2019-2020 FVA General Assistance Grant Awards Announced

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

Awarded Organizations

Awards to the following 37 organizations will cover the grant period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. More details on these awards will be released in June:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star
Bring Everyone In The Zone, Inc.
Burnet County
Caritas of Waco
Catholic Charities of Central Texas
Center Point Inc.
Central Texas Opportunities, Inc.
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May 2019 Deadlines For FVA Grantees

May 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.

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Grant Management FAQ: Expectations for Grantees and Applicants

Q: What does the Fund for Veterans Assistance expect of me as an applicant or grantee? What is FVA’s responsibility to me?

A: FVA expects applicants and grantees will:

  • Know and follow the rules and regulations of the relevant RFA, and of the Texas Veterans Commission:
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Grant Management FAQ: What is a reimbursement grant?

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

Reimbursement Grant. The Grantee is required to finance its operations with its own working capital.  Grant payments will be made to reimburse the Grantee for actual expenditures made supported by adequate documentation.

Source:

  • 2018-2019 Request for Applications: Section II, “Definitions of Key Terms” All grants.
  • 2019-2020 Request for Applications: Section III, “Definitions of Key Terms” All grants.

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April 2019 FVA Deadlines For Grantees

April 15

  • All Grantees: Reimbursement requests for the month ending March 31, 2019 are due in GovGrants. All GovGrants users in the organization can view this Pending Task under Tasks > My Tasks > Pending.
  • All Grantees: Quarterly progress reports for January 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019 due in GovGrants. All GovGrants users in the organization can view this Pending Task under Tasks > My Tasks > Pending.
  • Amendments: Any grantee wishing to make changes to their current grant (scope, ...
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FVA Advisory Committee Recommendation Meeting Video Published

The FVA Advisory Committee met on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 to discuss and/or act on recommendations for awards in the 2019-2020 funding cycle. Committee members met in an open public meeting from Austin.

The video of that meeting have been posted here and on TVC’s YouTube channel.

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2018-2019 Housing 4 Texas Heroes Grant Request For Applications

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Published: August 21, 2017
Application Deadline: November 2, 2017, 5:00 PM

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.

Table of Contents

I. Purpose and ...

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2018-2019 General Assistance Grant Request For Applications

Published: August 21, 2017
Application Deadline: November 2, 2017, 5:00 PM

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.

Table of Contents

I. Purpose and Overview
II. Purpose of this Request for Applications

A. Term of this Grant
B. Total Amount Available and Number of Awards
C. Number of FVA Grants
D. Matching ...

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2018-2019 Veterans Mental Health Grant Request For Applications

Published: August 21, 2017
Application Deadline: November 2, 2017, 5:00 PM

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Purpose and Overview
  2. Purpose of this Request for Applications
    1. Term of this Grant
    2. Total Amount Available and Number of Awards
    3. Number of FVA Grants
    4. Matching Funds
  3. Definitions of Key Terms
  4. Program Guidelines
    1. Competitive Grant
    2. Reimbursement ...
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GovGrants FAQ: How To Edit Your Profile

Is your GovGrants profile up to date? The Fund for Veterans Assistance expects applicant and grantee organizations will keep their contact information current in the GovGrants grant management software.

But keeping your contact information current is more than just an administrative detail. All official notices for grantees and applicants, including Request For Application announcements, are sent to the contact emails listed in GovGrants. For example:

  • Applicants:
    • Grant applicants received invitations to the FVA Advisory Committee Presentations meeting at the primary signing authority email address ...
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