On September 14, 2023, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented $3,230,000 in grants to nine organizations for providing services to approximately 6,340 Fort Worth area veterans and their families.

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The grants awarded include:

  • C L C Inc: a 385,000 grant for home modification and a $500,000 grant for financial assistance
  • City of Fort Worth: a $300,000 grant for home modification and a $300,000 grant for financial assistance
  • Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County: a $300,000 grant for supportive services
  • Pecan Valley MHMR: a $300,000 grant for clinical counseling and a $300,000 grant for financial assistance
  • SPAN, Inc.: a $20,000 grant for Transportation Programs & Services
  • Tarrant County: a $150,000 grant for Veterans Treatment Court
  • United Way of Denton County: a $200,000 grant for clinical counseling
  • United Way of Tarrant County: a $275,000 grant for referral services
  • Volunteers of America – Texas: a $200,000 grant financial assistance

The grant presentation was made by TVC Vice Chair and Air Force veteran Kimberlee Shaneyfelt at the City of Fort Worth Council Chamber. Vice Chair Shaneyfelt, in orange blazer, is shown below presenting the grants.

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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.

Veterans in need of assistance can find organizations providing help in their area and how to contact them at https://www.tvc.texas.gov/grants/assistance/  .

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