2019-2020 Grants Assistance Directories

Veterans: Find Assistance In Your Area

Looking for assistance nearby? We’ve listed organizations that can help in the Grantee Assistance Directories. Click on the covers to find your region’s grantees.

Grantee Assistance Directories

Fund for Veterans’ Assistance

Coordinating Funding to Support Veterans and their Families Across Texas

The Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) grant program awards reimbursement grants to eligible charitable organizations, local government agencies, and Veterans Service Organizations that provide direct services to Texas Veterans and their families.

Contact FVA

(512) 463-1157

James Bracken
Director, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance

Michael Bardis
Operations Manager, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance

2021-2022 Grant Awards Announced

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 surviving spouses.

Assistance Available Today

2020-2021 grants were awarded by the Commission at the May 14, 2020 meeting. View the Grants Assistance Directories for more information on these organizations. Since 2009, the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance has awarded over $168 million to organizations across Texas to help over 300,000 Veterans and their families.



General Assistance

These grants address the needs of Texas Veterans and their families. 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.


Housing for Texas Heroes

These grants assist Texas Veterans and their families in obtaining, maintaining, or improving housing. Projects include homeless Veterans support, Veteran homelessness prevention, home modification assistance, and housing assistance for families of Veterans being treated at Texas medical facilities.


Veterans Mental Health

These grants address the mental health needs of Veterans and their families. Projects should emphasize direct services to Veterans and their families and may include, but are not limited to: clinical counseling; peer delivered services; and non-clinical support services.


Veterans Treatment Court

These grants assist Texas Veterans in obtaining services through Veterans Treatment Court programs. Please refer to the Request for Applications to review program guidelines for the Veterans Treatment Court grants.


Veterans County Service Office

SB 1679 (85th Legislature) created a 5% set-aside for VCSO applications for FVA grants.  This funding is available for General AssistanceHousing for Texas Heroes, and Veterans Mental Health grant applications with the Veteran County Service Officer listed as the Project Coordinator.


Highly Rural Transportation

This Department of Veterans Affairs-funded grant addresses the lack of transportation resources Veterans face when trying to access medical care. The grant targets Veterans in highly rural counties where travel times are typically longer, or where arranging transportation to their VA medical appointments (or VA-arranged, non-VA appointments) may be difficult.

2020 Veterans Needs Assessment

This study was conducted to identify the pressing needs of Texas veterans and their families. Download the final report here (135 pages, PDF).


Recording of Advisory Committee Meetings

January 28, 2021 – FVA Advisory Committee Presentation Meeting Video

March 25, 2021 – FVA Advisory Committee Recommendations Meeting Video & Recommendations Meeting Minutes