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Over $6.9 million in grants presented to 26 Gulf Coast area veteran service organizations

On September 7, 2023, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented 31 grants totaling $6,990,000 in grants to 26 organizations for providing services to approximately 5,370 Gulf Coast area veterans and their families. The presentation was made by TVC Commissioner and Army veteran Kevin Barber at Houston – Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, 3303 Main St, Houston, Texas.

The FVA Gulf Coast Region is a multicounty area ranging from Walker County in the north to Matagorda County in the south, and Colorado County in the west to Chambers in the east. For all counties, see map*

The grant recipients and their services include:

Organization Grant Amount Service Provided
Brazoria County Veterans Court Program $75,000 Veterans Treatment Court
Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc. $300,000 Clinical Counseling
Family Service Center of Houston and Harris County $300,000 Financial Assistance
Fort Bend County $135,000 Clinical Counseling
Fort Bend County $300,000 Financial Assistance
Ft Bend Snr Citizens Meals On Wheels & Much More $180,000 Support Services
Galveston County $250,000 Veterans Treatment Court
Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity $200,000 Home Modification
Grace After Fire $100,000 Peer Support Services
Grace After Fire $150,000 Financial Assistance
Harris County $300,000 Financial Assistance
Houston Area Urban League $300,000 Financial Assistance
Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Inc. $150,000 Pro Bono Legal Services
Impact A Hero $145,000 Financial Assistance
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston $250,000 Supportive Services
Katy Christian Ministries $200,000 Financial Assistance
Liberty County $50,000 Financial Assistance
Liberty County $45,000 Veterans Treatment Court
Lone Star Legal Aid $300,000 Pro Bono Legal Services
Meals on Wheels Montgomery County $300,000 Supportive Services
Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity, Inc $180,000 Home Modification
Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Program $200,000 Veterans Treatment Court
Northwest Assistance Ministries $300,000 Financial Assistance
PRECINCT2GETHER INC $160,000 Support Services
PTSD Foundation of America $495,000 Peer Support Services
Rebuilding Together Houston $500,000 Home Modification
Santa Maria Hostel, Inc. $75,000 Homeless Veteran Support
Spindletop Center $300,000 Clinical Counseling
Spindletop Center $300,000 Financial Assistance
United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS) $150,000 Clinical Counseling
United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS) $300,000 Homeless Veteran Support

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Commissioners approved these grant awards in May as part of an overall grant program providing grants, totaling over $36.3 million to over 135 organizations across Texas and estimated to serve more than 81,770 veterans.

Since 2009 through the current 2023-2024 grant cycle, over $270 million in grant funding has been awarded through 1,255 FVA grants, serving an estimated 481,000 Texas veterans and their family members.

“We thank the members of the Texas Legislature for creating this grant program in 2009, and their continued support of all Texas veterans and their families,” said TVC Chairwoman and Navy veteran Laura Koerner.

The grants support a wide range of services from emergency financial assistance to transportation, legal services to family support services and home modification to rental and mortgage assistance. The TVC awards grants in five categories: General Assistance, Housing for Texas Heroes, Veterans Mental Health Grants, Veterans Treatment Courts, and Veteran County Service Officers.

Veterans in need of assistance can find the organizations providing help in their area and how to contact them at

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.

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

*FVA Gulf Coast Region

map of FVA Gulf Coast Region

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