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AI- 6424   4. D. 1.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 07/22/2015  
Notice of Grant Award from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Ratify the execution of a Notice of Grant Award from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance General Assistance Grant Program; receive presentation of informational video in relation to the grant award from the Texas Veterans Commission.
BACKGROUND
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: Human Services, Veterans Services, and Grants Administration.

On June 18, 2014, the Commissioners Court accepted a second grant award in the amount of $125,000.
DISCUSSION
On January 7, 2015, the Commissioners Court authorized the submission of a grant application for the Series XV-B Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant program. The previous two projects were extremely successful and all funds were expended for the most previous grant award.

The grant award is for $125,000. No cash match is required for these funds. The grant period began on July 1, 2015 and will end on June 30, 2016.

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

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Notice of Grant Award from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund

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