General Assistance grants address the needs of Texas Veterans and their families. The FVA does not grant funds directly to Veterans. Veterans in need of assistance are asked to visit the Grants Awarded page to find organizations in their area for information on receiving assistance.Such needs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Limited emergency assistance;
  • Family and child services;
  • Transportation services;
  • Legal services, excluding criminal defense; and
  • Employment, training, education, and job placement assistance.

Who Can Apply?

  • Units of local government;
  • IRS Code 501(c)(19) posts or organizations of past or present members of the Armed Forces;
  • IRS Code 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organizations authorized to do business in Texas;
  • Texas chapters of IRS Code 501(c)(4) Veterans service organizations; or
  • Nonprofit organizations authorized to do business in Texas with experience providing services to Veterans.
 

2018 – 2019 General Assistance (CLOSED)

The application period for this grant is closed.

Application Forms / DocumentsDownload
General Assistance Request for ApplicationsWord | PDF
Appendix I – ApplicationWord | PDF
Appendix II – Evaluation RubricWord | PDF
Appendix III – Sample Notice of Grant AwardWord | PDF
Appendix IV – Expenditure ChecklistWord | PDF
Application ChecklistWord | PDF
Addendum’s
Addendum I – Questions Received as of Sept. 21, 2017
Addendum II – Questions Received as of Sept. 28, 2017 
Addendum III – Questions Received as of Oct  6, 2017
Addendum IV – Questions Received as of October 13, 2017
Addendum V – Questions Received as of October 20, 2017

2017 – 2018 General Assistance (Closed)

The application period for this grant closed October 27, 2016.  The next application cycle is set to open August 2017. The anticipated amount available for awarding in 2017-18 General Assistance grant program is $9,000,000. Please visit the Upcoming Training and Events page to learn more about Informational Meetings and Webinars regarding the General Assistance 2017-2018 grant application.

Application Forms / DocumentsDownload
General Assistance Request for ApplicationsWord | PDF
Appendix I – ApplicationWord | PDF
Appendix II – Evaluation RubricWord | PDF
Appendix III – Sample Notice of Grant AwardWord | PDF
Appendix IV – Expenditure ChecklistWord | PDF
Application ChecklistWord | PDF
Addendum’sDownload
Addendum I – Questions Received as of 9-15-2016PDF
Addendum II – Questions Received As of 9-22-2016PDF
Addendum III – Questions Received as of 9-29-2016PDF
Addendum IV – Questions Received as of 10-6-2016PDF
Addendum V – Questions Received as of 10-14-2016PDF
Addendum VI – Questions Received as of 10-21-2016PDF
Addendum VII – Questions Received as of 10-27-2016PDF