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More Federal Grant Money For Newtown

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A Fox Lane High School English teacher who allegedly exchanged online messages with a “medium” about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has filed a suit against the district for firing him following an FBI and police investigation into his mental health. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

A Fox Lane High School English teacher who allegedly exchanged online messages with a “medium” about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has filed a suit against the district for firing him following an FBI and police investigation into his mental health. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) –  Additional federal grant money is being earmarked for Newtown as it continues to recover from the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting.

The U.S. Department of Education is announding an additional $1.9 million through it’s Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) program.

The program awards such funding to those school districts, universities, and colleges that have experienced a significant traumatic event.

Newtown was initially awarded $1.3 million in Project SERV to support action the district took in the days and weeks after the shootings.

This latest grant will go toward additional grief support services for siblings and those who lost peers.

In addition, the funding can be used other needs, including classroom-based psycho-education and skill-building strategies and skill-based interventions for affected students identified as needing assistance for posttraumatic stress reactions, among other things.

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