Texans Feeding Texans - Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program

Texas Department of Agriculture

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $1,400,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 1, 2020

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Texas

Location of residency: Texas

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The Texans Feeding Texans Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program was established to help supplement and extend the applicants current home-delivered meal program for seniors and/or disabled Texans. 

County Role

Counties can bring TDA dollars to their communities by making qualifying grants to meal providers. County grants should be based on the county seniors as reported by the census: 2010 Census Numbers per County.

  • A grant equivalent to $0.25 per county senior as reported in the 2010 census qualifies meal providers for funds under the Program.   
  • County grants at rates less than $0.25 per county senior will qualify providers for correspondingly smaller TDA grants.

If a county has multiple meal providers, the individual county qualifying grants will be totaled to determine the County's overall participation level. 

Meal Provider Role

A nonprofit or governmental agency that delivers meals to homebound elderly (60 or older) or disabled individuals are eligible to apply for a grant through the Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program. In order for providers to qualify, they must:

  • Receive a grant from the county in which meals are delivered, documented through a signed county resolution form. 
  • Deliver meals during the previous fiscal year to homebound elderly (60 or older) or disabled individuals.
  • Complete a required application with accurate meal numbers.

Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Role

TDA staff will work with meal providers and their counties to ensure all qualified applicants receive funding. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Governmental and non-profit agencies are eligible for this grant program.
  • Expenditures should be directly related to the organization’s efforts to supplement and extend the organization’s home-delivered meals program.


  • Funds should NOT be used to supplant or replace other funding sources.
  • Examples of non-allowable expenditures include, but are not limited to, the following items or categories:
    • Out-of-state travel;
    • Alcohol;
    • Entertainment;
    • Fundraising;
    • Lobbying or other political expenses;
    • Charitable contributions;
    • Fines or penalties;
    • Capital assets valued at $5,000 or more;
    • Depreciation of capital assets;
    • Meal expenses specifically related to an employee’s travel;
    • Expenses not attributable to the grant period (e.g.: past due rent, taxes, etc.); and
    • In-kind or donated service