TRTF Offering Disaster Relief Assistance to TRS Retirees

The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) is offering assistance to retirees impacted by winter storm Uri. The assistance comes in the form of one-time grants through TRTF.

The TRTF Board of Trustees has determined that any retiree who is receiving benefits from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) is eligible to apply for an automatic, one-time $250 grant from the Disaster Relief Short-Term Fund. This short-term grant will be given directly to the applicant.

If you suffered extensive damage to your home, please consider applying for a Disaster Relief Long-Term Grant. Examples of assistance include fixing broken pipes from the freeze. This grant can be approved for up to $1,000 per applicant and is paid directly to a vendor on behalf of the grant seeker.

How to Apply

To request an application for assistance, please send an email to and specify if you are needing a Short-Term Grant applicant or a Long-Term Grant application.

Want to Help?

If you would like to help provide emergency funds to retirees in need, please consider making a donation to the TRTF Disaster Relief Program today! Your donation, no matter the amount, will help TRTF respond to requests for emergency assistance immediately and provide much-needed support to retirees.

Let us know if you know of a retiree who needs help! Many may have limited access to communications services, and you may be a lifeline between TRTF and someone in need. Contact us at 1.800.880.1650 (ask for Sarah) or send an email to

Tim Lee to Host Facebook Friday Today

As members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) know, there is still much work to do as the 87th Legislative Session enters its final weeks.

Please be sure to tune in TODAY (Friday, May 7) at 2:00 p.m. Central to hear from TRTA Executive Director Tim Lee, TRTA Legislative Coordinator Larry Yawn, and Nancy Byler about how we can achieve a COLA for retirees this session and how you can help move this process along!

You may view this live event on TRTA’s Facebook page and YouTube channel! You do not need to have an account with either service to view the video.

There are many other pending issues and bills we are following and you will receive an update about those as well!

Thank You!

Thank you for giving hope during this time of uncertainty and every day for retirees in need. Your support helps TRTF to be ready at a moment’s notice when sudden and unavoidable disasters occur.

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