President Donald Trump is sending $100,000 to Flint, Michigan, to help its students with a $300,000 water crisis that has killed more than 200 people.
The Trump administration on Thursday announced a $1 million grant to help Flint students with their school and teacher costs, which include tuition and other fees, after the city was placed on a list of the nation’s most impacted by the water crisis.
The grant will go to the Flint Community Development Corporation, the state’s largest water authority, which is also responsible for administering public water supplies in the city.
It was announced by Trump during a visit to Flint earlier this week.
The president is also sending $250,000 for the city’s school district, which includes teacher salaries and student supplies.
The funds will go toward buying new classroom materials and supplies, and for the purchase of new computers, textbooks, and other school supplies, the White House said.
In April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ordered Flint to replace all of its aging drinking water system, which began producing unsafe levels of lead in the water in 2013.
Flint’s drinking water was poisoned with the toxic substance, which can cause neurological damage.
President Trump is also pushing Congress to increase the federal government’s emergency disaster relief funding, which currently stands at $19.7 billion, to $27.2 billion.
The Flint water crisis was a stark reminder that President Trump’s promises to “drain the swamp” and drain the corruption that has marred his administration have not delivered.
In addition to the massive amount of federal aid, the president is seeking $4 billion in additional aid from Congress, which he has threatened to veto.