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.

General Contact Form

Contact FVA

James Bracken
Director, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance
grants@tvc.texas.gov

Craig Towlson
Operations Manager, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance
grants@tvc.texas.gov


Veteran Assistance Directory


 
Veterans Interactive Services Directory Search For Grant-Funded Services

Find Grant-Funded Services

For Veterans, Dependents, and Surviving Spouses

Includes Clinical Counseling, Employment Support, Financial Assistance, Home Modification, Homeless Veterans Support, Peer Support Services, Pro Bono Legal Services, Referral Services, Small Business Support Programs, Supportive Services, Transportation Programs and Services, and Veteran Treatment Courts.

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Search For Grant-Funded Services And Assistance

2022-2023 Grants Operating Now

The Texas Veterans Commission accepted applications for 2022-23 grant funding from September 3, 2021 to November 3, 2021. The Commission determined grant awards in May 2022, and services are currently operating across Texas.

 

2023-24 Funding Opportunities

2023-24 Request For Applications Published

Read The 2023-24 Request For Applications

2023-24 Grant Cycle: TVC Grant Application Webinar

An overview of the new TVC Grants Portal and how to apply for a 2023-24 TVC grant. Staff will discuss system access, Organization registration and profile setup, Moderator user role & functions, Creating and submitting an application, the TVC Grants Portal User Guide, and more.

October 5, 2022, 2022
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

2023-24 Grant Cycle: Request For Applications Webinar

An overview of funding opportunities, grant restrictions, and Electronic Grant Management System changes for potential grant applicants. Includes a discussion of changes to 2023-24 Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant opportunities, and the estimated timeline for 2023-24 Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant awards.

September 27, 2022, 2022
10:00 am – 11:30 am

More Resources For Grantseekers

 

Five Competitive Funding Opportunities For Veterans Service Programs

  • General Assistance Grants support the critical needs of Texas veterans
  • Housing for Texas Heroes Grants modify homes to support independent living for disabled and low-income veterans
  • Veterans Mental Health Grants provide counseling and treatment to veterans and their families
  • Veterans Treatment Court Grants support rehabilitation for veterans involved with the criminal justice system
  • Veteran County Service Office funding supports service programs in the first three categories, which are administered by a county government’s Veteran Service Officer

Visit Apply Home for information about applying for a Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant in 2023-24.

Visit Grantseeking Resources for resources on applying for a grant, both the current 2023-24 competitive TVC funding opportunities, and funding opportunities beyond TVC ‘s reimbursement grants. Includes resources for public (federal and state) and private (i.e. nonprofit and foundation) grantseekers.

 

Support Texas Veterans

Revenue supporting the Fund’s grants is generated primarily by the Texas Lottery Commission’s Veterans Cash lottery tickets, along with individual donations when obtaining drivers’, handgun, hunting and fishing licenses, or vehicle registrations.

Support veterans through a voluntary donation to the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance today. All contributions directly fund veterans service programs, in every county throughout Texas.

 

Grant Management

For Current Grantees

Find grant management resources for organizations operating an awarded or renewed project for the 2022-2023 grant year.

2022-23 Grant Management

For Grantseeking Organizations

Organizations interested in applying for grant funding should sign up for email alerts to receive a notification when the RFA is published.

 

About the Fund for Veterans' Assistance

The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA or Fund) was created in the 79th Legislature to address the needs of Texas veterans and their families. The Fund is composed of money deposited under Texas Government Code, the Texas Transportation Code, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Code.

The Commission is authorized to use funds appropriated to the Fund to make reimbursement grants addressing the needs of Texas veterans and their families, as determined through veteran needs assessment studies. All grant awards are made through a competitive grant selection process:

  1. The FVA Advisory Committee reviews all eligible grant applications, and makes award recommendations to the Commission.
  2. The Commission awards reimbursement grants.

Awards decisions by the Commission are final. Once grant awards are determined by the Commission, grants are administered by the staff of the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.

Through the Fund, the Commission has awarded over $230 Million Dollars in more than 1,100 reimbursement grants since 2009.

The 2020 Veterans Needs Assessment study was conducted to identify the pressing needs of Texas veterans and their families.

View Recordings of FVA Advisory Committee Meetings here.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) provide grants for financial assistance to veterans?
As the grantor, TVC’s Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) department provides grants to nonprofit organizations and local government programs which address the needs of Texas veterans and their families. Grantees can review the 2023-2024 Request for Applications, beginning on page 4 for a complete explanation of TVC’s grant programs and eligibility requirements.
Where can veterans find information on TVC grant funded services or assistance?

Please click the following link to our online Grant-Funded Services Directory which will help you locate veteran resources in your county:  https://www.tvc.texas.gov/directory/directory-category/grants/

What other resources are available to veterans and their families in Texas?

The following organizations also connect Texas veterans and their families with services and resources. (Note: These organizations are not affiliated with Texas Veterans Commission):

TEXVEThttps://www.texvet.org/

Combined Armshttps://go.combinedarms.us/create-a-profile-survey

Texas Veterans Networkhttps://texas.uniteus.com/veterans-network/

TX Serves RGV: https://rgv.americaserves.org/

TX Serves North Texas:  https://northtexas.americaserves.org/

Where does Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) receive grant funding to support veterans?

Revenue supporting the Fund’s grants is generated primarily by the Texas Lottery Commission’s Veterans Cash lottery tickets, along with individual donations when obtaining drivers’, handgun, hunting and fishing licenses, or vehicle registrations.

 

When does the annual grant funding cycle begin?
TVC’s fiscal year grant funding cycle begins 1 July and runs through 30 June each year.

 

Are all the 2023-24 veterans service program grants in the RFA administered by reimbursement only?

Yes, please review the 2023-2024 Request for Applications, Section II. Grant Programs and Goals.

 

Where can I find the TVC Grants Portal User Guides?

Please follow this link to our Grants Portal User Guide – TVC Grants Portal User Guide – Texas Veterans Commission

 

What number can non-profit or local government applicants call if they are inquiring about new grant opportunities or are running into technical difficulties with the grant portal site to obtain help?

All questions should be sent to RFAquestions@tvc.texas.gov or grants@tvc.texas.gov

 

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