The Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented more than $30.7 million in grants to 109 organizations across Texas.
These funds are providing assistance to more than 33,400 veterans and their families.
The grants are awarded on November 9-13 to nonprofits and government agencies which provide direct services to veterans.
In the Central Texas Region, $7.6 million was distributed among 34 organizations, serving over 13,400 veterans and their families.
The grants support a wide range of services from financial 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
Since 2009, over $168 million in grants have been awarded, assisting more than 330,000 veterans and their families across Texas. The $30,775,000 distributed among 109 organizations for the 2020-2021 grant cycle was approved by the Texas Veterans Commissioners in May 2020.
Funding is generated primarily by the Texas Lottery Commission’s Veterans Cash lottery tickets. Since 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed more than $145 million to the FVA. Other sources of funding for the FVA come from individual donations when obtaining drivers’, handgun, hunting and fishing licenses, and vehicle registrations.