EL PASO, Texas (KVIA)- On Monday, El Paso County Commissioners Court will discuss approving reimbursement funding for Sacred Heart Church. That funding would not exceed $200,000. The county says the funding would support the church's work helping migrants who have been encountered by the Department of Homeland Security from April 1, 2023, through May 31, 2023.
According to the agreement, the church will provide shelter and food on a per capita basis to the number of migrants they were able to serve in April 2023 and up to 90 migrants in May 2023, encountered by DHS in the El Paso region.
In March 2023, El Paso County was awarded $5,371,864.19 from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (“EFSP”) to assist with migrant humanitarian needs in the region. That funding is supposed to refund money spent during the months of April and May of 2023.
According to the agreement, El Paso County seeks to distribute funding to Sacred Heart Church as a subrecipient organization providing humanitarian services to arriving migrants encountered by DHS.