On September 20, 2023, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented $3,665,000 in grants to 11 organizations for providing services to veterans and their families in Panhandle and Concho Valley regions. These grants are anticipated to serve more than 3,160 veterans and their families.
The FVA grants awarded include:
- Central Texas Opportunities, Inc.: a $300,000 grant for financial assistance
- Concho Valley Center for Human Advancement: a $300,000 grant for financial assistance
- Concho Valley Community Action Agency: a $300,000 grant for financial assistance
- Family Support Services of Amarillo, Inc.: a $265,000 grant for support services
- Hale County Meals on Wheels, Inc.: an $80,000 grant for support services
- Lubbock Regional MHMR Center: a $235,000 grant for peer support services and a $255,000 grant for financial assistance
- Panhandle Community Services: a $500,000 grant for home modification and a $200,000 grant for financial assistance
- Refuge Services, Inc.: a $200,000 grant for clinical counseling
- Rolling Plains Management Corporation: a $200,000 grant for home modification and a $300,000 grant for financial assistance
- Rusted and Weathered, Inc.: a $30,000 grant for home modification
- West Texas Counseling & Guidance: a $500,000 grant for clinical counseling
TVC Commissioner and Marine Corps veteran Mike Hernandez presented the grants at the Hendrick Home for Children in Abilene. Commissioner Hernandez is shown below to the left of checks, presenting the grants.
Funding for these grants is primarily generated 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 the organizations providing help in their area and how to contact them at https://www.tvc.texas.gov/grants/assistance/