuild,” Gov. Greg Abbott said.