The Texas Veterans Commission today is pleased to announce the names of organizations awarded Veterans Mental Health grants by Commissioners in the 2019-2020 funding cycle.
Awards to the following 26 organizations will cover the grant period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. More details on these awards will be released in June:
Armstrong Community Music School
Baylor Scott & White Research Institute
Bexar County Commissioners Court
Caritas of Austin
Center Point Inc.
Dallas County Community Supervision & Corrections Dept.
Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
Grace After Fire
Heart Of Texas Regional MHMR
Houston Methodist Hospital
Jake Es Riding Round Up
Marriage Management Consultants
Mental Health America of Greater Houston
Potter County Veterans Treatment Program
Samaritan Center for Counseling and Pastoral Care, Inc.
Santa Maria Hostel, Inc.
Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation
the Montrose Center
Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare
Tropical Texas Behavioral Health
United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS)
West Texas Counseling & Guidance
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Veterans Mental Health (VMH) Grants
Veterans Mental Health grants cover the following services or program areas:
- Clinical Counseling Services: Services that involve interaction with or supervision by licensed mental health professionals. Services may include, but are not limited to: clinical counseling, group sessions, Veteran family member counseling, Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) services, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) services, co-occurring diagnosis counseling, or other types of counseling.Please note: applicants will be responsible for providing documentation regarding the licensure of mental health professionals providing services through the Project.
- Non-Clinical Support Services: Mental health services provided by a non-licensed mental health professional. Services may include, but are not limited to therapeutic equine, canine or other animal therapy, music, play or dance therapy, personal improvement workshops.
- Peer-Delivered Services: Services based upon the premise that an individual with a “lived experience,” in this case military service, is uniquely able to contribute to the rehabilitation and recovery of those needing services. Services could include but are not limited to: operation of Peer Networking centers, support groups, information and referral services, information dissemination, outreach, advocacy, technical assistance, training, and direct 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:
- Clinical Counseling Services; and
- Peer-Delivered 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.