Matthew McConoughey and Camila Alves are beginning a grant-program to help fund schools in the aftermath of the Uvalde mass-shooting, which occurred at McConoughey’s hometown.
“Today’s launch of the Greenlights Grant Initiative is a meaningful step toward providing school districts across the country the grant writing support and the resources they need to keep kids safe in our schools,” Matthew McConoughey and Camila Alves said in a statement.
“Just over one year ago, the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde pushed Congress to pass historic legislation, The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which allocated billions of dollars aimed at assisting schools and school districts to create safer environments. While the legislation is crucial in protecting America’s youth from violence, it remains far too difficult for school districts to apply for and receive federal school safety grants.”
McConoughey said, “the parents in Uvalde asked us to do one thing — to ‘make their lives matter.'”