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Congressman Gonzalez Announces $86,435 for Firefighters in the 15th District of Texas

August 17, 2020

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez announced $86,435.60 in funding for firefighter safety and operations in Donna, Edinburg, and Pharr in the 15th District of Texas. These grants have been awarded as part of the Assistance for Firefighters Program (AFG) by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.

“Firefighters are heroes and serve our society well by protecting our life, property and safety,” said Congressman Gonzalez. “They are an integral part of our community and I am proud to support these brave men and women who run toward danger on a daily basis to help others. These funds will help support the firefighters in our community with safety and operation costs so they can better serve us.”

Full grant amounts below:

City of Edinburg: $55,829.55

City of Donna: $5,833.33

City of Pharr: $24,772.72

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