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AI-12690 2.M.       
Meeting Date: 11/04/2020  
Veterans Treatment Court Grant
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Authorize the submission of a grant application to the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance for Veterans Treatment Court Grant.
BACKGROUND
The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA or “Fund”) was created in the 79th Legislature, and codified in the Texas Government Code § 434.017, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance and the Texas Administrative Code § 460, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Program.  The 83rd Legislature established the Veterans Treatment Court (then called Veterans Court) as defined in Title 2. Subtitle K. Chapter 124 of the Texas Government Code.  During the 84th Legislature, the General Appropriations Act appropriated funds to the Texas Veterans Commission for a Veterans Treatment Court Grant.  The Fund is composed of money deposited under Government Code §§ 466.027 and 466.408 for proceeds from a Texas Lottery Commission Veterans’ Assistance game, Texas Transportation Code § 502.1746 for donations from vehicle registration and drivers’ license renewals, Government Code § 411.1741 for donations from License to Carry renewals, Parks and Wildlife Code §12.07 for donations from hunting and fishing license renewals, gifts and grants contributed to the Fund, and the earnings of the Fund.  The Texas Veterans Commission oversees all rules governing the awarding of grants from the FVA.

The Texas Veterans Commission is authorized to use funds appropriated to the FVA to administer the Fund and make reimbursement grants to address the needs of Veterans.  The Veterans Treatment Court Grant Program provides reimbursement grants to eligible units of local government to assist Texas Veterans and their families in obtaining services through Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) programs established under Texas Government Code § 124.001-.006.
DISCUSSION
The 105th District Court would like to apply for this grant opportunity to expand and improve upon the services of the current Veterans Treatment Court.  The application will be for $300,000 and there is no cash match for this grant. The applications are due November 5th 2020.

Budget Information
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Account Code(s) for Available Funds
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