Governor Abbott Announces Millions In Veterans Grants in Texas
Texas Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Veterans Commission, announced Thursday in Austin that over $36 million in grant funding for veterans across Texas will be distributed through TVC's Fund for Veterans' Assistance Big Check Tour.
This grant funding, which was approved by the TVS Commissioners back in May of this year, will be awarded to 135 organizations across the state and will serve more than 81,000 Texas veterans and their families.
"The State of Texas continues to support our brave veterans and ensure they receive the resources needed to thrive," said Governor Abbott. "I thank the Texas Veterans Commission for providing veterans who have honorably served our nation with comprehensive support services and assistance through over $36 million in state grants. Texans are forever indebted to the service of our veterans, and we will always honor the sacrifices of these brave men and women and their families to our state and nation."
The TVC will begin the tour this week highlighting grant-funded organizations, the tour starts in Houston. The "big check" presentations will continue through the first weeks of October in cities like Tyler, Fort Worth, Dallas, Abilene, El Paso, Edinburg, San Marcos, and New Braunfels.
Grant-funded services and support include:
- Clinical counseling
- Employment support
- Financial assistance
- Home modification
- Homeless veteran support
- Peer support services
- Pro bono legal services
- Referral services
- Supportive services
- Transportation programs and services
- Veteran Treatment Courts
The funding for these grants comes primarily from the Texas Lottery Commission’s games designated for veteran support. Other sources for the grants come from individual donation options on Texas driver's licenses, concealed carry handgun licenses, outdoor recreation licenses for hunting and fishing, and vehicle registrations.
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