General Assistance Grants
Awarded veterans service programs address the critical needs of Texas veterans and their families who demonstrate financial need. Service categories include:
Resources that support veterans to prepare for, secure, and maintain employment.
Financial assistance that is temporary in nature, such as childcare, transportation assistance, or one-time utility or rental payments. Services are intended to provide financial relief to beneficiaries who can demonstrate financial need.
Homeless Veterans Support
Supportive Services to address acute and chronic conditions underlying the veteran’s homeless status. Services include shelter programs, transitional housing (HUD/VASH), temporary housing, rapid re-housing programs, longer-term financial support for rent, utility payments & essential needs, social programs, meal services and food pantry, assistive technology, and other qualifying resources identified through case management.
Pro Bono Legal Services
Includes legal aid, legal clinics and other legal services for civil courts provided at no cost to veterans, active duty members of the United States Armed Forces, and members of the state military forces. Does not include criminal defense; justice-involved veterans may be eligible for grant-funded Veterans Treatment Courts instead.
Provide information and referrals to additional sources of veteran and veteran family support.
Services, projects and activities that provide longer-term support for veterans and their families to enable stability and promote veteran family integration with the community.
Transportation Programs & Services
Transportation services for veteran beneficiaries in their local area, county or region. These services may provide transportation to/from medical, dental, mental health appointments, and transportation in support of basic needs (grocery stores, 24-hour care, community meetings, voting, court appearance, and tax offices).
Veteran Small Business Support (begins 2022-2023)
Services to stabilize or grow a veteran’s 100% veteran-owned business for the purpose of maintaining self-employment. Includes entrepreneurship and small-business training programs no longer than 5 months in duration for veteran entrepreneurs; tools, equipment, and software or other related business products valued under $2,000; referral to small business financial lenders; and other small-business related services. Veteran small business support beneficiaries must be operating the business as a 100% veteran-owned business as verified by the Texas Veterans Commission. Does not include direct financial support of the veteran-owned business, cash, or cash equivalents.