Eleven Veteran County Service Offices (VCSOs) across Texas were awarded a combined total of over $2.3 million in Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Grants from the Texas Veterans Commission. The grants assist the VCSOs to provide assistnace directly to veterans including financial assistance, home modifications, transportation, dental care and more. The grants were presented in August and September 2021.
Each County VCSO receiving grants, amounts and details on services to veterans the grants fund listed below.
|Grant Type||Preferred Organization Name||Approved Grant Amount||Service Category||Services Funded||Beneficiaries Served||Phone Number for Veterans to request services||Webpage URL with more information about Veterans Services||Office Hours (when phone is answered)|
|General Assistance||Bell County VCSO||$300,000||Financial Assistance||Mortgage, Rent & Utility Payments; Transportation Assistance; Funerals||Veterans and Surviving Spouses||254-933-5915||https://www.bellcountytx.com/departments/veteran_services/index.php||8:00am to 5:00pm|
|General Assistance||Cameron County VCSO||$200,000||Employment Support||Training Programs; Tools and Uniforms; Job Search Services; Other Employment-Related Services; Transition Assistance||Veterans||956-544-0811||https://www.cameroncounty.us/veterans-services-office/||8 A.M.-12 P.M. and 1P.M.- 5 P.M.|
|General Assistance||El Paso County VCSO||$300,000||Financial Assistance||Mortgage, Rent & Utility Payments||Veterans, Dependents, and Surviving Spouses||915-875-8570||https://www.epcounty.com/veterans/financialassistance.htm||8am-5pm|
|General Assistance||Harris County VCSO||$300,000||Financial Assistance||Mortgage, Rent & Utility Payments||Veterans, Dependents, and Surviving Spouses||281-876-6600||http://harrisvets.com||Mon-Fri: 8AM to 5PM|
|General Assistance||Hays County VCSO||$100,000||Financial Assistance||Assistive Technology; Mortgage, Rent & Utility Payments; Transportation Assistance; Food Pantry Services; Restorative Dental Care||Veterans, Dependents, and Surviving Spouses||512-392-8387||https://hayscountytx.com||Monday – Wednesday: 9 AM – 5 PM; Thursday-Friday 9 AM – 12 PM|
|General Assistance||Hidalgo County VCSO||$500,000||Financial Assistance||Mortgage, Rent & Utility Payments; Transportation Assistance; Child/Adult Care Services; Funerals||Veterans||956-292-7076||https://www.hidalgocounty.us/73/Veterans-Services||8am -12pm, 1pm-5pm|
|General Assistance||Liberty County VCSO||$50,000||Financial Assistance||Mortgage, Rent & Utility Payments||Veterans and Surviving Spouses||936-336-4558 ext. 4||https://www.co.liberty.tx.us/page/liberty.Veterans||8:00-4:00|
|General Assistance||Val Verde County VCSO||$75,000||Transportation Programs and Services||Transportation Programs and Services||Veterans||830-774-7548||http://tx-valverdecounty.civicplus.com/187/Veteran-Services||8 AM – 4:30PM|
|General Assistance||Webb County VCSO||$150,000||Transportation Programs and Services||Transportation Programs and Services||Veterans, Dependents, and Surviving Spouses||956-523-4399||https://www.webbcountytx.gov/VeteranService||Mon-Fri: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 1:00 pm – 5:00|
|General Assistance||Willacy County VCSO||$100,000||Financial Assistance||Mortgage, Rent & Utility Payments||Veterans and Surviving Spouses||956-398-9189||http://www.co.willacy.tx.us/page/willacy.Veterans?fbclid=IwAR1bES_UcNCT3D_c08ZOfopBX70WkDlnV0K70E23uzVQTTGhtkidmf5xyno||Mon-Fri: 9am to 12am 1pm-4pm|
|Housing TX Heros||Willacy County VCSO||$100,000||Home Modification||Home Modification; Home Repair; Home weatherization||Veterans, Dependents, and Surviving Spouses||956-398-9189||http://www.co.willacy.tx.us/page/willacy.Veterans?fbclid=IwAR1bES_UcNCT3D_c08ZOfopBX70WkDlnV0K70E23uzVQTTGhtkidmf5xyno||Mon-Fri: 9am to 12am 1pm-4pm|
Grant applications for 2022 grants are now open through November 3, 2021. VCSOs interested in grants to fund services may find information and apply at www.tvc.texas.gov/grants/apply .
Veterans needing assistance can find the organizations providing help in their area with FVA directories at https://www.tvc.texas.gov/grants/assistance/ .