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20 North Texas agencies receive more than $5.7M from Texas Veterans Commission

Written by Mindia Whittier

The funds are estimated to serve more than 22,000 veterans.

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) recently awarded $5,770,00 in grants to more than 20 organizations serving North Texas veterans and their families.

The FVA North Texas Region encompasses 30 counties. Dallas, Tarrant, Parker, Kaufman, Rockwall, Johnson, Ellis, Hood, Wise, Denton, and Collin counties are among the area served.

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.

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.

The grant recipients include:

City of Dallas
$50,000 for a Veterans Treatment Court Grant to provide veterans in Dallas County with Veterans Treatment Court Services.

Equest
$75,000 for a Veterans Mental Health Grant to provide veterans, veteran dependents and surviving spouses in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Grayson, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant Counties with Clinical Counseling Services.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
$100,000 for a General Assistance Grant to provide veteran dependents in 18 Counties across three FVA regions with Supportive Services.

Veterans Center of North Texas
$150,000 for a General Assistance Grant to provide veterans, veteran dependents and surviving spouses in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant Counties with Financial Assistance Services.

Citizens Development Center (DBA U&I)
$200,000 for a General Assistance Grant to provide veterans in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant Counties with Employment Support Services.

NPower
$300,000 for a General Assistance Grant to provide veterans, veteran dependents and surviving spouses in 16 counties across five FVA regions with Employment Support Services.

Tarrant County Veterans Treatment Court
$300,000 for a Veterans Treatment Court Grant to provide veterans in Tarrant County with Veterans Treatment Court Services.

CLC, Inc.
$500,000 for a General Assistance Grant to provide veterans and surviving spouses in 254 Counties with Financial Assistance Services.

Dallas County Veterans Treatment Court
$500,000 for a Veterans Treatment Court Grant to provide veterans in 254 Counties with Veterans Treatment Court Services.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Garland, Inc.
$500,000 for a Housing For Texas Heroes Grant to provide veterans and surviving spouses in Collin, Dallas, Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall Counties with Home Modification Services.

SPAN, Inc.
$20,000 for a General Assistance Grant to provide veterans in Denton County with Transportation Programs and Services.

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County
$500,000 for two grants: A Housing For Texas Heroes Grant to provide veterans, veteran dependents and surviving spouses in Tarrant County with Home Modification Services. And a General Assistance Grant to provide veterans, veteran dependents and surviving spouses in Tarrant County with Supportive Services.

Jake E’s Riding Round Up
$75,000 for a Veterans Mental Health Grant to provide veterans, veteran dependents and surviving spouses in Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, Rockwall, Henderson, and Van Zandt Counties with Clinical Counseling Services.

The Salvation Army – Grayson County
$100,000 for a General Assistance Grant to provide veterans, veteran dependents and surviving spouses in Cooke, Fannin and Grayson Counties with Financial Assistance Services.

U.G.M. of Dallas
$100,000 for a General Assistance Grant to provide veterans in Dallas County with Homeless Veterans Support Services.

Marriage Management Consultants
$150,000 for a Veterans Mental Health Grant to provide veterans, veteran dependents and surviving spouses in 254 counties with Peer Support Services.

One Tribe Foundation
$200,000 for a Veterans Mental Health Grant to provide veterans, veteran dependents and surviving spouses in 254 counties across this region with Clinical Counseling Services.

City of Fort Worth
$200,000 for a General Assistance Grant to provide veterans, veteran dependents and surviving spouses in Tarrant County with Financial Assistance Services.

Volunteers of America Texas
$200,000 for a General Assistance Grant to provide Veterans with Financial Assistance Services.

Collin County
$300,000 for a Veterans Mental Health Grant to provide veterans in 254 counties with Clinical Counseling Services.

United Way of Denton County
$300,000 for a General Assistance Grant to provide veterans, veteran dependents and surviving spouses in Denton County with Financial Assistance Services.

Pecan Valley MHMR Region
$450,000 for 2 grants: A Veterans Mental Health Grant to provide veterans, veteran dependents and surviving spouses in Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, and Somervell Counties with Clinical Counseling Services. And a General Assistance Grant to provide veterans, veteran dependents and surviving spouses in Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, and Somervell Counties with Financial Assistance Services.

Collin County Veterans Treatment Court
$500,000 for a Veterans Treatment Court Grant to provide veterans in Collin, Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall Counties with Veterans Treatment Court Services.

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Commissioners approved these grant awards in May as part of an overall grant program providing 139 grants, totaling more than $31.47 million to over 120 organizations across Texas.

Since 2009 grant funding in excess of $234 million has been awarded through 1,100 FVA grants, serving an estimated 400,000 Texas veterans and their family members.

“We thank the members of the Texas Legislature for creating this grant program in 2009, and for their continued support of all Texas veterans and their families,” said TVC Chairwoman and Navy veteran Laura Koerner.

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Mindia Whittier