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Grant money for Newtown is being affected by the partial government shutdown.


At the most recent Newtown Board of Education meeting, the schools Business Manager said the representative for the SERV grant has been furloughed so that will be affected.  In May it was announced that Newtown would receive $1.3 million in federal aid to recover after the December 14th shootings. 


Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the School Emergency Response to Violence grant during a visit to the state. 


The grant is designed to offset costs the district incurred after the shooting as well as provide counseling and training for school officials.  SERV grants provide funding when a significant traumatic event has occurred and schools or colleges need resources to respond, recover and re-establish safe environments for students.

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