Archive for June, 2019

Grant Application FAQ: Define a veteran

As part of the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) application process, you will have to define a veteran. This exercise is a practical one, rather than philosophical.

Requests for Application from the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance all include definitions of surviving spouse and disabled veteran because these terms are set by our governing statutes. But some organizations have a specific population or experience in mind when designing their grant programs, so FVA asks applicants for their own definition of a veteran ...

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Guide: Grant Contract Negotiation in GovGrants

FVA Staff has prepared a guide to help you complete contract negotiations in the GovGrants portal.

Negotiations are required to ensure the costs and services in your application are allowable, and to make any minor changes to the approved project that you have considered since the submission of the application.

The Grant Officer with FVA will Send Request for Negotiation to the grantee. Once initiated, the applicant will be able to respond to the request and make changes to ...

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Webinar: 2019-20 Awarded Grantee Training

Awards for the 2019-2020 grant year are about to begin. Do you know how to work with the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance? FVA staff conducted an Awarded Grantee webinar on Thursday, June 6th to introduce 2019-2020 grantees to their FVA grant awards.

This training covers:

  • FVA Staff (1:29)
  • Expectations (3:20)
  • Introduction To Your New FVA Grant (5:26)
  • Maintaining Your FVA Grant (10:15)
  • Compliance (14:05)
  • Communications (19:48)
  • GovGrants (30:56)
  • Next Trainings (42:02)
  • Questions (42:49)
  • Contact Information (1:00:40)

Click here to register and view a recording of the webinar. Click here ...

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FVA Grant Program Requirements & Terms and Conditions

Revised May 23, 2019


The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) is firmly committed to the principal of fair and equal employment opportunities and the provision of services without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, or genetic information.


I.      Grant Memorialized in Notice of Grant Award.

II.      Order of Precedence.

III.       Conflicting RFA Language.

IV.       Notice

V.        Change of Principal Participants.

VI.    ...

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June 2019 Deadlines For FVA Grantees

June 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.

Featured Photo Background Source: The U.S. Army, “Green Light, Go!” on Flickr. Creative Commons license, Attribution Required.

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