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AI- 8842   3. N.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 10/11/2017  
Veterans Grant Amendment #1
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Ratify the execution of Amendment No. 1 to Notice of Grant Award FVA_17_0428 from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance General Assistance Grant Program.
BACKGROUND
The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) has a Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) grant program. 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, and Grants Administration.

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 for $125,000. On July 13, 2016, the Court ratified the acceptance of a fourth grant award for $125,000.
DISCUSSION
On July 26, 2017, the Commissioners Court accepted the fifth grant award for the 2017-2018 solicitation for the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant program.

Due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the Social Services Department saw several veterans that exceed the established income guidelines, but had an emergency need for rental and utility assistance. The County submitted an amendment request to TVC to revise the grant’s scope of work slightly to allow some leniency in the income guidelines previously set out. Amendment #1 was approved.

The grant amount remains at $150,000 with no match required. The grant period also remains the same (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018).

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Adjustment: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
1:
Fund Transfers

Attachments
Veterans Grant Amendment #1
Appd. App VA Grant

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