4. B. 1.
Commissioners Court - Regular
Veterans grant application
Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Discuss and consider authorizing the submission of a grant application for the 2017-2018 General Assistance grant made available through the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Grant Program.
The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) has a Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) grant program. The Texas Legislature created the FVA to provide grants to address the needs of veterans, their families, and survivors and to enhance veterans’ assistance programs, including veterans’ representation and counseling. The FVA receives funding from generous individual and corporation donations, the Texas Veteran’s lottery scratch-off game, directed contributions from the State Employee Charitable Campaign, and donations from motor vehicle registrations.
On February 1, 2012, the Commissioners Court accepted a grant award from the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance in the amount of $150,000. The objective of the grant project was to provide limited emergency assistance for veterans and their families. The project was a collaboration of several County departments: Social Services, Veterans Services, Grants Administration, and the Auditor’s Office.
On June 18, 2014, the Commissioners Court accepted a second grant award in the amount of $125,000. On July 22, 2015, the Court ratified the acceptance of a third grant award also in the amount of $125,000. A fourth grant award was accepted on July 13, 2016.
The Texas Veterans Commission announced that applications are being accepted for the 2017-2018 Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant program. Previous grantees are encouraged to apply for continued funding for the current program. The previous projects were successful in assisting about 1,100 veterans and their families in their time of financial need and the current project has been even more successful.
Grant applications are due on October 27, 2016. The application will total $125,000. No cash match is required for these funds. The grant, if awarded, will begin on July 1, 2017 and end on June 30, 2018.
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