General Assistance Grants

Awarded veterans service programs address the critical needs of Texas veterans and their families who demonstrate financial need. Service categories include:

Employment Support

Resources that support veterans to prepare for, secure, and maintain employment.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance that is temporary in nature, such as childcare, transportation assistance, or one-time utility or rental payments. Services are intended to provide financial relief to beneficiaries who can demonstrate financial need.

Homeless Veterans Support

Supportive Services to address acute and chronic conditions underlying the veteran’s homeless status. Services include shelter programs, transitional housing (HUD/VASH), temporary housing, rapid re-housing programs, longer-term financial support for rent, utility payments & essential needs, social programs, meal services and food pantry, assistive technology, and other qualifying resources identified through case management.

Pro Bono Legal Services

Includes legal aid, legal clinics and other legal services for civil courts provided at no cost to veterans, active duty members of the United States Armed Forces, and members of the state military forces. Does not include criminal defense; justice-involved veterans may be eligible for grant-funded Veterans Treatment Courts instead.

Referral Services

Provide information and referrals to additional sources of veteran and veteran family support.

Supportive Services

Services, projects and activities that provide longer-term support for veterans and their families to enable stability and promote veteran family integration with the community.

Transportation Programs & Services

Transportation services for veteran beneficiaries in their local area, county or region. These services may provide transportation to/from medical, dental, mental health appointments, and transportation in support of basic needs (grocery stores, 24-hour care, community meetings, voting, court appearance, and tax offices).

Veteran Small Business Support (begins 2022-2023)

Services to stabilize or grow a veteran’s 100% veteran-owned business for the purpose of maintaining self-employment. Includes entrepreneurship and small-business training programs no longer than 5 months in duration for veteran entrepreneurs; tools, equipment, and software or other related business products valued under $2,000; referral to small business financial lenders; and other small-business related services. Veteran small business support beneficiaries must be operating the business as a 100% veteran-owned business as verified by the Texas Veterans Commission. Does not include direct financial support of the veteran-owned business, cash, or cash equivalents.

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For Veterans, Dependents, and Surviving Spouses

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

 

Organization Grants Awarded Yearly

The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance administers the Commission’s General Assistance grants to local governments, non-profits, and veterans service organizations. The Fund (or FVA) does not award funding directly to individuals or families.

Organizations interested in funding an existing or proposed veterans’ service program with a grant from TVC should attend the Request For Applications webinar on September 27, 2022.

2023-24 Grant Cycle: Request For Applications Webinar

Time: September 27 @ 10:00 am – September 27 @ 11:30 am

Texas Veterans Commission staff will present an overview of funding opportunities, grant restrictions, and Electronic Grant Management System changes for potential grant applicants, including changes to 2023-24 Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant opportunities, and a timeline for 2023-24 Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant application review and awards process.

 

Pre-Register To Attend: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7750587632623592199