Hurd Announces Over $3.2 Million in Research Grants for UTSA

September 17, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) today announced the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will receive more than $3.2 million in research grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

“The University of Texas at San Antonio is receiving more than $3.2 million in research grants due to the incredible potential of its students and professors right here in Texas. UTSA is a leading research institution, last year reaching a new record of $80.6 million for research expenditures. These research projects benefit the university, its students and faculty and provide expert information and advice to policymakers and officials at all levels of government. I’m proud the Department of Justice recognizes the incredible potential of UTSA.”

The following DOJ grants were awarded to UTSA:

  • $1,881,736 to investigate the causes and correlates of delinquency and drug use during childhood and adolescence utilizing a developmental approach to the study of crime.
  • $745,679 to study the financial consequences of victimization up to one year after the occurrence of a crime.
  • $579,041 to fund a follow-up study of two previously funded National Institute of Justice school safety projects in San Antonio, TX.