Texas: Governor Abbott Announces Over $3.2 Million In Grants To Fort Worth Area Veteran Organizations

~ Today, Governor Greg Abbott announced the awarding of 12 Fund for Veterans' Assistance (FVA) grants totaling over $3.2 million to nine Fort Worth area organizations as part of the Texas Veterans Commission's (TVC) Big Check Tour. The funding will provide services to more than 6,300 veterans and their families in 30 North Texas counties.

"We are honoring these brave men and women by helping provide them with the support and services they deserve," said Governor Abbott.

TVC Chairwoman and Navy veteran Laura Koerner expressed her pride in partnering with community organizations in the Fort Worth area to provide veterans with critical support services. "From emergency financial assistance to home modifications, these grants will improve the lives of Texas veterans," she said.

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TVC Vice Chair and Air Force veteran Kimberlee Shaneyfelt presented the grants at the City of Fort Worth Council Chamber. The FVA grants awarded today include CLC, Inc., City of Fort Worth, Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County, Pecan Valley Centers for Behavioral & Developmental Healthcare, SPAN, Inc., Tarrant County, United Way of Denton County, United Way of Tarrant County, and Volunteers of America Texas.

Funding for these grants is primarily generated by the Texas Lottery Commission's games designated for veteran support as well as 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 information about organizations providing help in their area at tvc.texas.gov/grants/assistance/.

Today's announcement marks another step forward in Governor Abbott's commitment to making Texas the best state for veterans and their families. The Big Check Tour will continue through the first weeks of October in Dallas, Abilene, El Paso, Edinburg, San Marcos, and New Braunfels.

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