2021-2022 Grant Opportunity Announced

The 2021-2022 Request For Applications provides details of the funding opportunity in General Assistance, Housing 4 Texas Heroes, Veterans Mental Health, Veterans Treatment Court, and Veterans County Service Officer programs. The Program Requirements and Terms & Conditions are an appendix to the Request For Applications.

 

The Application Guide demonstrates how to create and submit an application for 2021-2022 funding in the TVC Grants Portal.

 
Webinars

2021-2022 Request For Application Informational Webinar

Covers major changes between 2020-21 and 2021-2022 grants in General Assistance, Housing 4 Texas Heroes, Veterans Mental Health, Veterans Treatment Court, and Veterans County Service Office programs. 

View Recording

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2021-2022 FVA Grant Application Informational Webinar

Covers the mechanics of creating, saving, completing, and submitting a 2021-2022 grant application in the TVC Grants Portal.

View September 9 Session Recording
IMPORTANT: Questions on the 2021-2022 funding opportunity must be emailed to RFAquestions@TVC.Texas.gov by October 28, 2020, not November 3.

View September 17 Session Recording

Register for 10AM – Thursday, October 8th

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2021-2022 Grant Eligibility Webinar Q&A

Covers changes to 2020-2021 grantees’ eligibility to apply for a 2021-2022 grant in the same program as their current grant.

Register for September 29 @ 10AM

 

The Texas Veterans Commission published the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Request for Applications for the 2021-2022 grant cycle on September 5, 2020. The deadline to submit all applications is November 5, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (CDST).

Award decisions will be made by the Commission in May 2021.

Fund for Veterans' Assistance

Through its forthcoming RFA, FVA is requesting applications from organizations eligible to apply for grant funding under the following general purposes, terms, and conditions:

Eligible Applicants. Eligible Applicants are units of local government, under IRS Code §501(c)(19); posts or organizations of past or present members of the Armed Forces, under IRS Code §501(c)(3); private nonprofit corporations authorized to conduct business in Texas and veterans service organizations, under IRS Code §501(c)(4); and nonprofit organizations authorized to do business in Texas with experience providing services to veterans.

Purpose. The purpose of the RFA is to:

1. Provide an overview of FVA grant programs, including detailed descriptions of service categories, service areas, program goals and guidelines;

2. Solicit grant applications from eligible applicants for the 2021-2022 grant period;

3. Provide application instructions and specific information on grant eligibility; and,

4. Provide information about the FVA grant application and awarding process.

Description. The RFA details funding opportunities and requirements for FVA’s five grant programs: General Assistance, Housing for Texas Heroes, Veterans Mental Health, Veteran Treatment Courts, and Veteran County Service Officer.

Texas Register Announcement Post

2021-2022 Request for Applications Text

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Eligible Organizations

How To Apply

 
 

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

State certified courts onlyNot EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible

VCSO

County governments onlyNot EligibleNot EligibleNot Eligible

HRT

Closed for
2020-2021
Not EligibleNot EligibleClosed for
2020-2021

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.

The Texas Veterans Commission announces September 5, 2020, as its posting and release date of the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Request for Applications for the 2021-2022 grant cycle. The deadline to submit all applications is November 5, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (CDST).

Award decisions will be made by the Commission in May 2021.

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

  1. Read the 2021-2022 Request For Applications.
  2. Identify the funding opportunity best suited for your veterans service program:
    • General Assistance
    • Housing 4 Texas Heroes
    • Veterans Mental Health
    • Veterans Treatment Court
    • Veterans County Service Office
  3. Email questions about funding opportunities, the application, and the application process to RFAquestions@tvc.texas.gov before October 28, 2020 at 5pm. Staff will answer questions in the FAQ tab of GovGrants on a weekly basis during the open application session.
  4. Register for a single organization account in the GovGrants portal (if your account is currently active, navigate to the first phase in your main menu). This one account is used for all applications submitted by the organization. Click here for more information on registering in GovGrants.
  5. Watch the Request For Applications Webinar to learn more about changes to the grant programs for 2021-2022. Register for the Grant Application Webinars at 10AM – Wednesday, September 9th10AM – Thursday, September 17th, or 10AM – Thursday, October 8th for more information on filling out the application form.
  6. Read the GovGrants application instructions for help navigating the GovGrants interface and application.
  7. Fill out your profile so staff can contact you with news on the application process (please update this contact information yearly, or as grant staff contact information changes)
  8. Create your application in GovGrants, gather and attach the required authorizations/documents, and complete all the required fields.
  9. 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.

Please Note: Only applications submitted in GovGrants will be considered for funding. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance no longer accepts paper applications.