Filemon Vela

Representing the 34 District of Texas

Rep. Vela Announces $5 Million in Funding for At-Risk Veterans

August 5, 2019
Press Release

Rep. Vela Announces $5 Million in Funding for At-Risk Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $5,243,838 in grant funding to Endeavors, a nonprofit organization located in Texas that provides programs and services to low-income veterans and their eligible family members who are at risk of homelessness. This grant was a part of a $436 million package that awarded nonprofit organizations in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“Protecting our at-risk veterans and addressing the homelessness crisis we have in this country will always be a top priority of mine as a Member of Congress,” said Rep. Vela. “Last month, I urged the VA to provide funding for these important programs and I appreciate their quick response. It is imperative that we continue to serve those who have spent their lives serving our country.”