Texas Mutual Insurance Co. and Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services of Texas are awarding $500,000 to nonprofit emergency service organizations across Texas through two separate grant programs.
- $200,000 will be designated for a financial relief grant program to help provide funding assistance to emergency service organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- $300,000 will support these organizations in investing in their team’s health and wellness.
Grant applications for a financial relief grant ($2,500 per organization) will open on Aug. 10 and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for health and wellness grants will be open from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31 and grants will be awarded the first quarter of 2021.
Texas Mutual and VFIS of Texas partner with the State Firefighters’ & Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas to manage the application process and select grant recipients. Texas Mutual and VFIS of Texas have awarded safety and wellness grants to emergency responders throughout the state since 2013. This year, they expanded their funding to include a grant program specifically to assist in the financial recovery of emergency responder organizations, as result of COVID-19.
Austin-based Texas Mutual Insurance Co. is a policyholder-owned company, providing coverage to 44% of the market.
VFIS of Texas is a division of WinStar Insurance Group LLC in Austin,TX. VFIS is a provider of insurance, education and consulting services to emergency service organizations across the U.S. and Canada.
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