The Texas Veterans + Family Alliance (TV+FA) Grant Program was created to improve the quality of life of Texas veterans and their families by supporting local communities to expand the availability of, increase access to, and enhance the delivery of mental health treatment and supportive services.
TV+FA empowers Community Collaboratives to meet the mental health needs of veterans and their families across Texas. Program funds serve as a catalyst for Community Collaboratives to develop and sustain coordinated service delivery systems.
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
TV+FA seeks 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.
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.
To learn more about the TV+FA grant program, or to be added to an email distribution list about new funding opportunities , email email@example.com.
Prospective applicants may also visit the State of Texas grants webpage, HHSC’s Procurement and Contract Services webpage and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts webpage (keyword search: veterans) to search for open applications.