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.

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.

Contact FVA
  1-800-252-8387 (VETS)


James Bracken
Director, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance

General Contact Form

9/2/19 UPDATE: The GovGrants applicant portal is no longer experiencing delays on account registrations. The platform administrator has resolved the technical issue and the portal is open for new account registrations.

Fund for Veterans' Assistance

Apply For A Grant

Requests For Applications in General Assistance (GA), Housing 4 Texas Heroes (H4TXH), Veterans Mental Health (VMH), and Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Grants were published August 24, 2019.

Veterans County Service Officer Funding is available for General Assistance, Housing 4 Texas Heroes, and Veterans Mental Health applications with the Veterans County Service Officer listed as the project coordinator.

The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance is currently accepting applications for 2020-2021 grants. The application period will close at 5pm CDT on Friday, October 25, 2019.

2020-2021 Request for Applications (RFA) Webinar

The 2020‐2021 Grant Application webinar covered basic information about the 2020-2021 Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Request for Applications in General Assistance, Housing 4 Texas Heroes, Veterans Mental Health, Veterans Treatment Courts, and the 5% set-aside in funding for Veterans County Service Officers.

Since 2009, the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance has awarded over $137 million to organizations across Texas to help over 311,000 Veterans and their families.

GovGrants is open for organization account registration and application submissions until October 25, 2019 @ 5PM CST.


Fund for Veterans' Assistance Grants for 2020-2021

Applications: August 24th - October 25, 2019
Funding: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021


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 Officer

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.

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