The Texas Veterans Commission today is pleased to announce the names of organizations awarded grants by Commissioners in the 2019-2020 funding cycle.
Awards to the following 37 organizations will cover the grant period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. More details on these awards will be released in June:
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
Bring Everyone In The Zone, Inc.
Caritas of Waco
Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Center Point Inc.
Central Texas Opportunities, Inc.
Citizens Development Center dba Achieve
City of Fort Worth
Comfort Crew for Military Kids
Community Services of Northeast Texas, Inc.
Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Inc.
Family Service Center of Houston and Harris County
Fort Bend County
Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels and Much Much More
Goodwill Industries of Houston, Inc.
Grace After Fire
Hale County Meals on Wheels
Hidalgo County Community Service Agency
Honor Veterans Now
Houston Area Urban League
Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Inc.
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
Lone Star Legal Aid
Meals on Wheels Montgomery County
Rolling Plains Management Corporation
San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry, Inc. (SAMMinistries)
Texas VFW Foundation
The Salvation Army – Grayson County
The Salvation Army – San Antonio
YWCA El Paso del Norte Region
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General Assistance (GA) Grants
General Assistance grants cover the following services or program areas:
- Employment: Includes job skills and training programs, job search services and other employment-related services.
- Family Services: May include youth programs, family programs, reintegration, and deployment readiness programs.
- Financial Assistance: Financial assistance that is short-term and temporary in nature, such as, a one-time utility payment, one-time rental payment, transportation assistance, or child care. One-time assistance payments cover six months or less.
- Legal: Includes legal aid, legal clinics and other legal services other than Veterans Courts.
- Referral: Services that provide information, and referral programs.
- Supportive Services: Support services such as elder care, food delivery programs, financial counseling, and case management.
- Transportation: May include transportation assistance and transportation programs.
The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) established the following priorities to provide guidance to the FVA Advisory Committee in developing funding recommendations and for the Commission in making grant awards. These priorities are:
- To provide services in the following areas:
- Financial Assistance; and
- Supportive Services.
- To award grants with widespread distribution of services across the state;
- To encourage a diversity of services provided within geographic regions;
- To award outstanding-rated applications; and
- To fully fund grant requests, whenever possible.
Frequently Asked Questions On Award Decisions
Q: My organization’s name is on the list. What’s next?
A: In the next two weeks, GovGrants will send you an official notification by email to the main Point of Contact listed on your application. This email will include more details on your award decision and information on next steps.
Q: My organization’s name isn’t on the list. What’s next?
A: Rule 460.11 in Title 40, Part 15, Chapter 460 of the Texas Administrative Code states that funding decisions of the Commission are final and may not be appealed.
The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance encourages applicants who were not selected to:
- Consider the priorities of the Commission at TVC. Is your project a priority according to Section I. B “Priorities” of the RFA?
- In the next week, FVA staff will send you a formal letter by U.S. Mail with information about the next award cycle and more, should you wish to reapply.
- Consider questions asked by members of the FVA Advisory Committee at the February 2019 Presentation Meeting: Day 1 Video and Day 2 Video.
- Review the video of the FVA Advisory Committee’s Recommendations Meeting for a thorough discussion of the FVA Advisory Committee’s recommendations to the Commissioners and considerations in making decisions.
Commissioners discussed applications for each grant program, with those recommended by the most committee members discussed first; FVA staff tallied the award decisions by Commissioners as they were made.
Please note that the final list of approved awards does not exactly follow the recommendations of the Advisory Committee, as Commissioners included additional grants.