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Changes to List of Approved Beneficiary Eligibility Documents for 2019-2020 Grants

As part of the grantee’s original application, organizations specify what forms and records will be accept as proof of the beneficiary’s veteran status. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance requires that your selections be from the following list of service documents (also known as eligibility documentation):

Veterans

Dependents

Surviving Spouses

  • DD-214 (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard)*
    *Note: Form DD-214 is an official record of separation from the armed forces. DD-214s may look slightly different from the example provided, depending ...
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Request for Applications: 2020-21 Veterans Treatment Court Grant

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The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA or “Fund”) was created in the 79th Legislature, and codified in the Texas Government Code § 434.017, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance and the Texas Administrative Code § 460, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Program.  The 83rd Legislature established the Veterans Treatment Court (then called Veterans Court) as defined in Title 2. Subtitle K. Chapter 124 of the Texas Government Code.  During ...

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Request for Applications: 2020-21 Veterans Mental Health Grant

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The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA or “Fund”) was created in the 79th Legislature, and codified in the Texas Government Code § 434.017, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance and the Texas Administrative Code § 460, Fund for Veterans Assistance Program.  The Fund is composed of money deposited under Government Code §§ 466.027 and 466.408 for proceeds from a Texas Lottery Commission Veterans’ Assistance game, Texas Transportation Code ...

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Request for Applications: 2020-21 Housing for Texas Heroes Grant

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The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA or “Fund”) was created in the 79th Legislature, and codified in the Texas Government Code § 434.017, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance and the Texas Administrative Code § 460, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Program. The Housing for Texas Heroes (H4TXH) grant program was established in 2011 during the 82nd Legislative Session.  During the Regular Session of the 85th Legislature, the TVC ...

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Request for Applications: 2020-21 General Assistance Grant

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The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA or “Fund”) was created in the 79th Legislature, and codified in the Texas Government Code § 434.017, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance and the Texas Administrative Code § 460, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Program.  The Fund is composed of money deposited under Government Code §§ 466.027 and 466.408 for proceeds from a Texas Lottery Commission Veterans’ Assistance game, Texas Transportation Code ...

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2020-2021 FVA Grants: Budget Subcategories

Each budget category in FVA grants consists of subcategories, in order to assist staff and grantee in managing and reporting expenses.

The budget categories and subcategories are listed below. Additional details of what costs are allowable within each subcategory are listed in the right column.

Only costs listed are allowable costs within FVA grants. An applicant/grantee must have the subcategory/cost listed in the approved budget to be claimed. An explanation of the cost must be included in the budget narrative, relating the ...

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Award Process For 2020-2021 FVA Grants

Texas Veterans Commission’s Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (TVC FVA, or just FVA) awards competitive, reimbursement-based grants in a multi-step process involving an eligibility screening by staff, recommendations on funding awards by the FVA Advisory Committee, and a final vote to award funds by the Texas Veterans Commissioners.

Here’s what you need to know about the award process while you prepare to submit your application.

 

Step 1: Applications Submitted

August 24, 2019 – October 25, 2019

First, complete your application in GovGrants, uploading all required ...

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8/7/2019: Technical Issues / Grantee Portal

Grantee Alert: GovGrants is experiencing known issues for active grantees as of August 7, 2019. These include:

  1. Task for July Payment Reimbursement Request not appearing for some grantees;
  2. Wrong Signing Authority name and/or title populating in the Notice of Grant Award for some grantees;
  3. Grantee locked out of Final Closeout Report if user did not check the “Final” box before saving and submitting.

Staff has reported these issues to the software provider. Update expected soon.

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Grant Management FAQ: 2019-2020 Reporting Schedule

As a condition of FVA funding, Grantee organizations are required to provide information regarding grant performance along with expense documentation on a regular schedule. The dates for these reports (either due from Grantee, or initiated by Grant Officer) are listed here:

Standard 2019-2020 Grant Reporting Schedule

August 15, 2019

  • First Payment Reimbursement Request due

September 15, 2019

  • Second Payment Reimbursement Request due

October 15, 2019

  • Third Payment Reimbursement Request due
  • First Quarterly Progress Report due

November 15, 2019

  • Fourth Payment Reimbursement Request due

December 15, 2019

  • Fifth Payment Reimbursement Request due

January 15, 2020

  • Sixth Payment Reimbursement Request due
  • Second Quarterly Progress ...
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Webinar: Payment Reimbursement Request (PRR) Webinar

Fund for Veterans’ Assistance staff has prepared a webinar to train grantees on how to report data back to TVC in your organization’s monthly Payment Reimbursement Request.

With FVA’s transition to the GovGrants system, returning grantees will learn about important updates to FVA’s procedures. New grantees will learn the nuts and bolts of how to submit the Payment Reimbursement Request report in GovGrants, and how to work with the PRR spreadsheet customized by your Grant Officer.

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