The U.S. Department of Education Monday announced that it has awarded $1.9 million to Newtown to “support the school district as it strives to restore a safe and healthy environment for teaching and learning in its schools.”
The award, on top of a previous grant of $1.3 million, comes under a program that provides assistance to schools that have experienced a substantial traumatic event.
“We will do whatever we can to continue assisting and supporting the healing and recovery of Newtown,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “This additional grant will help students, teachers, families, school district and community move forward after such an unimaginable tragedy.”
The department said the money will go toward services for siblings of Newtown victims and for others suffering post-traumatic grief since the Dec. 14, 2012 school attacks.