Commissioner Barber salutes Combined Arms’ third anniversary

Texas Veterans Commission Secretary and U.S. Army veteran Kevin Barber joined the celebration of Combined Arms’ third anniversary on January 24, 2020. Pictured at the Combined Arms anniversary event are from left Barber, CEO of Combined Arms John Boerstler and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who proclaimed it Combined Arms Day.
With its facility based in Houston, Combined Arms houses 72 agencies offering over 400 resources, including the Texas Veteran Commission (TVC). This umbrella of organizations provides assistance to the homeless, …

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Recent Webinars Posted for Grantees, VCSOs, Applicants

Webinars for Grantees

Acknowledging & Promoting Your Grant: Watch the video. Download slides.
Renewal Option for 2019-2020 GA & VTC *Required for current GA & VTC grantees*: Watch the 9/19 video. Watch the 9/20 video. Download slides.

Webinar for VCSOs

Grantwriting for VCSOs: Watch the video. Download slides.

Webinar for Applicants

2020-2021 Request for Applications: Watch the 8/22 video. Watch the 9/19 video. Download slides.

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Changes to List of Approved Beneficiary Eligibility Documents for 2019-2020 Grants

As part of the grantee’s original application, organizations specify what forms and records will be accepted as proof of the beneficiary’s veteran status. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance requires that your selections be from the following list of service documents (also known as eligibility documentation):

Veterans

Dependents

Surviving Spouses

DD-214 (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard)*
*Note: Form DD-214 is an official record of separation from …

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Request for Applications: 2020-21 Veterans Treatment Court Grant

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The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA or “Fund”) was created in the 79th Legislature, and codified in the Texas Government Code § 434.017, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance and the Texas Administrative Code § 460, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Program.  The 83rd Legislature established the Veterans Treatment Court (then called Veterans Court) as defined in Title 2. Subtitle K. Chapter 124 of the Texas Government Code.  During the 84th Legislature, the General Appropriations …

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Request for Applications: 2020-21 Veterans Mental Health Grant

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The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA or “Fund”) was created in the 79th Legislature, and codified in the Texas Government Code § 434.017, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance and the Texas Administrative Code § 460, Fund for Veterans Assistance Program.  The Fund is composed of money deposited under Government Code §§ 466.027 and 466.408 for proceeds from a Texas Lottery Commission Veterans’ Assistance game, Texas Transportation Code § 502.1746 for donations from vehicle …

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Request for Applications: 2020-21 Housing for Texas Heroes Grant

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The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA or “Fund”) was created in the 79th Legislature, and codified in the Texas Government Code § 434.017, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance and the Texas Administrative Code § 460, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Program. The Housing for Texas Heroes (H4TXH) grant program was established in 2011 during the 82nd Legislative Session.  During the Regular Session of the 85th Legislature, the TVC was appropriated General Revenue to support …

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Request for Applications: 2020-21 General Assistance Grant

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The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA or “Fund”) was created in the 79th Legislature, and codified in the Texas Government Code § 434.017, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance and the Texas Administrative Code § 460, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Program.  The Fund is composed of money deposited under Government Code §§ 466.027 and 466.408 for proceeds from a Texas Lottery Commission Veterans’ Assistance game, Texas Transportation Code § 502.1746 for donations from vehicle …

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2020-2021 FVA Grants: Budget Subcategories

Each budget category in FVA grants consists of subcategories, in order to assist staff and grantee in managing and reporting expenses.
The budget categories and subcategories are listed below. Additional details of what costs are allowable within each subcategory are listed in the right column.
Only costs listed are allowable costs within FVA grants. An applicant/grantee must have the subcategory/cost listed in the approved budget to be claimed. An explanation of the cost must be included in the budget narrative, …

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Award Process For 2020-2021 FVA Grants

Texas Veterans Commission’s Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (TVC FVA, or just FVA) awards competitive, reimbursement-based grants in a multi-step process involving an eligibility screening by staff, recommendations on funding awards by the FVA Advisory Committee, and a final vote to award funds by the Texas Veterans Commissioners.
Here’s what you need to know about the award process while you prepare to submit your application.
 
Step 1: Applications Submitted
August 24, 2019 – October 25, 2019
First, complete your application …

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8/7/2019: Technical Issues / Grantee Portal

Grantee Alert: GovGrants is experiencing known issues for active grantees as of August 7, 2019. These include:

Task for July Payment Reimbursement Request not appearing for some grantees;
Wrong Signing Authority name and/or title populating in the Notice of Grant Award for some grantees;
Grantee locked out of Final Closeout Report if user did not check the “Final” box before saving and submitting.

Staff has reported these issues to the software provider. Update expected soon.

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