EDINBURG – A new program to help veterans was announced. It’s called Operation Bravo Zulu.
The Hidalgo County Community Service Agency was granted $300,000 from the Texas Veterans’ Commission.
The grant will benefit veterans who need help paying their utility bills. Veterans could receive up to $600.
In order to qualify, people must apply, take proof of their honorable discharge, copy of their utility bill and proof of income to the community service agency.
The building is located 2524 North Closner in Edinburg. A referral will be made to case workers from there.
People can call 383-6240 for more information.
COMMISSIONERS COURT ACCEPTS TEXAS VETERANS' COMMISSION GRANT FOR OPERATION BRAVO ZULU
The Community Service Agency gained approval to accept a $300,000 grant from the Texas Veterans’ Commission. The Series 16B grant will go toward Operation Bravo Zulu and benefit honorably discharged veterans. Up to 450 veterans will be eligible to receive a maximum of $600 in utility assistance payments.
In an effort to help this under represented population, the Hidalgo County Community Service Agency developed the “Operation Bravo Zulu” program, which they presented to the Texas Veterans Commission - Fund for Veterans’ Assistance in January. To accompany their presentations, the Public Affairs Division produced a video to demonstrate the need, potential and process of establishing such a unique veteran’s assistant program in Hidalgo County.
The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved the 16B series grant and authorized County Judge Ramon Garcia to sign the appropriate documents to accept the grant.