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Over $7.6 Million In Grants Presented To 27 North Texas Veteran Service Organizations On September 7

On September 7, 2021 at 1 p.m.; the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) will present over $7.6 million in grants to 27 organizations in north Texas for providing services to over 4,000 veterans. The presentation will take place virtually and be hosted on TVC’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/texasveteranscommission .

Media Coverage: Note, previous media advisory had the event at 11 a.m. it has been reschedule to 1 p.m. today. Media outlets are invited to use the presentation from Facebook including TVC Commissioner Kimberlee Shaneyfelt’s address. Visuals include oversized checks for each grant recipient. In addition to the live stream on Facebook, recordings will be made available on TVC Facebook and other platforms and TVC plans to make video file available after the presentation is completed.

The grant recipients and their services include:

General Assistance Grants

Achieve (Citizens Development Center) - one grant for $200,000 to fund employment support services for veterans in seven counties.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star - one grant for $100,000 to fund supportive services for veteran dependents in 18 counties around Texas.

City of Fort Worth - one grant for $300,000 to fund financial assistance for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in Tarrant County.

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth - one grant for $300,000 to fund employment support services veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in six counties across north Texas.

NPower Inc. - one grant for $300,000 funding employment support services veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in 16 counties around Texas.

Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant County - one grant for $50,000 to fund homeless veteran support services in Tarrant County.

Salvation Army - Grayson County – one grant for $100,000 to fund support services for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in three counties.

Salvation Army - Waco – one grant for $200,000 to fund homeless veteran support services for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in McLennan County.

SPAN, Inc. – one grant for a total of $20,000 funding transportation programs and services for veterans in Denton County.

Union Gospel Mission - Dallas – one grant for $200,000 to fund homeless veteran support services in Dallas County.

United Way of Denton County - one grant for $300,000 to fund financial assistance for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in Denton County.

Veterans Center of North Texas – one grant for $100,000 to fund financial assistance for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in 10 counties across north Texas.

 

Mental Health Grants

Baylor Scott & White Research Institute- one grant for $400,000 to fund clinical counseling services for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in any of Texas' 254 counties.

Equest - one grant for $75,000 to fund clinical counseling services for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in seven counties in north Texas.

Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center – one grant for $250,000 to fund clinical counseling services for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in six counties.

Jake E's Riding Round Up - one grant for $75,000 to fund clinical counseling services for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in 10 counties in north and east Texas.

Marriage Management Consultants - one grant for $100,000 to fund Peer support services to veterans and dependents in any of Texas' 254 counties.

One Tribe Foundation (Formerly 22KILL) – one grant for $300,000 for clinical counseling services for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses across Texas.

 

Housing for Texas Heroes grants

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Garland, Inc – one Housing for Texas Heroes grant for $250,000 to fund home modifications for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in three counties.

 

Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) grants

Veterans Treatment Courts are designed to provide justice involved veterans with the resources and assistance to get their life back on track. The court presents each with an individualized plan to complete over a period of several months. Regular court appearances are scheduled to monitor progress. If the veteran successfully completes the treatment, charges may be permanently removed.

City of Dallas Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) - one grant for $50,000 to fund VTC services in Dallas County.

Tarrant County VTC – one grant for $300,000 to fund VTC services in any of Texas' 254 counties.

Organizations awarded multiple grant types

CLC, Inc. - two grants for a total of 800,000:

  • one $500,000 General Assistance grant funding financial assistance for veterans and surviving spouses in any of Texas' 254 counties.
  • one $300,000 Housing for Texas Heroes grant funding home modification services for veterans and surviving spouses in 16 counties within the North Texas Region.

Collin County - two grants for a total of $750,000:

  • one $250,000 Mental Health grant funding clinical counseling services for veterans across Texas.
  • one $500,000 Veterans Treatment Court grant funding VTC services in 5 counties in north Texas.

Dallas County - two grants for a total of $600,000:

  • one $100,000 Mental Health grant funding clinical counseling services for veterans and dependents in Dallas County.
  • one $500,000 Veterans Treatment Court grant to provide VTC in Dallas County.

Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County two grants for a total of $500,000:

  • one $300,000 General Assistance grant funding support services for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in Tarrant County.
  • one $200,000 Housing for Texas Heroes grant to provide home modification for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in Tarrant County.

Pecan Valley MHMR – two grants totaling $600,000:

  • one $300,000 General Assistance grant providing financial assistance to veterans in six counties.
  • one $300,000 Mental Health grant funding clinical counseling services for veterans and dependents in six counties.

Volunteers of America Texas – two grants for a total of $400,000:

  • one $200,000 Mental Health grant providing clinical counseling services for veterans in six north Texas counties.
  • one $200,000 General Assistance grant to fund financial assistance for veterans across 5 counties within the Gulf Coast Region.

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Commissioners approved these grant awards in May as part of an overall grant program providing 147 grants to organizations across Texas. Grants totaling $33.4 million for 2021-2022 will serve an estimated 30,000 veterans.

Since 2009 through the 2020-2021 grant cycle, $168 million in grant funding has been awarded through 820 FVA grants and served more than 350,000 Texas veterans and their families.

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/grants/assistance/

Funding for these grants is generated primarily by the Texas Lottery Commission’s games designated for veteran support. Other sources of funding for the grants come from individual donation options on drivers’ licenses, licenses to carry a handgun, outdoor recreation licenses for hunting and fishing, and vehicle registrations.

Helping veterans starts here. The Texas Veterans Commission advocates for and provides superior service to veterans that will significantly improve the quality of life for all Texas veterans, their families and survivors. The TVC assists veterans with receiving their benefits, provides funding to agencies which provide direct services to veterans and provides administration of the Hazlewood Act education benefits. Learn more at www.tvc.texas.gov .

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