Texas Veterans + Family Alliance

About the Program

For years, Texas has been at the forefront of addressing the mental health needs of veterans and their families. This year, our state leaders and the Texas Legislature reaffirmed that commitment to those who served in uniform by passing Senate Bill 55. SB 55 creates a new and innovative grant program, Texas Veterans + Family Alliance, within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) for the purpose of supporting community mental health programs providing services and treatment to veterans and their families. It also directs HHSC to engage an administrator to help secure contributions to the grant program in an amount of money or other consideration at least equal in value to the $20 million appropriated for the current biennium (2016-2017).

The grant program will begin with a pilot phase where HHSC has committed at least $1 million in public funds for the pilot. HHSC also recently named the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) as administrator for the pilot phase of the grant program. MMHPI is committed to working with organizations to identify at least $1 million in matching funds that can contribute to support the mental health needs of veterans and military families in their communities.

Projects funded by the pilot grant program will be selected through a competitive statewide request for proposal process. The request for proposals will officially be released Fall 2015. The objective will be to award state funding to programs throughout Texas, with decisions on successful applicants for the pilot phase complete by early 2016.

Important Dates

RFP Release Date 12/22/2015
Vendor Conference 1/8/2016
Vendor Questions Due 1/11/2016
HHSC Posts Responses to Vendor Questions 1/15/2016
Proposals Due 1/22/2016
Deadline for Proposal Withdrawal 1/22/2016
Award Announcement 3/2/2016
Anticipated Contract Start Date 3/1/2016

News & Media

Help for Veterans More »

A New and Innovative Program to Care for our Veterans More »

Partnership Provides Mental Health Care for Texas Veterans More »

Texas Leaders Announce Texas Veterans + Family Alliance More »

Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute Named Administrator of Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Pilot Phase Grant Program More »

Vets Mental Health May Get Hike More »

Request for Proposals

Please visit the below link to download the Request for Proposals:


To be released soon