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Attention Texas Veterans

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July 1, 2016

Applications for the first Texas Veterans + Family Alliance grant program is a month away.

Through this program, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission will award up to $10 million in grants to local Texas communities to address mental health needs of veterans and their families. A Request for Applications for the second phase of the program is underway. Visit Electronic State Business Daily to find the applications. http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/

"Not all wounds are visible, and the needs for our fighting men and women and their families are priority obligations for Texas," Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Charles Smith said in a press release. "These programs will help those whose suffering continues after the fighting ends.

The program is the result of SB 55 passed during the 84th Legislative session, and has already awarded $1 million in grant money.

Funds awarded are matched dollar for dollar by organizations and the private sector at the local level.

For more info, visit: http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/news/release/2016/062716.shtml

For questions, email MentalHealthTX@hhsc.state.tx.us