Thirteen East Texas organizations have been awarded Veterans Assistance grants, the Texas Veterans Commission said.

Commissioners recently award 147 grants statewide totaling more than $33.4 million. The grants and receiving organizations β€œare projected to provide direct services to over 32,500 veterans, their dependents, and surviving spouses starting July 2021.”

Grants include things like emergency financial assistance, legal help and rental and mortgage assistance. Veterans can go to to find programs in their area.

In East Texas, groups receiving grants include: NPower Inc. for employment support; Community Services of Northeast Texas, Inc., for financial assistance; Family Endeavors Inc. dba Endeavors, for financial assistance; Lone Star Legal Aid, for pro bono legal services; Combined Arms, for referral services; Sabine Valley Regional MHMR Center, for supportive services; Ark-Tex COG, for transportation programs and services; East Texas Council of Governments, for transportation programs and services; Habitat for Humanity of Smith County, for home modification; Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity, for home modification; Cenikor Foundation, for clinical counseling; Jake Es Riding Round Up, for clinical counseling; and the Sabine Valley Regional MHMR Center (Community Healthcore), for peer support services.

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