Cameron County school districts receive $5M from Elon Musk Foundation

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HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — On Friday afternoon, Point Isabel ISD announced that Cameron County school districts received the first round of funds from the Elon Musk Foundation.

Two weeks ago SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that he was going to donate $30 million to Cameron County and the city of Brownsville.

Musk said $20 million will go towards schools and $10 million will go towards the revitalization of downtown Brownsville.

After weeks of silence, Point Isabel ISD said they received the first round of the funding.

Point Isabel ISD Superintendent Teri A. Capistran told KVEO that Cameron County School district received one-fourth of the $20 million grant on Friday.

Those $5 million were disturbed to schools based on school enrollment. Capistran said that Point Isabel ISD received about $123,000.

We look forward to the impact of this donation will have in enhancing our CTE programs.

Point Isabel ISD stated in the announcement.

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