Archive for May, 2019

Grant Application FAQ: VCSO Funding

All Requests for Application (RFAs) published by the Fund for Veterans Assistance since 2017 include a definition of VCSO Funding:

VCSO Funding. SB 1679 (85th Legislature) created a 5% set-aside for VCSO applications for FVA grants.  This funding is available for General Assistance, Housing for Texas Heroes, and Veterans Mental Health grant applications with the Veteran County Service Officer listed as the Project Coordinator.

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Grantee Spotlight: Combat veterans receive financial lift with CLC Inc.’s COIN Project

Combat veteran M.T. Webb was encountering difficulty securing a job and the lack of employment was affecting his mental well being. That’s when the COIN (Combatants Overcoming Income Needs) Project helped Webb get back on his feet.

“Vets like me who have college degrees, but can’t secure work—we need that essential financial link that can get us over the hill until we can get on our feet again,” said Webb, a U.S. Army Medical Core/ U.S. Navy veteran of the Persian ...

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2019-2020 FVA Veterans County Service Officer Grant Awards Announced

The Texas Veterans Commission today is pleased to announce the names of organizations awarded Veterans County Service Officer grants by Commissioners in the 2019-2020 funding cycle.

Awarded Organizations

Awards to the following 3 organizations will cover the grant period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. More details on these awards will be released in June:

Cameron County
El Paso County
Harris County Community Services

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2019-2020 FVA Veterans Treatment Courts Grant Awards Announced

The Texas Veterans Commission today is pleased to announce the names of organizations awarded Veterans Treatment Court grants by Commissioners in the 2019-2020 funding cycle.

Awarded Organizations

Awards to the following 17 organizations will cover the grant period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. More details on these awards will be released in June:

Bell County
Bexar County Felony VTC
Bexar County Misdemeanor VTC
Brazoria County Veterans Court Program
City of Dallas
Collin County
Comal County
Dallas County Community Supervision ...

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2019-2020 FVA Veterans Mental Health Grant Awards Announced

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.

Awarded Organizations

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:

22Kill
Armstrong Community Music School
Baylor Scott & White Research Institute
Bexar County Commissioners Court
Caritas of Austin
Cenikor Foundation
Center Point Inc.
Collin County
Dallas ...

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2019-2020 FVA Housing 4 Texas Heroes Grant Awards Announced

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.

Awarded Organizations

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, ...

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2019-2020 FVA General Assistance Grant Awards Announced

The Texas Veterans Commission today is pleased to announce the names of organizations awarded grants by Commissioners in the 2019-2020 funding cycle.

Awarded Organizations

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.
Burnet County
Caritas of Waco
Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Center Point Inc.
Central Texas Opportunities, Inc.
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May 2019 Deadlines For FVA Grantees

May 15

  • All Grantees: Monthly reimbursement request due in GovGrants
  • Grantees not meeting benchmarks*: Monthly progress report due in GovGrants

*All grantees are expected to spend 70% of their award funds and serve 70% of their veterans by the end of the third quarter grant period.

Grantees not meeting benchmarks were notified of these compliance issues by hard copy letter in mid-February 2019.

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