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Veterans Treatment Court Grant

Grants to Texas Local Units of Government to
Support Veterans Involved in the Justice System

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Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) - Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA)

Deadline Date:

11/05/20 5:00 PM Central Standard Time


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Grants to Texas local units of government for programs that enable veterans and their families to receive services that provide assistance in managing the judicial process and court system. Funding is intended to aid veterans in accessing the services available through the Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) program. Grants will support rehabilitation for justice-involved veterans to best prepare them for reintegration with their communities.

Grant funding for Veteran Treatment Courts can be applied to reimburse the following VTC program expenses:

  1. Substance abuse detection including, but not limited to: SCRAM, Breathalyzer, Urine/Blood tests, skin patches, ankle detection devices;
  2. Probation Officers;
  3. Bailiff (when providing services for the VTC);
  4. Program/Court Coordinator;
  5. Licensed Mental Health providers and/or counselors applying evidenced-based practices;
  6. Life Skills and Community Integration training programs;
  7. Financial Assistance for mortgage, rent, and utilities (electric, water, gas, garbage, internet, and cell phone service) for veterans while participating in the program (graduates of VTC programs serving extended probation periods not eligible);
  8. Transportation assistance (bus passes, ride-share & cab fare) while participating in the program;
  9. Substance Abuse Treatment (inpatient and outpatient);
  10. BIP/DV/Anger Management programs; and
  11. Other expenses that provide or support client services

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164525

Estimated Size of Grant:

For funding information, see Page 19 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents, below.

The grant will fund up to 4 court program members to attend the annual NADCP conference for staff training on best practices, and 4 court program members to attend the annual TASC conference.

Term of Contract:

Grant Funding Period: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are units of Local Government with a Veterans Treatment Court established under Texas Government Code § 124.001-.006.

Ineligible applicants:
- Individuals
- Nonprofit organizations
- 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.

Applicant organizations with contracts or agreements with the Texas Veterans Commission may be ineligible for Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant funding requested for Proposed Projects involving the same or similar services as those funded under the contract. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their submitted application discloses any such contract. The Proposed Project must be clearly and sufficiently differentiated in the application from any contracted services.

For prohibited uses of funds, see:

Pre-proposal Conference:

The 2021‐2022 Request for Applications webinar covers changes from previous years’ RFAs. Please view the recording for more information.

View the webinar here (registration required):

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 5:00 PM Austin Time, on November 5, 2020.

The FVA Advisory Committee will convene in January 2021 for a public presentation of the Proposed Projects by Applicants. Following that public presentation, the FVA Advisory Committee will convene in March 2021 to make the award recommendations. Additional information on these meetings (specific location and dates) will be available and shared when confirmed. The dates of these meetings are subject to change. Please check the FVA website for updated information.

The funding recommendations made by the FVA Advisory Committee will be presented to the Commission in May 2021 for the Commission’s award decision. Additional information on this meeting will be made available at a later date. The exact date of this meeting has not been set. Please check the FVA website for updated information.

While there is no mandated matching requirement, the FVA does expect Grantees to share in the operational cost of funded projects. Applicants are required to identify the anticipated funds they will use on the Proposed Project. Organization revenue, excluding FVA grants, will be reviewed with respect to the amount requested in the application


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Texas Veterans Commission
P.O. Box 12277
Austin, TX 78711-2277

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