AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Texas Veterans Commission (TVS) announced that the Panhandle Community Services in Amarillo is set to receive $800,000 on Sept. 12 as part of its over $2.8 million grant presentation.

TVS detailed that in addition to the Panhandle Community Services, seven other organizations will receive a piece of the million-dollar grant money with the TVC Commissioner and Marine Corps veteran Mike Hernandez presenting the checks to the organizations in Lubbock.

The grants, according to TVS, will provide supportive services, including financial assistance, legal services, and mortgage assistance, to around 1,500 veterans along with their surviving spouses and dependents in the FVA Panhandle Region.

Grant recipients, according to TVC, will include the following:

  • Panhandle Community Services: $800,000
    • General Assistance Grant
    • Housing For Texas Heroes
  • Rusted and Weathered, Inc.: $30,000
    • The Housing for Texas Heroes Grant
  • Hale County Meals on Wheels: $75,000
    • General Assistance Grant
  • Refuge Services: $200,000
    • Veterans Mental Health Grant
  • Central Texas Opportunities inc., dba Cornerstone Community Action Agency: $300,000
    • General Assistance Grant
  • Rolling Plains Management Corporation: $600,000
    • General Assistance Grant
    • Housing for Texas Heroes Grant
  • Concho Valley Center for Human Advancement: $300,000
    • General Assistance Grant
  • West Texas Counseling & Guidance: $500,000
    • Veterans Mental Health Grant

TVC added that these grants were approved by the commission in May as part of an overall grant program that delegates over $31.47 million to over 120 organizations across Texas.

Veterans can visit to find organizations that will provide assistance in their area.