More than $23.3M in grants awarded to 102 veteran programs

May 15, 2019

AUSTIN – On May 8, 2019, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) approved grant awards supporting 102 veterans assistance programs totaling $23,340,000 from the TVC’s Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) 2019-2020 grant program.

“The organizations awarded today provide a range of important services to our Texas veterans.” said Commission Chair Eliseo “Al” Cantu, Jr. “Helping Texas veterans starts here at the Texas Veterans Commission and we look forward to partnering with these organizations to serve our Texas veterans, their families and survivors in 2019-2020.”

FVA grants have supported a wide range of services for veterans such as housing, nutrition, financial aid, health care and transitioning into jobs. Since 2009, the TVC has awarded over $114 million in grants to organizations, benefiting over 250,000 Texas veterans.

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.

Grant amounts and program details for each organization will be announced as grant contracts with each organization are executed. Grants are awarded in the categories of Veterans County Service Office, Veterans Treatment Court, Veterans Mental Health, Housing for Texas Heroes and General Assistance. For more information on the 2019-2020 FVA grants and organizations receiving them, visit and scroll to FVA News.

Veterans in need of services should call 1-800-252-8387 or visit .

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, providing funding to agencies which provide direct services to veterans and administration of the Hazlewood Act education benefits. Learn more at .