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 / Documents Download
General Assistance Request for Applications Word | PDF
Appendix I – Application Word | PDF
Appendix II – Evaluation Rubric Word | PDF
Appendix III – Sample Notice of Grant Award Word | PDF
Appendix IV – Expenditure Checklist Word | PDF
Application Checklist Word | 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 / Documents Download
General Assistance Request for Applications Word | PDF
Appendix I – Application Word | PDF
Appendix II – Evaluation Rubric Word | PDF
Appendix III – Sample Notice of Grant Award Word | PDF
Appendix IV – Expenditure Checklist Word | PDF
Application Checklist Word | PDF
Addendum’s Download
Addendum I – Questions Received as of 9-15-2016 PDF
Addendum II – Questions Received As of 9-22-2016 PDF
Addendum III – Questions Received as of 9-29-2016 PDF
Addendum IV – Questions Received as of 10-6-2016 PDF
Addendum V – Questions Received as of 10-14-2016 PDF
Addendum VI – Questions Received as of 10-21-2016 PDF
Addendum VII – Questions Received as of 10-27-2016 PDF

General Assistance Series 16B July 2016 (Closed)

This Request for Applications is now closed. The deadline for applications was October 29, 2015. Please visit the Upcoming Training and Events page to learn more about Informational Meetings and Webinars regarding the General Assistance – Series 16B  grant application.

Application Forms / Documents Download
Request for Applications Word | PDF
Appendix I – Application Word | PDF
Appendix II – Evaluation Rubric Word | PDF
Appendix III – Sample Notice of Grant Award Word | PDF
Appendix IV – Expenditure Checklist Word | PDF
Application Checklist Word | PDF
Addendum’s Download
Addendum I – Questions Received as of 9-24-2015 PDF
Addendum II – Questions Received As of 10-1-2015 PDF
Addendum III – Questions Received as of 10-8-2015 PDF
Addendum IV – Questions Received as of 10-15-2015 PDF
Addendum V – Questions Received as of 10-22-2015 PDF
Addendum VI – Questions Received as of 10-27-2015 PDF
Addendum VII – Questions Received as of 10-28-2015 PDF
Clarification on question posed during Series 16B-VMH Webinar PDF

General Assistance Series 16A July 2015 (Closed)

To see the list of organizations awarded General Assistance 16-A grant funding, visit the Grants Awarded page.

Application Forms / Documents Download
Request for Applications Word | PDF
Appendix I – Application Word | PDF
Appendix II – Evaluation Rubric Excel | PDF
Appendix III – Sample Notice of Grant Award Word | PDF
Application Checklist Word | PDF
Addendum’s Download
Addendum I – Questions Received as of 7-9-2015 PDF
Addendum II – Questions Received as of 7-16-2015 PDF
Addendum III – Questions Received as of 7-23-2015 PDF
Addendum IV – Questions Received as of 7-30-2015 PDF
Addendum V – Questions Received as of 8-6-2015 PDF
Addendum VI – Questions Received as of 8-13-2015 PDF
Clarification on question posed during Series 16A Webinar PDF

General Assistance Series XV-B November 2014 (Closed)

Application Forms / Documents Download
Request for Applications Word | PDF
Appendix I – Application Word | PDF
Appendix II – Evaluation Rubric Excel | PDF
Appendix III – Sample Notice of Grant Award Word | PDF
Application Checklist Word | PDF
Addendum’s Download
Addendum I – Questions Received as of 11-21-2014 PDF
No questions received as of 12-5-2014
Addendum II – Questions Received as of 12-12-2014 PDF
Addendum III – Questions Received as of 12-19-2014 PDF
Addendum IV – Questions Received as of 12-23-2014 PDF
Addendum V – Questions Received as of 1-2-2015 PDF

Series XV-A/June 2014 (Closed)

Application Forms / Documents Download
Request for Applications Word | PDF
Appendix I – Application Word | PDF
Appendix II – Evaluation Rubric Excel | PDF
Appendix III – Sample Notice of Grant Award Word | PDF
Application Checklist Word | PDF
Cost Principles Side by Side PDF
Addendum’s Download
Addendum I – Questions Received as of 6-20-2014 PDF
Addendum II – Questions Received as of 6-27-2014 PDF
Addendum III – Questions Received as of 7-18-2014 PDF
Addendum IV – Questions Received as of 7-25-2014 PDF

Series XIV-B/November 2013 (Closed)

Application Forms / Documents Download
Request for Applications Word | PDF
Appendix I – Application Word | PDF
Appendix II – Evaluation Rubric PDF
Appendix III – Sample Notice of Grant Award Word | PDF
Application Checklist Word | PDF
Cost Principles Side by Side PDF
Addendum’s Download
Addendum I – Questions Received 11-18-2013 to 12-6-2013 PDF
Addendum II – Questions Received 11-18-2013 to 12-13-2013 PDF
Addendum III – Questions Received 11-18-2013 to 12-20-2013 PDF
Addendum IV – Questions Received 11-18-2013 to 1-3-2013 PDF

Series XIII-A/January 2013 (Closed)

Application Forms / Documents Download
Request for Applications PDF
Appendix I – Application Word | PDF
Application Checklist Word | PDF
Cost Principles Side by Side PDF
Addendum’s Download
Addendum I – Questions Received 1-25-2013 to 2-1-2013 PDF
Addendum II – Questions Received 2-2-2013 to 2-8-2013 PDF
Addendum III – Questions Received 2-9-2013 to 2-15-2013 PDF
Addendum IV – Questions Received 2-16-2013 to 2-22-2013 PDF
Application Information Session & Webinar 2-11-2013 PPT
Application Information Session & Webinar Q&A 2-11-2013 PDF

Grant VIII/August 2012

Application Forms / Documents Download
Grant Application PDF
Grant Instructions PDF
Fiscal Guidelines PDF
Grant Program Manual PDF
Grant Report Training PDF

Grant VII/January 2012

Application Forms / Documents Download
Grant Application PDF
Grant Instructions PDF
Fiscal Guidelines PDF

Grant VI/August 2011

Application Forms / Documents Download
Grant Application PDF
Grant Instructions PDF
Grant Information PDF
Fiscal Guidelines PDF

Grant V/March 2011

Application Forms / Documents Download
Grant Application PDF
Grant Information and Instructions PDF
Fiscal Guidelines PDF