Table Of Contents

  • 2022-2023 Funding Opportunities Announced
    • Request For Applications
    • Program Requirements and Terms & Conditions
    • Reimbursement Documentation Requirements
    • RFA Webinar
    • Application Webinar
  • How To Apply
    • Portal Registration Guide
    • Application System Guide
    • Funding Process Steps
  • Deadlines For 2022-23 Applications
    • Date and time portal opens for new account registrations and application creation
    • Deadline for questions on the RFA
    • Deadline for applications in the system
  • Eligibility To Apply for TVC Grants
    • Organization Eligibility Chart
    • Not Eligible
    • Application Portal Registration Limits
    • Additional Criteria For Application Eligibility
  • Grant Programs
    • General Assistance Grants
    • Housing For Texas Heroes Grants
    • Veterans Mental Health Grants
    • Veterans Treatment Courts Grants
    • Veterans County Service Officer Funding
  • Awarded vs Renewed Grantees

Sign Up For The RFA Alerts Email List

The Commission solicits applications for grant funding through the yearly Request For Applications (RFA) which is published in late August. Organizations interested in applying for grant funding should sign up here to be alerted when the RFA and new application portal guidance are announced.

 

2022-2023 Funding Opportunities Announced

The Texas Veterans Commission has published 2022-2023 funding opportunities in the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance reimbursement grant programs.

Applications Accepted from September 3, 2021 @ 8AM Central to November 3, 2021 @ 5PM Central

The Request for Applications (“RFA”) describes the purpose, funding opportunities for all grant categories, grant program goals and guidelines, standards for grant management, application process steps, required documents to submit an application, approval process steps, and more essential information about 2022-23 Texas Veterans Commission grants for organizations.

The Grant Program Requirements & Terms and Conditions (“Program Requirements”) describes operational requirements and limitations for organizations executing an approved grant. Contract terms and conditions for state funding are included in this document.

The Reimbursement Documentation Requirements (“RDR”) provide applicants with specific details of which documents are accepted as proof of cost incurred and demonstration of payment.

 

Friday, September 3 at 10AM Central Time

The Request For Applications Webinar (“RFA Webinar“) covered information on changes for the current application year in the General Assistance, Housing 4 Texas Heroes, Veterans Mental Health, and Veterans Treatment Court grant programs; and the special funding opportunity for Veterans County Service Offices in Texas.

Tuesday, September 7 at 2PM Central Time

The Application Webinar covered the mechanics of creating, saving, completing, and submitting a 2022-2023 grant application in the TVC grants application portal.

 

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.

Applications are ONLY accepted through the online application portal system (“GovGrants” or “the application portal”).

The application portal system will not accept new account registrations, or create new applications, until Friday, September 3 @ 8AM Central Time. The application portal is only open for a limited window every year. An automated timer will close the system on Wednesday, November 3 @ 5PM Central Time.

To apply for grant funding, organizations must hold an active user account in the application portal system. If your organization already has an account, use your existing account. If your organization does not have an account, follow the steps in the guide to register for an account.

The Portal requires applicants to complete specific sections and tables in a set order, BEFORE the portal will save any data entered. Applications that are not completed in this specific order will result in the system NOT saving your data, and you will have to start over from the beginning.

Save time and frustration by following the steps in the Application Guide.

Funding Process Steps

  1. Register for an account in the TVC application portal
  2. Submit an application online in the TVC application portal
    Must provide supporting documents that show financial stability and professional capacity to deliver services to veteran families
  3. OPTIONAL: Give a short presentation on the eligible application to the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Advisory Committee (FVAAC) at the Presentations Meeting
  4. FVAAC makes application recommendations to the Commission for the competitive selection process
  5. Commission awards grants for a term of 1 year, in a competitive selection process
  6. Negotiate any required changes to the final grant contract (grants must comply with state and federal grantmaking rules)
  7. Administer services to Texas veterans, their families, and survivors
  8. Verify beneficiary eligibility to receive services before services are provided
  9. Monthly reports required after services provided
    For reimbursement AND output measures for grant-funded services
  10. Quarterly report required measuring services provided
    Outcome measures determined by TVC

Awarded organizations may be considered for grant funding renewal on 1 ADDITIONAL year on the project, IF performance benchmarks are met after the third quarter reports (up to 2 years of funding with 1 application). Renewal is not automatic, and all award determinations are made by the Commission. Following a year of renewed funding, organizations must submit a new application to continue grant funding for the awarded project.

Application Deadlines, Awards Process & Funding Timeline

Awards Process Step
Timeframe

Request For Applications Announced

September

Account Registration Opens & Applications Accepted

September 3 @ 8AM Central

Deadline for RFA Questions

October 27

Application System Closes

November 3 @ 5PM Central

OPTIONAL: Eligible Applicants invited to present to FVAAC

January

FVAAC makes application recommendations to the Commission

March

Grants Awarded by the Commission

May

Veterans Services and/or Assistance Program Funded

July 1 – June 30 (12 Months)

Eligibility To Apply For TVC Grants

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

Organization Eligibility Chart

Grant Name Units of Local Government 501(c)3 Nonprofits 501(c)4 Veterans Service Organizations 501(c)19  Posts or Organizations
General Assistance (GA) Eligible Eligible if authorized to do business in Texas Texas Chapters Eligible Eligible
Housing For Texas Heroes (H4TXH) Eligible Eligible if authorized to do business in Texas Texas Chapters Eligible Eligible
Veterans Mental Health (VMH) Eligible Eligible if authorized to do business in Texas Texas Chapters Eligible Eligible
Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) State certified courts only Not Eligible Not Eligible Not Eligible
Veterans County Service Officer (VCSO) County governments only Not Eligible Not Eligible Not Eligible
Highly Rural Transportation (HRT) Closed for
2021-2022
Not Eligible Not Eligible Closed for
2021-2022

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
  • Organizations that were awarded (i.e., NOT renewed) for 2021-22 grant funding have an opportunity to meet renewal criteria for a 2022-23 grant, and therefore are ineligible to submit applications for the same grant programs. See Section III, paragraph K of the RFA for more information.

Application Portal Registration Limits

Eligible organizations may not register for an account in the TVC grant application portal until the Request For Applications is published. Any attempt to register a new account on the application portal before the RFA is published will not be approved.

  • The portal will open to accept account registrations once the RFA is published.
  • The portal will close new account registration before the application deadline, so that registered organizations have sufficient time to complete and submit an application for grant funding by the application deadline.
    Once the portal closes for registrations, it will not be re-opened for any reason

The following organizations are not eligible to register for a new account in the application portal or submit an application for funding:

  • 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
  • Organizations that are currently providing services under an awarded grant
    Awarded grantees must meet renewal criteria during the first year of funding and the grant must be renewed by the Commission, in order to receive continued project funding for a second year in a row. The Commission may choose not to renew every grant that is eligible for renewal, at their sole discretion.

Additional Criteria For Application Eligibility

Some applications may be created or submitted by an eligible organization, but are disqualified in preliminary screening. Some of these reasons include, but are not limited to:

  • Application is incomplete, including missing required attachments or signatures
  • Application submission is not accepted by the application system by the deadline.
    Once the application system deadline has passed, the system will not be reopened for any reason including user technical difficulties or time zone differences
  • Application where submitted budget is determined to include 40-100% unallowable expenses
  • Organization is not financially stable
  • Organization has an audit in the last 2 years indicating significant deficiencies or material weaknesses
  • Organization has an exclusion record listed on the General Services Administration (GSA) System for Award Management (SAM)
  • Veterans Treatment Court program is not state-certified by the Office of Court Administration
 

Grant Programs

General Assistance Grants

Awarded programs address the critical needs of Texas veterans and their families who demonstrate financial need with grant funding.

Housing for Texas Heroes Grants

Awarded programs modify beneficiary-owned housing for accessibility, critical repairs, and/or weatherization purposes with grant funding.

Veterans Mental Health Grants

Awarded programs provide counseling and treatment to veterans and their families with grant funding.

Veterans Treatment Court Grants

Awarded courts provide rehabilitation for justice-involved veterans with grant funding.

Veterans County Service Officer Funding

Local government applications where the Veteran County Service Officer is listed as the Project Coordinator have a competitive advantage in the application selection process.

 

Awarded vs. Renewed Grants For 2021-22

Organizations with an awarded grant must compete for renewal in that grant program (by meeting performance benchmarks) in order to be considered for renewed 2022-2023 funding in the same grant program.

Organizations with a renewed grant are eligible to apply for another 2022-2023 Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant in the same grant program.

Award Type for 2021-2022 Organization Grant Program / Category Service Category
Awarded 22Kill Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Awarded ANEWENTRY, Inc. General Assistance Supportive Services
Awarded ANEWENTRY, Inc. Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Awarded Ark-Tex COG General Assistance Transportation Programs & Svcs
Awarded Bell County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Awarded Bell County Veteran County Svc Office Financial Assistance
Awarded Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star General Assistance Supportive Services
Awarded Cameron County Veteran County Svc Office Employment Support
Awarded Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Awarded Catholic Charities of Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston General Assistance Supportive Services
Awarded Central Texas Opportunities, Inc. General Assistance Financial Assistance
Awarded Citizens Development Center dba Achieve General Assistance Employment Support
Awarded City of Fort Worth General Assistance Financial Assistance
Awarded CLC, Inc. General Assistance Financial Assistance
Awarded Combined Arms General Assistance Referral Services
Awarded Concho Valley Center for Human Advancement General Assistance Financial Assistance
Awarded East Texas Council of Governments General Assistance Transportation Programs & Svcs
Awarded El Paso County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Awarded El Paso County Veterans Services Office Veteran County Svc Office Financial Assistance
Awarded Emergence Health Network Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Awarded Equest Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Awarded Family Eldercare General Assistance Homeless Veterans Support
Awarded Family Service Association of San Antonio, Inc. General Assistance Employment Support
Awarded Family Service Center of Houston and Harris County General Assistance Financial Assistance
Awarded Ft Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels & Much Much More General Assistance Supportive Services
Awarded Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth General Assistance Employment Support
Awarded Goodwill Industries of South Texas, Inc. General Assistance Employment Support
Awarded Guadalupe County Veterans Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Awarded Hale County Meals on Wheels General Assistance Supportive Services
Awarded Harris County Community Services Department Veteran County Svc Office Financial Assistance
Awarded Hidalgo County Community Service Agency General Assistance Financial Assistance
Awarded Jake Es Riding Round Up Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Awarded Lone Star Legal Aid General Assistance Pro Bono Legal Services
Awarded Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Awarded Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity Inc. Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Awarded Northwest Assistance Ministries General Assistance Financial Assistance
Awarded NPower Inc. General Assistance Employment Support
Awarded Pecan Valley MHMR General Assistance Financial Assistance
Awarded Pecan Valley MHMR Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Awarded Rebuilding Together Austin Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Awarded Rebuilding Together Houston Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Awarded Rise Recovery Veteran Mental Health Peer Support Services
Awarded Rolling Plains Management Corporation General Assistance Financial Assistance
Awarded Sabine Valley Regional MHMR Center General Assistance Supportive Services
Awarded Skillpoint Alliance General Assistance Employment Support
Awarded Texas National Guard Family Support Foundation General Assistance Financial Assistance
Awarded Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. General Assistance Pro Bono Legal Services
Awarded Texas VFW Foundation General Assistance Financial Assistance
Awarded U.G.M. of Dallas General Assistance Homeless Veterans Support
Awarded United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS) General Assistance Homeless Veterans Support
Awarded United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS) Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Awarded Willacy County Veteran County Svc Office Home Modification
Awarded YWCA El Paso del Norte Region General Assistance Supportive Services
Renewed Alamo Area Council of Governments General Assistance Transportation Programs & Svcs
Renewed Alamo Area Council of Governments Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Renewed Armstrong Community Music School Veteran Mental Health Peer Support Services
Renewed Baylor Scott & White Research Institute Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Renewed Bexar County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed Bexar County Felony VTC Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed Brazoria County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed Bring Everyone In The Zone, Inc. General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Burnet County General Assistance Transportation Programs & Svcs
Renewed Caritas of Austin General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Caritas of Austin Veteran Mental Health Peer Support Services
Renewed Caritas of Waco General Assistance Supportive Services
Renewed Catholic Charities of Central Texas General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Cenikor Foundation Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Renewed Center Point Inc. General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Center Point Inc. Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Renewed Central Texas Opportunities, Inc. Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Renewed City of Dallas Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed City of Laredo Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Renewed CLC, Inc. Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Renewed Collin County Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Renewed Collin County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed Comal County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed Communities In Schools of Greater Central Texas, Inc. General Assistance Supportive Services
Renewed Community Action Corporation of South Texas General Assistance Supportive Services
Renewed Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc. General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Community Partnership for the Homeless, Inc. General Assistance Supportive Services
Renewed Community Services of Northeast Texas, Inc. General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Dallas County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed Dallas County CSCD Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Renewed Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc. Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Renewed Families In Crisis, Inc. General Assistance Homeless Veterans Support
Renewed Family Endeavors Inc. dba Endeavors General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Family Endeavors Inc. dba Endeavors Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Renewed Fort Bend County General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Foundation Communities Inc General Assistance Supportive Services
Renewed Galveston County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed Goodwill Central Texas General Assistance Supportive Services
Renewed Grace After Fire General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Grace After Fire Veteran Mental Health Peer Support Services
Renewed Habitat for Humanity of Greater Garland, Inc Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Renewed Habitat for Humanity of Smith County Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Renewed Hays County Veteran County Svc Office Financial Assistance
Renewed Hays County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed Hidalgo County Veteran County Svc Office Financial Assistance
Renewed Hidalgo County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed HOTRMHMR Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Renewed Houston Area Urban League General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Interfaith Action of Central Texas Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Renewed Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston General Assistance Supportive Services
Renewed Katy Christian Ministries General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Liberty County Veteran County Svc Office Financial Assistance
Renewed Marriage Management Consultants Veteran Mental Health Peer Support Services
Renewed McLennan County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed Meals on Wheels Central Texas Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Renewed Meals on Wheels Montgomery County General Assistance Supportive Services
Renewed Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County General Assistance Supportive Services
Renewed Montgomery County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Renewed Nueces County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed Operation FINALLY HOME Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Renewed Operation Homefront, Inc. General Assistance Supportive Services
Renewed Panhandle Community Services Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Renewed Project Amistad General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Project Amistad Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Renewed Project MEND General Assistance Supportive Services
Renewed Refuge Services, Inc Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Renewed Rock, Ride on Center for Kids Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Renewed Rolling Plains Management Corporation Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Renewed Sabine Valley Regional MHMR Center Veteran Mental Health Peer Support Services
Renewed Samaritan Center for Counseling and Pastoral Care Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Renewed San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry (SAMMinistries) General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Santa Maria Hostel, Inc. Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Renewed SPAN, Inc. General Assistance Transportation Programs & Svcs
Renewed Tarrant County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed The Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity Housing 4 TX Heroes Home Modification
Renewed The Presbyterian Night Shelter of Tarrant County General Assistance Homeless Veterans Support
Renewed The Salvation Army – Corpus Christi General Assistance Homeless Veterans Support
Renewed The Salvation Army – El Paso General Assistance Homeless Veterans Support
Renewed The Salvation Army – Grayson County General Assistance Supportive Services
Renewed The Salvation Army – Waco General Assistance Homeless Veterans Support
Renewed Travis County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed Tropical Texas Behavioral Health General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Tropical Texas Behavioral Health Veteran Mental Health Peer Support Services
Renewed United Way of Denton County General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Val Verde County Veteran County Svc Office Transportation Programs & Svcs
Renewed Veterans Center of North Texas General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Volunteers of America Texas General Assistance Financial Assistance
Renewed Volunteers of America Texas Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Renewed Webb County Veteran County Svc Office Transportation Programs & Svcs
Renewed Webb County 406th District Court Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court
Renewed West Texas Counseling & Guidance Veteran Mental Health Clinical Counseling
Renewed Willacy County Veteran County Svc Office Financial Assistance
Renewed Williamson County Veteran Treatment Court Veteran Treatment Court