Free legal assistance for civil matters

Housing, family law, disability issues, estate planning & more are among free civil legal assistance available to eligible Texas veterans from Lone Star Legal Aid, Houston Volunteer Lawyers and Texas A & M School of Law – Family & Veterans Advocacy Clinic. These organizations are supported by grants from the Texas Veterans Commission’s Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.

Each organization offers its own variety of pro bono legal services and each serve various counties the state.

Lone Star Legal Aid serves multiple ...

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Watch formerly homeless veteran story; Houston Area Urban League, Texas Veterans Commission partner to reach veterans

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Vice-Chair Kevin Barber was the opening speaker for the Houston Area Urban League veteran outreach event “Operation Empowerment.”

Barber, an Army veteran, provided on overview of TVC services to veterans attending the virtual event, held December 8, 2020. Additionally, he commended the Houston Area Urban League for its overall community involvement and specifically for its Housing Support Program for veterans and for surviving spouses.

“This year, the Houston Area Urban League was awarded a $300,000 Fund for Veterans’ ...

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Bexar County Veterans Treatment Court lauded by Chairwoman Koerner

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Chairwoman and Navy veteran Laura Koerner spoke at the Bexar County Veterans Treatment Court Graduation virtual event on December 14, 2020.

“This past year has been especially challenging. I thank you all for keeping veterans treatment court working through the pandemic and within health precautions,” said Koerner. “COVID has caused the court to change from in-person counseling and functions. The pandemic may add more mental stress to an already rigorous program. I applaud you all, the members ...

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Commissioners announce 147 grants totaling over $33.4 million & serving over 32,500 veterans

The Texas Veterans Commission announced the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant recipients on May 13, 2021 during their FY21 3rd Quarter Commission Meeting.

For the upcoming grant period (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022), there were 147 grants awarded, totaling $33,430,000. This is the highest number of grants and funding awarded in the 11-year history of the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance programs. The 2021-2022 TVC grant recipients are projected to provide direct services to over 32,500 veterans, their dependents, and ...

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Fund for Veterans’ Assistance presents over $30.7 million in grants to 109 organizations across Texas

AUSTIN, TX – On November 9-13, 2020; the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented more than $30.7 million in grants to 109 organizations across Texas. These funds are providing assistance to more than 33,400 veterans and their families.

The grants are awarded to nonprofits and government agencies which provide direct services to veterans. The grants support a wide range of services from financial to transportation, legal services to family support services and home modification to rental and ...

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Home improvement in Amarillo, resources in Waco show FVA at work

Since 2009, the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance has distributed over $168 million in grants to organizations that profoundly impact the lives of Texas veterans and their families. When day-to-day needs overwhelm veteran families in the Lone Star State, FVA’s grantee organizations are there to bridge the gap. Assistance for veterans include financial, food, transportation, legal services, family support services, medical equipment, home modification, rental and mortgage assistance and more.

Need this kind of assistance or know someone that does? Find what’s ...

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2021-22 Grant Application Eligibility for Current (2020-21) TVC Grantees

The list of 115 current 2020-2021 TVC grantees (below) are not eligible to apply for the same grant program or service category in 2021-22. See page 18 of the Request for Applications (RFA) document, paragraph G, item 6.

Grant Program Organization Service Category
1 H4TXH Alamo Area Council of Governments Home Modification Assistance
2 GA Alamo Area Council of Governments Transportation
3 VMH Armstrong Community Music School Non-Clinical Support Services
4 VMH Baylor Scott & White Research Institute Clinical Counseling Services
5 VTC Bexar County Commissioners Court Felony Treatment Court
6 GA Bexar County Commissioners Court VCSO Financial Assistance
7 VTC Bexar County Misdemeanor Court Treatment ...
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Caldwell County Veterans Service Officer expands services with Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant

Caldwell’s Veterans County Service Officer (VCSO) Dr. Al Dos Santos is offering more services to veterans with the help of a Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) grant awarded in July.

“With the award of a (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant, this office can now provide assistance with housing expenditures such as rent, utilities, transportation, food and legal documentation,” said Santos. “The main areas we work in in Caldwell is food and transportation. We have several that need transportation to clinics.”

This compliments ...

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2021-2022 Fund for Veterans Assistance Request For Applications

Download the Request For Applications as a PDF

Download the Program Requirements and Terms & Conditions as a PDF


Table of Contents

I. Purpose

II Grant Programs and Goals
A. General Assistance Grants and Service Categories
Employment Support
Financial Assistance
Homeless Veteran Support
Pro Bono Legal Services
Referral Services
Supportive Services
Transportation Programs & Services
B. Housing for Texas Heroes Grants
C. Veterans Mental Health Grants and Service Categories
Clinical Counseling
Peer Support Services
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The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Announcement of the Release of the Grant Program’ Request for Applications for the 2021 – 2022 Grant Period

Visit the Apply Home page for more information on applying for this funding opportunity. Read the 2021-2022 Request for Applications text here.

This post was originally published on the Texas Register.

The Texas Veterans Commission (“TVC”) announces September 5, 2020, as its posting and release date of the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (“FV”) Request for Applications (“RF”) for the 2021-2022 grant cycle. The deadline to submit all applications is November 5, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (CDST).

Through its forthcoming RFA, FVA is ...

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