Guide: Grant Contract Negotiation in GovGrants

FVA Staff has prepared a guide to help you complete contract negotiations in the GovGrants portal.

Negotiations are required to ensure the costs and services in your application are allowable, and to make any minor changes to the approved project that you have considered since the submission of the application.

The Grant Officer with FVA will Send Request for Negotiation to the grantee. Once initiated, the applicant will be ...

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Webinar: 2019-20 Awarded Grantee Training

Awards for the 2019-2020 grant year are about to begin. Do you know how to work with the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance? FVA staff conducted an Awarded Grantee webinar on Thursday, June 6th to introduce 2019-2020 grantees to their FVA grant awards.

This training covers:

  • FVA Staff (1:29)
  • Expectations (3:20)
  • Introduction To Your New FVA Grant (5:26)
  • Maintaining Your FVA Grant (10:15)
  • Compliance (14:05)
  • Communications (19:48)
  • GovGrants (30:56)
  • Next Trainings (42:02)
  • Questions (42:49)
  • Contact Information (1:00:40)

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FVA Grant Program Requirements & Terms and Conditions

Revised May 23, 2019

 

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) is firmly committed to the principal of fair and equal employment opportunities and the provision of services without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, or genetic information.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.

I.      Grant Memorialized in Notice of Grant Award.

II.      Order of Precedence.

III.       Conflicting RFA Language.

IV.       Notice

V.        Change of Principal Participants.

VI.    ...

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June 2019 Deadlines For FVA Grantees

June 15

  • All Grantees: Monthly reimbursement request due in GovGrants
  • Grantees not meeting benchmarks*: Monthly progress report due in GovGrants

*All grantees are expected to spend 70% of their award funds and serve 70% of their veterans by the end of the third quarter grant period. Grantees not meeting benchmarks were notified of these compliance issues by hard copy letter in mid-February 2019.

Featured Photo Background Source: The U.S. Army, “Green Light, Go!” on Flickr. ...

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Grant Application FAQ: VCSO Funding

All Requests for Application (RFAs) from the Fund for Veterans Assistance include a definition of VCSO Funding:

VCSO Funding. SB 1679 (85th Legislature) created a 5% set-aside for VCSO applications for FVA grants.  This funding is available for General Assistance, Housing for Texas Heroes, and Veterans Mental Health grant applications with the Veteran County Service Officer listed as the Project Coordinator.

Source:

  • 2018-2019 Request for Applications: Section ...
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Grantee Spotlight: Combat veterans receive financial lift with CLC Inc.’s COIN Project

Combat veteran M.T. Webb was encountering difficulty securing a job and the lack of employment was affecting his mental well being. That’s when the COIN (Combatants Overcoming Income Needs) Project helped Webb get back on his feet.

“Vets like me who have college degrees, but can’t secure work—we need that essential financial link that can get us over the hill until we can get on our feet again,” said Webb, a U.S. Army Medical Core/ U.S. Navy veteran of the Persian ...

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2019-2020 FVA Veterans County Service Officer Grant Awards Announced

The Texas Veterans Commission today is pleased to announce the names of organizations awarded Veterans County Service Officer grants by Commissioners in the 2019-2020 funding cycle.

Awarded Organizations

Awards to the following 3 organizations will cover the grant period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. More details on these awards will be released in June:

Cameron County
El Paso County
Harris County Community Services

See also:

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2019-2020 FVA Veterans Treatment Courts Grant Awards Announced

The Texas Veterans Commission today is pleased to announce the names of organizations awarded Veterans Treatment Court grants by Commissioners in the 2019-2020 funding cycle.

Awarded Organizations

Awards to the following 17 organizations will cover the grant period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. More details on these awards will be released in June:

Bell County
Bexar County Felony VTC
Bexar County Misdemeanor VTC
Brazoria County Veterans Court Program
City of Dallas
Collin County
Comal County
Dallas County Community Supervision ...

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2019-2020 FVA Veterans Mental Health Grant Awards Announced

The Texas Veterans Commission today is pleased to announce the names of organizations awarded Veterans Mental Health grants by Commissioners in the 2019-2020 funding cycle.

Awarded Organizations

Awards to the following 26 organizations will cover the grant period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. More details on these awards will be released in June:

22Kill
Armstrong Community Music School
Baylor Scott & White Research Institute
Bexar County Commissioners Court
Caritas of Austin
Cenikor Foundation
Center Point Inc.
Collin County
Dallas ...

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2019-2020 FVA Housing 4 Texas Heroes Grant Awards Announced

The Texas Veterans Commission today is pleased to announce the names of organizations awarded Housing 4 Texas Heroes grants by Commissioners in the 2019-2020 funding cycle.

Awarded Organizations

Awards to the following 19 organizations will cover the grant period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. More details on these awards will be released in June:

Alamo Area Council of Governments
Central Texas Opportunities, Inc.
City of Fort Worth
Community Action Corporation of South Texas
Easterseals Central Texas
Families In Crisis, ...

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