Nearly $2 million is coming to Newtown from the U-S Department of Education for further support of recovery efforts. The Project School Emergency Response to Violence program awards services and grants to schools that have experienced a significant traumatic event.
An earlier SERV grant was awarded to Newtown in May totalling $1.3 million. 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty says this $1.9 million grant will go toward additional grief support services for siblings and those who lost their peers, interventions for those with posttraumatic stress reactions, tutoring for students showing an academic decline since last December, additional security and nursing services among other areas.
Esty says people grieve in different ways over different times and can take time.