About Us

Funding and Programs

The TxSSC is funded in part through a direct appropriation from the Texas Legislature within Texas State University's budget. In accordance with TEC 37.214, the TxSSC may also accept grants from public or private entities to further support its mission. Such ancillary funding allows the TxSSC to leverage resources across the organization to effectively support our mission to serve schools and communities to create safe, secure, and healthy environments. Below is an overview of the sources of funding and associated programs and services that support the mission of the TxSSC.

Texas Legislature

The TxSSC is charged in the Texas Education Code to serve as the central location for school safety and security information in Texas by providing training, research, and technical assistance to enhance the safety and security posture of Texas schools. Funding from the Texas Legislature supports efforts such as the development and delivery of training and resources on a variety of topics, as well as the statewide review of multi-hazard EOPs and management of a safety and security consultant registry. These resources and others can be located on our website at the following:

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

By providing a broad range of services to keep Texans healthy, HHSC ensures services are provided to improve the overall health of Texans. Toward this goal, HHSC funds substance abuse prevention and treatment programs across the state and administers the federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration Block Grant. Programs supported by HHSC funding include the following:

Texas Department of State Health Services

The mission of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Tobacco Prevention and Control is to reduce the health effects and economic toll tobacco has placed on the citizens of Texas. DSHS funds tobacco initiatives of the TxSSC through prevention, training, and enforcement activities. Programs supported by DSHS funding include the following:

Food and Drug Administration, Center for Tobacco Products

The FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products oversees the implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Some of the Agency’s responsibilities under the law include setting performance standards, reviewing premarket applications for new and modified risk tobacco products, requiring new warning labels, and establishing and enforcing advertising and promotion restrictions. Programs supported by FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products funding include the following:

  • FDA Compliance Check Inspection Program