The Texas Veterans Commission today is pleased to announce the names of organizations awarded Housing 4 Texas Heroes grants by Commissioners in the 2019-2020 funding cycle.
Awards to the following 19 organizations will cover the grant period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. More details on these awards will be released in June:
Alamo Area Council of Governments
Central Texas Opportunities, Inc.
City of Fort Worth
Community Action Corporation of South Texas
Easterseals Central Texas
Families In Crisis, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Smith County
Meals on Wheels Central Texas
Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity
Operation FINALLY HOME
Rebuilding Together Greater Dallas
Rebuilding Together Houston
Rolling Plains Management Corporation
The Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant County
The Salvation Army – Corpus Christi
The Salvation Army – El Paso
The Salvation Army – Waco
Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation
West Central Texas Regional Foundation
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- 2019-2020 Veterans Treatment Courts Grant Awards Announced
- 2019-2020 Veterans County Service Officer Grant Awards Announced
Housing 4 Texas Heroes (H4TXH or HTX) Grants
Housing For Texas Heroes grants cover the following services or program areas:
- Assistance to families of Veterans at Texas medical facilities: Temporary housing assistance to families of Veterans who are undergoing long-term treatment at a medical facility in Texas.
- Home Modification Assistance: Modification, repair, and weatherization projects can include walkways, ramps, doors, windows, flooring materials, sliding doors, handrails and grab bars, or bathroom modifications. Please note that the maximum amount H4TXH funding for home modification assistance per Veteran household is $15,000. Grantees may utilize other revenue streams in addition to H4TXH funding to fund additional projects on a home modification.
- Homeless Veterans Support Programs: Shelter programs, transitional living, temporary housing, rapid re-housing programs.
- Veteran Homelessness Prevention Programs: At-risk homeless prevention, long-term rental assistance, case management, wrap-around services.
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:
- Home Modification Assistance.
- 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.