Date: June 27, 2016
Contact: Bryan Black, 512-424-6951
AUSTIN – Texas is reaching out to community non-profits and local governments, announcing the availability of up to $20 million to help veterans and their families find the mental health services they need.
The Health and Human Services Commission will issue a Request for Applications for Phase II of the Texas Veterans + Family Alliance grant program. The program focuses on providing community collaboratives with grant funds to address the mental health needs of veterans and their families that are not currently being met.
"Not all wounds are visible, and the needs for our fighting men and women and their families are priority obligations for Texas," Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Charles Smith said. "These programs will help those whose suffering continues after the fighting ends."
The Texas Veterans + Family Alliance was created by state Sen. Jane Nelson in the 2015 session and has already awarded about $1 million in its first phase. The community programs must match the grant dollar-for-dollar, bringing together state, local organizations and the private sector to meet the specific needs of veterans in their communities.
Visit the Electronic State Business Daily website to find the application. Applications for the one-year grants are due Aug. 1.
For information regarding the Texas Veterans + Family Alliance grant program, please email MentalHealthTX@hhsc.state.tx.us. For questions regarding the RFA for the Phase II Texas Veterans + Family Alliance funding, please contact HHSC Procurement Project Manager Robert Sonnier at Robert.Sonnier@hhsc.state.tx.us.