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Housing For Texas Heroes Grant

Grants to Texas Nonprofits and Agencies to Help
Low-Income Veterans Obtain or Repair Housing

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Texas Veterans Commission - Fund for Veterans' Assistance (FVA)

Deadline Date:

10/25/19 5:00 PM Central Standard Time

Description:

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Grants starting at $5,000 to Texas nonprofit organizations and government agencies to help low-income veterans and their families obtain, improve, and maintain housing. Priority will be given to programs that provide assistance in home modification.

The Texas Veterans Commission is authorized to use funds appropriated to the FVA to administer
the Fund and make reimbursement grants to address the needs of Veterans and their families. Such
needs include the following service categories:

  • Assistance to families of Veterans at Texas medical facilities: Temporary housing assistance to families of Veterans who are undergoing long-term treatment at a medical facility in Texas.
  • Home Modification Assistance: Modification, repair, and weatherization projects can include walkways, ramps, doors, windows, flooring materials, sliding doors, handrails and grab bars, or bathroom modifications. Please note that the maximum amount H4TXH funding for home modification assistance per Veteran household is $15,000. Grantees may utilize other revenue streams in addition to H4TXH funding to fund additional projects on a home modification.
  • Homeless Veterans Support Programs: Shelter programs, transitional living, temporary housing, rapid re-housing programs.
  • Veteran Homelessness Prevention Programs: At-risk homeless prevention, long-term rental assistance, case management, wrap-around services.

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) established the following priorities to provide guidance to the FVA Advisory Committee in developing funding recommendations and for the Commission in making grant awards. These priorities are:

  • Service Categories: Priority will be given to Home Modification Assistance
  • Geographic Distribution: The FVA Advisory Committee will develop recommendations that will ensure widespread distribution of grants across the state.
  • Diversity of Services in Geographic Areas: The Commission encourages a diversity of services provided within geographic regions.
  • Outstanding Grant Applications: Priority will be given to outstanding-rated grant applications.
  • Full Funding: The FVA Advisory Committee will recommend fully funding grant requests, whenever possible.

The above priorities will be used in the funding recommendations made for this grant.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164526

Number of Grants:

The number of awards will be dependent upon the FVA grant amounts awarded to Eligible Applicants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible Applicants are encouraged to request a specific funding amount from the options below:
- $5,000
- $15,000
- $20,000
- $30,000
- $50,000
- $75,000
- $100,000
- $150,000
- $200,000
- $250,000
- $300,000
- $400,000
- $500,000

Term of Contract:

Grants awarded under this RFA will begin on July 1, 2020 and end on June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- Units of local government
- IRS Code 501(c)(19) posts or organizations of past or present members of the Armed Forces
- IRS Code 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organizations authorized to do business in Texas
- Texas chapters of IRS Code 501(c)(4) Veterans service organizations
- Nonprofit organizations authorized to do business in Texas with experience providing services to Veterans

Ineligible applicants:
- Individuals
- 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: https://www.tvc.texas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1-2020-21-H4TXH-RFA-Approved.pdf#page=13.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 5:00 PM Central Standard Time, October 25, 2019.

The FVA Advisory Committee will convene in Austin, Texas in January 2020 for a public presentation of the Proposed Projects by Applicants. Following that public presentation, the FVA Advisory Committee will convene in Austin, Texas in March 2020 to make the award recommendations. Additional information on this meeting will be available and shared at a later date. 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 2020 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

Organizations will only be awarded one FVA H4TXH grant during this cycle. An organization may not have overlapping or concurrent FVA H4TXH.

Webinar Presentation: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/943404467396451848
RPF Information: https://www.tvc.texas.gov/2020-2021-h4txh-rfa/
Terms and Conditions: https://www.tvc.texas.gov/fva-grant-program-requirements-terms-and-conditions/

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: http://tvcportal.force.com/

All questions pertaining to this RFA must be submitted to rfaquestions@tvc.texas.gov with “2020-21 H4TXH Question” in the subject line of the email. Responses will be posted on the TVC GovGrants portal FAQs tab.

Texas Veterans Commission
P.O. Box 12277
Austin
TX 78711-2277
info@tvc.texas.gov

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