On October 5, 2023, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented $5,110,000 in grants to 15 organizations for providing services to more than 6,790 Alamo and Hill Country area veterans and their families. The presentation was made by TVC Chairwoman and Navy veteran Laura Koerner at the Comal County Historic Courthouse in New Braunfels.
The FVA grants awarded include:
- Alamo Area Council of Governments:
- a $500,000 grant for home modification
- a $300,000 grant for transportation programs and services
- American GI Forum – National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.: a $500,000 grant for clinical counseling
- Bandera County Committee on Aging, Inc.: a $300,000 grant for financial assistance
- Bexar County Commissioners Court (Felony Court): a $25,000 grant for Veterans Treatment Court
- Bexar County: a $300,000 grant for Misdemeanor Veterans Treatment Court
- Comal County:
- a $250,000 grant for financial assistance
- a $150,000 grant for Veterans Treatment Court
- Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc.: a $150,000 grant for financial assistance
- Family Endeavors Inc.:
- a $500,000 grant for clinical counseling
- a $300,000 grant for homeless veterans support
- Guadalupe County Veterans Treatment Court: a $100,000 grant for Veterans Treatment Court
- Meals on Wheels San Antonio
- a $150,000 grant for home modification
- a $300,000 grant for supportive services
- Operation Finally Home: a $500,000 grant for home modification
- San Antonio Legal Services Association: a $135,000 grant for pro bono legal services
- San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry, Inc.: a $300,000 grant for homeless veterans support
- The Salvation Army San Antonio: a $300,000 grant for financial assistance
- Val Verde County: a $50,000 grant for transportation programs and services
Presenting the grants at right of the checks is Chairwoman Koerner.
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 the organizations providing help in their area and how to contact them at tvc.texas.gov/grants/assistance/ .