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Fort Worth receives $300,000 grant to improve the lives of veterans

Posted Sept. 13, 2017

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City of Fort Worth employees who will be working with a $300,000 grant for veterans services include Marie Frances, human services manager, Community Action Partners; Benedict George, senior accountant in the Neighborhood Services Department; and Diana Carranza, management analyst in Neighborhood Services.

Improving the lives of veterans and their families in Tarrant County is the goal for a $300,000 grant presented by the Texas Veterans Commission to the City of Fort Worth’s Community Action Partners (CAP) program.

The funds will be used by CAP to fund the Forward Home Veteran Assistance Program, which assists income-eligible veterans with rent, mortgage and utility bills and helps them connect with other resources providing legal aid, training, employment and home modifications for the disabled.

“We will work with Tarrant County veterans, active duty members and their families with assistance with one-time payments for rent, mortgage and utilities,” said Marie Francis, CAP human services manager. “When things are difficult for a veteran, they are sometimes unsure of how to find assistance. We are their resource.”

The Texas Veterans Commission, in partnership with the Texas Department of State Health Services, committed $1.5 million in grants to organizations providing mental health services to veterans and their family members. Since 2009, the Texas Veterans Commission program has awarded more than $55 million in 307 grants to 142 nonprofit and local government entities.

CAP is the community action agency for Tarrant County and works with families and individuals to help them overcome barriers to achieve self-sufficiency. CAP is part of the City of Fort Worth’s Neighborhood Services Department and receives funds from Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP).

Veterans in need of services can call 817-392-5790 or visit the CAP website.

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