The Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant Program

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Texas Veterans + Family Alliance (TV+FA) was created because of Senate Bill 55 to improve the quality of life of Texas veterans and their families by Texas communities across the state to expand the availability of, increase access to, and enhance delivery of mental health treatment and services.

The TV+FA Grant Program empowers communities to identify and address mental health needs of veterans and family members. The grants help communities develop and support sustainable partnerships, collaborative relationships and coordinated mental health service delivery systems to operate after the life of the grant project period.

TV+FA provides grants to existing or developing community collaboratives. Community collaboratives must match state grant awards, demonstrating their commitment to address the mental health needs of veterans and family members, such as post-traumatic stress, depression, suicide prevention and other conditions.

 

 

TV+FA grants support a variety of clinical mental health and non-clinical essential support services for veterans and family members including but not limited to:

  • Evidence-based therapies and treatment
  • Individual, group, and family and couples peer support services
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Suicide prevention initiatives to help community members, veterans and their family members develop awareness and skills in recognizing, assisting and referring to mental health services
  • Support services essential to mental health services such as child care, emergency financial support, transportation and housing assistance
  • Navigation services such as case management and referral services

To date, there are three TV+FA grant phases: Phase I - Pilot Program, Phase II and Phase III.

Phase I - Pilot Program

In summer 2016, HHSC awarded five grants through the pilot phase of the grant program. The following pilot grantees served over 2,000 veterans and family members and collectively secured $1.1 million to match $1 million in state funding.

Phase II-A Grantees

In 2016, HHSC announced the award of thirteen grants through Phase II-A of the program. The following Phase II-A grantees served over 8,300 veterans and family members and collectively secured $6 million to match $6 million in state funding.

Phase II-B Grantees

In 2017, HHSC announced the award of thirteen grants through Phase II-B of the program. The following Phase II-B grantees are projected to serve over 9,100 veterans and family members and collectively secured $6 million to match $6 million in state funding.

Phase III Grantees

In 2018, HHSC announced the award of twenty grants through Phase III of the program. Phase III grantees are projected to serve nearly 20,000 veterans and family members and collectively secured $10 million to match $10 million in state funding.

Funding Opportunities

To learn more about the TV+FA grant program, or to be added to an email distribution list about new funding opportunities, email mentalhealthtx@hhsc.state.tx.us.

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.

Resources

Veterans and family members seeking assistance and services should contact service providers directly. Click on the name of the grantee above to access website information.

For more information on accessing behavioral health services in Texas, please visit https://MentalHealthTX.org.

To learn more about resources to veterans, visit the Texas Veterans Portal. For immediate assistance, please call 2-1-1 or (800) 252-VETS.

Veterans and family members can also access services on their smartphones through the Texas Veterans App. The app can be downloaded by using the search feature in Google Play, the App Store, or by visiting these links:

Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-8255
800-273-TALK

Find your local mental health authority or local behavioral health authority.

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