13 East Texas organizations awarded Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grants
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. This is 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 recipients are projected to provide direct services to over 32,500 veterans, their dependents, and surviving spouses starting July 2021. Grant amounts and program details for each organization will be announced as grant contracts with each organization are executed. 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 awards grants in five categories: 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/