Veterans in the Rural Capital Area have multiple resources available for assistance amid COVID-19 concerns. The Texas Veterans Leadership Program and Texas Veterans Commission are available for employment assistance, and can be reached at 1-844-344-2780.
Financial, Utility and/or Housing
Texas VFW Veterans Assistance Program: Requires the applicant to create a login using their email address and password of their choice. To learn more: click here.
Texas Center Point’s Veterans Programs: Provide comprehensive services for homeless veterans, at risk veterans, family members or a surviving spouse through grants from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Texas Veterans Commission, Fund for Veterans Assistance. The range of services offered include crisis intervention, financial assistance, job readiness training, housing and job placement, case management and an array of supportive services. To learn more: click here.
VFW Unmet Needs Financial Grant: The VFW understands the challenges veterans, service members and military families can face and believes that experiencing financial difficulties should not be one of them. That's the premise behind the VFW's Unmet Needs program. Unmet Needs is there to help America's military families who have run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other military-related activity or injury. The program provides financial aid grants of up to $1,500 to assist with basic life needs in the form of a grant—not a loan—so no repayment is required. To further ease the burden, the VFW pays the creditor directly. To learn more: click here
PenFed Foundation Relief Program: The COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program was created to provide financial assistance to all Veterans, Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard who are experiencing a financial setback due to the negative economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation is prioritizing assistance to those who have lost their primary/only income or have an increased financial burden as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant amount will support 1 month of payment up to $1,500 in the following areas:
- Auto Loan/Lease
- Utilities (Electric, Water, Heat)
All checks will be sent directly to the creditor or landlord after the grant is approved. The Foundation can only support one emergency financial request per household. The financial assistance may be approved and issued to the Service Member within 24 hours of the approval. To learn more: click here.
The PenFed Foundation also has other programs as:
- Family & Caregiver Support Grants
- Dream Makers Home Buying Grants
- Veteran Entrepreneur Investment Program (VEIP)
Meals for Vets (Like Meals on Wheels): Their primary mission is to provide consistent access to healthy, daily meals for veterans under age 60 and are struggling financially. To learn more: click here.
The Caring Place
2000 Railroad St.
Georgetown, TX 78627
St. Helen's Catholic Church-Society Of St. Vincent De Paul
2700 E University Ave
Georgetown, Texas 78626
Numerous local churches participate in the program to provide food and other assistance to the low income and needy. More on Saint Vincent DePaul.
The Round Rock Area Serving Center
1099 E. Main St.
Round Rock, Texas 78664
Learn about social services and public assistance programs, in addition to receiving food, groceries, clothing, and other assistance. Community centers may from time to time even have very limited amounts of financial assistance for bills or expenses.
St. William Catholic Church-Society Of St. Vincent De Paul
Address: 620 Round Rock West Dr.
Round Rock, Texas 78681