Commissioners award 147 grants statewide totaling over $33.4 million & serving over 32,500 veterans
On May 13, 2021, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) awarded $33,430,000 in Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) grants to 147 organizations throughout the state. The highest number of grants and funding awarded in the 11-year history of the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant program. In east Texas, 13 organizations were awarded grants, listed below*. Additionally, 12 organizations awarded provide services statewide**.
The 2021-2022 TVC grant projects recipients to provide direct services to over 32,500 veterans, their dependents, and surviving spouses starting July 2021. They will announce the grant amounts and program details for each organization’s contracts with each organization’s execution. The funds awarded are for the upcoming grant period of July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022.
The grants support a wide range of services from emergency financial assistance to transportation, legal services to family support services, and home modification to rental and mortgage assistance. The TVC grants awards in five categories. They are for General Assistance, Housing for Texas Heroes, Veterans Mental Health Grants, Veterans Treatment Courts, and Veteran County Service Officers.
Veterans in need of assistance can find the organizations providing help in their area and how to contact them at https://www.tvc.texas.gov/grants/.
Funding for these grants is generated primarily by the Texas Lottery Commission’s games designated for veteran support. Other funding sources for the contributions come from individual donation options on drivers’ licenses, licenses to carry a handgun, outdoor recreation licenses for hunting and fishing, and vehicle registrations.
|NPower Inc.||Employment Support|
|Community Services of Northeast Texas, Inc.||Financial Assistance|
|Family Endeavors Inc. dba Endeavors||Financial Assistance|
|Lone Star Legal Aid||Pro Bono Legal Services|
|Combined Arms||Referral Services|
|Sabine Valley Regional MHMR Center||Supportive Services|
|Ark-Tex COG||Transportation Programs & Svcs|
|East Texas Council of Governments||Transportation Programs & Svcs|
|Habitat for Humanity of Smith County||Home Modification|
|Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity||Home Modification|
|Cenikor Foundation||Clinical Counseling|
|Jake Es Riding Round-Up||Clinical Counseling|
|Sabine Valley Regional MHMR Center (Community Healthcore)||Peer Support Services|
**Organizations that provide grant-funded services statewide
|Community Learning Center (CLC), Inc.||Financial Assistance|
|Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation||Financial Assistance|
|Texas VFW Foundation||Financial Assistance|
|Operation FINALLY HOME||Home Modification|
|Operation Homefront, Inc.||Supportive Services|
|Baylor Scott & White Research Institute||Clinical Counseling|
|Collin County||Clinical Counseling|
|Family Endeavors Inc. dba Endeavors||Clinical Counseling|
|Armstrong Community Music School||Clinical Counseling|
|Marriage Management Consultants||Peer Support Service|