The Texas Veteran’s Commission provides health, housing, education, employment and benefit access services to Texas veterans. The agency received a $101 million appropriation in the 2016-17 biennium, $64 million of which were GR funds. Health care-related services provided by the Texas Veteran’s Commission include 1) the Health Care Advocacy Program which places liaisons across the state that work to ensure veterans and their families find the services they need for health-related issues and 2) grant funds providing direct mental health services to veterans and their families in their communities. More than $51 million in grant funding was awarded to local service organizations from 2010 to 2015 and provided peer, individual and group counseling, animal therapy, funding to drop-in centers, and other therapies known to be effective in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and other disorders known to profoundly affect this population. Note that the Federal Veteran Administration Health Care provides health care to just under 91,000 Texans or less than one percent of the state population.