Flower Mound is among the first round of those receiving awards, which totals roughly $7 million. The town will receive roughly $21,000 of that total.
The money can be used for first responder overtime and hazard pay, equipment and supplies for teleworking technologies, and social distancing and personal protective gear. It can also be used to assist county jail costs associated with the medical needs of inmates and reimbursement for holding inmates awaiting transfer to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Funds were to be distributed this week, according to a July 15 release from the governor's office.
"This funding is a critical to helping local governments protect Texans and combat the spread of the virus in our communities," Abbott said.
The funding comes from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program, authorized by the federal Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations Act.
A list of awarded jurisdictions can be found here. The list will be updated as awards are given, according to the release.