By JEFFREY BASSARD, AP School shooting victims in the western U.S. are eligible for $1 million in a federal program aimed at providing assistance to survivors of gun violence.
The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime says the money is a gift to families of victims.
The office says survivors in the affected areas are eligible to receive up to $50,000 each for the immediate family members of their deceased loved ones.
The money is being distributed in several areas, including in Oregon, Washington and Arizona.
It’s a program called Operation Safety Net, which has been in operation since January, with $25 million earmarked for families of gun-related deaths.
It also includes $20 million for families in Texas and $20.5 million in Washington.