$137,000,000+

total Grant funding

307,600+

Veterans, dependents & surviving spouses served

693

Grants Awarded

 

News & Updates For Grant Applicants

Stay up to date with the latest news and information for applicants on the FVA award process, questions about applying for grants, and more from the Fund for Veterans' Assistance.

 

Grants & Funding Opportunities

Grants in General Assistance, Housing 4 Texas Heroes, Veterans Mental Health, Veterans Treatment Court, and Veterans County Service Officer grants are awarded yearly in May by the Commissioners of TVC. Applications for Highly Rural Transportation grants are no longer accepted.

GA

General Assistance

To address the needs of Texas Veterans and their families. Includes limited emergency assistance; family and child services; transportation services; legal services, excluding criminal defense; and employment, training, education, and job placement assistance.

H4TXH

Housing 4 Texas Heroes

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

VMH

Veterans Mental Health

To address the mental health needs of Texas Veterans and their families. Includes direct services to Veterans in clinical counseling, peer-delivered services, and non-clinical support services.

VTC

Veterans Treatment Courts

To assist Texas Veterans access specialty courts integrating a non-adversarial approach between prosecutors and defense attorneys to promote public safety and protect the due process rights of justice-involved veterans in Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) programs established under Texas Government Code § 124.001-.006.

VCSO

Veterans County Service Officer

To assist Texas Veterans County Service Officers (VCSO) addressing the needs of Texas Veterans and their families. Five percent of the total funding available for GA, H4TXH, VMH, and VTC grants is set aside for applications in General Assistance, Housing 4 Texas Heroes, and Veterans Mental Health with the VCSO listed as the Project Coordinator.

HRT

Highly Rural Transportation

To address the lack of transportation resources Texas Veterans face when trying to access medical care. Targeting veterans in highly rural (fewer than 7 people per square mile) counties where travel times are typically longer, or whom have difficulty organizing transportation for VA-arranged, non-VA medical appointments.
 

FVA Grant Eligibility

Is your organization eligible for a grant from the Fund for Veterans' Assistance?

Grant NameUnits of Local Government501(c)3 Nonprofits501(c)4 Veterans Service Organizations501(c)19  Posts or Organizations

GA

EligibleEligible if authorized to do business in TexasTexas Chapters EligibleEligible

H4TXH

EligibleEligible if authorized to do business in TexasTexas Chapters EligibleEligible

VMH

EligibleEligible if authorized to do business in TexasTexas Chapters EligibleEligible

VTC

EligibleNot EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible

VCSO

EligibleNot EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible

HRT

EligibleNot EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible

Not Eligible

  • Individuals
  • For-profit entities
  • Units of federal or state government, including state agencies, colleges, and universities
  • Organizations that have not fulfilled or maintained all legal requirements to operate in the State of Texas
  • Organizations that do not have current operations in Texas or a Texas-based chapter
 

How To Apply

FVA grants help Texas units of local government and qualified nonprofit organizations to address the needs of Veterans and their families in their local communities.

Applicants are required to complete and submit the application on the TVC GovGrants portal.  Paper applications are no longer available, required, or accepted.

  1. Identify the grant for which you wish to submit an application.
  2. Read the Request For Applications for the relevant funding opportunity
  3. Register for a single organizational account in the GovGrants portal. This one account is used for all applications submitted by that Organization. Click here for more information on registering in GovGrants.
  4. Review the GovGrants application instructions for help navigating the GovGrants interface.
  5. Create your application in GovGrants and complete all fields required. Please see instructions for more details.
  6. Submit the application in GovGrants before the application deadline. After the deadline has passed, the GovGrants portal will lock down and no longer accept applications. FVA staff is not able to re-open applications for any reason, including computer or technical difficulties.

The application period for the 2019-2020 grant year opens September 8, 2018 and closes November 16, 2018.  Applications must be submitted by November 16, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. through the TVC GovGrants portal.  Only applications submitted via the portal will be considered for funding.