Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant Program

The Texas Veterans and Family Alliance grant program was created to improve the quality of life of veterans and their families by supporting communities across the state to expand availability and access to mental health treatment and services. Funds are intended to be a catalyst for communities to develop and support sustainable partnerships, collaborative relationships, and coordinated service delivery systems that continue to operate after the life of a grant project.

Specifically, TV+FA grant funding is used to:

  • Expand the availability of clinical mental health services for veterans and their families
  • Increase access of clinical mental health services in innovative ways
  • Enhance mental health service delivery by changing systems through innovative approaches
  • Facilitate community partnerships to leverage resources and coordinate case manage service delivery

Services Provided

The TV+FA grant program primarily supports evidence-based behavioral health therapies and treatments, including the following types of services:

  • Individual, group, family, couples, and peer support services
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Suicide prevention initiatives

The program also supports secondary services directly related to a veteran or family member accessing evidence-based behavioral health services, including:

  • Childcare
  • Transportation
  • Navigation services
  • Military informed care training

Grantees and Program Performance

Agency staff utilize data-driven program performance measurement and reporting processes as a part of administering each matching grant program. Performance data for each grant-funded project is submitted quarterly by grantees. Agency staff collect and analyze this data to create and disseminate reports, such as annual report cards that lists current grantees:

Grantee Eligibility

Organizations eligible for TV+FA funding include local mental health authorities, local behavioral health authorities, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and governmental entities selected based on set criteria. Individual participants must be a veteran or their family member.

Match Requirements

TV+FA awards depend on matching funds, which can include cash or in-kind contributions from any person but must not include money from state or federal funds. The match must equal:

  • 100 percent of the grant amount if the TV+FA program is in a county with a population of 250,000 or more.
  • 50 percent of the grant amount if the TV+FA program is in a county with a population of less than 250,000 but equal to or more than 100,000.
  • 25 percent of the grant amount if the TV+FA program is in a county with a population of less than 100,000.

If the TV+FA program is in more than one county, the percentage is the grant amount needed for the largest county.

Legislative Statute and Enabling Legislation

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