Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant Program
Funding services that help Texas Veterans & their families.
The Texas Veterans + Family Alliance was created by state Sen. Jane Nelson in the 2015 session to improve the quality of life of Texas veterans and their families. The grant supports local community efforts to expand the availability of, increase access to, and enhance the delivery of mental health treatment and supportive services.
"Not all wounds are visible, and the needs for our fighting men and women and their families are priority obligations for Texas. These programs will help those whose suffering continues after the fighting ends." - Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Charles Smith
TV+FA grants are awarded to community collaboratives to provide mental health services, coordinate supportive services such as transportation and child care, and support community collaboratives to be sustainable after funding ends. TV+FA grants support a wide range of clinical mental health and non-clinical supportive services for veterans and family members, including but not limited to:
- Evidence-based therapies and treatment
- Individual, group and family or couples peer-support services
- Individual and family counseling
- Treatment of substance use disorders
- Suicide prevention initiatives to help community members, veterans and family members develop awareness and skills in recognizing, assisting and referring to mental health services
- Navigation services such as case management and referrals
Grants Active 7/2018- 12/2019
|West Texas Counseling and Guidance||
Free counseling for veterans, their families and surviving spouses.
|West Texas Centers (NW)||
Regional MHMR: Hub for MVPN. Provides Mental Health Services, Counseling, Medications, and Coping Skills for Veterans, Military, and all who qualify financially.
|Veteran Spouse Resiliency Group (V-SRG)||
Offers online and in-person peer groups for Service Member & Veteran spouses & partners.
|Veteran Couples Connect (VCC)||
Offers 5 sessions of in-person counseling about PTSD for Service Member or Veteran Couples.
|The Montrose Center||
Community Center in Houston for LGBTQIA community. Offers mental & physical health services, job services, recovery and more.
|StarCare Specialty Health System||
TV+FA Grant Awardee
|Seton Behavioral Health Care - Veteran Restore Intensive Outpatient Program||
Free counseling and supportive therapy to veterand regardless of insurance.
|Recovery Resource Council - Enduring Families||
Free therapy for veterans and their families in a dedicated facility just for veterans.
|MVPN - The Green Zone - Andrews Center||
Serves Veterans, Vet Families, Surviving Spouses, Provides Mental Health Services- Counseling
|Heroes Night Out||
Meeting place for veterans and their families- hosting peer counseling, caregiver support groups, aide and referral to other help as needed
|Heart of Texas Region MHMR (Waco Area)||
Regional MHMR. Serves veterans, military, & all who qualify financially. Provides mental health services, counseling, medications, and coping skills
|Family Support Services of Amarillo - Veteran Resource Center||
One stop for military, veterans & family to receive counseling, attend peer support meetings, apply for other benefits and referrals to outside sources
|Equest - Hooves for Heroes||
Free equine assisted therapy and therapeutic horsemanship for honorably discharged veterans and their families.
|Endeavors, Inc. - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)||
Housing, case management, and homeless services for veterans across Texas. As of 2018-04-23, emergency financial aid is only for VASH clients.
Local Mental Health Authority. Serves veterans, military, & all who qualify financially. Provides mental health services, counseling, medications, and coping skills
Provides free mental health to veterans and their families through the TV+FA Grant.
|Easter Seals of Greater Houston||
Easter Seals of Greater Houston provides services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, other special needs, and disabled veterans. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our community.
|Easter Seals - Central Texas, Veterans' Services||
Counseling, Peer Support, and Career Guidance for the Greater Austin Area
|Bexar County Military and Veterans Services Center||
County VA claims specialist that files VA claims & resolves VA issues.
TV+FA grants seek to empower local communities to identify and address the mental health needs of veterans and family members. Grant funds are intended to drive communities to develop and support sustainable partnerships, collaborative relationships and coordinated service-delivery systems that continue to operate after the grant ends. For that reason, communities must match grant awards on a dollar-for-dollar basis through cash or in-kind goods, services and resources. This demonstrates their commitment to addressing mental health needs of veterans and family members such as post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
Eligibility Requirements / Applying for a Grant
Nonprofits and government organizations representing a community collaborative can apply for a TV+FA grant. Community collaboratives are encouraged to include representatives from local Veterans Affairs offices, the local mental health authority, the local Military Veteran Peer Network peer service coordinator, county veterans service officers, veterans service organizations and other nonprofit, faith-based and for-profit organizations.
Texas veterans and family members are the target populations for grant projects. Grantees can further define the population to be served by their project based on the unique unmet needs identified in their service area.
When available, TV+FA Grant opportunities are posted on the Texas eGrants Application website: https://txapps.texas.gov/tolapp/egrants/search.htm. Select "Health and Human Services Commission" for "Agency," "5. Statewide" for "Geographical Focus of Grant," and "33. Veterans' Services" for "Funding Activity Category." Optionally, you may toggle "Show Expired Postings?" to "Yes" to see past HHSC grant opportunities.
As of May 9. 2019, the instructions and forms for the TV+FA grant that closed on March 19th (Procurement Number HHS0003297) are available at: https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0003297/