Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $9,801,224)
This award to the Florida Department of Legal Affairs (FDLA) is funded under the Fiscal Year 2020 Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program for Crime Victim Compensation and Assistance, which is designed to provide supplemental crime victim compensation and assistance to respond to acts of terrorism or mass criminal violence in the United States. This award will enable FDLA to serve the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School mass violence shooting in Parkland, FL on February 14, 2018. A gunman killed 14 students and 3 staff members and wounded 17 others in one of the deadliest school massacres in US history. Funding will provide supplemental crisis response and consequence management services to help victims continue to heal and cope with probable re-traumatization. The three subrecipients in this grant, the School Board of Broward County (SBBC), Childrens Services Council of Broward County (CSC), and United Way of Broward County (UWBC), in collaboration with the City of Parkland and City of Coral Springs, are providing trauma informed, evidence-based healing and resiliency services to the students, families, employees, and first responders who survived the MSD massacre.