06 May 2020 – HHSC receives $5.8 million in federal funding to provide crisis counseling services

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic
Sectors Involved: Social Services
Level of Jurisdiction: TX
Lead People/Agency: Governor Greg Abbott, Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Overview: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received $5.8 million in federal funding to provide crisis counseling services to Texans who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Immediate Services Crisis Counseling and Training Program.
Full details here: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-hhsc-announce-5.8-million-for-disaster-crisis-counseling-services

Type of Justification: Anecdotal Evidence (e.g. social or traditional media with limited evidence base)
Evidence/Justification: “There is nothing more powerful than Texans helping Texans, and the Texas COVID Relief Fund is another way we can come together to support those in need and help our communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Abbott. “I thank the OneStar Foundation and their partners for their commitment to helping Texans through these trying times. By coming together and supporting one another, we will overcome this challenge.”