AUSTIN — Applications were being accepted for $2.5M in grants to help Texas veterans and their families as of July 13. The Texas Veterans Commission announced the grant solicitation will be open through August 7 at 5 p.m.
Among the services eligible to be funded are transportation to medical facilities, counseling for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), short term financial assistance, legal assistance, and housing assistance for homeless veterans and their families.
“Through the generous contributions of all those interested in helping Texas veterans we were able to help over 92,000 veterans and their families through over 90 grantees dedicated to veteran support.” says Thomas Palladino, Executive Director. “We are excited to receive new applications for our funding and continue the mission of serving veterans and their families in Texas.”
Eligible grant applicants are units of local government, 501(c)(19) posts or organizations of past or present members of the Armed Forces, 501(c)(3) private nonprofit corporations authorized to conduct business in Texas, and Texas chapters of 501(c)(4) veterans service organizations.
The Texas lottery scratch-off game, Veterans Cash, has generated millions of dollars for the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance since the ticket’s introduction in November 2009.