About the FIC

NOTICE: Starting August 9, 2022, the Funding Alert will not be sent out due to staff and program changes. 
Check the website for future updates.


The Funding Information Center (FIC) was established in January 1990 to serve as a statewide clearinghouse for information on funding to support HIV/AIDS related programs. As mandated by the 1989 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Services Act (Texas Health and Safety Code, Title 2, Chapter 85, Section § 85.013 and § 85.014), the FIC researched and disseminated HIV/AIDS-related funding information to the Texas public. The Texas Legislature removed Section § 85.013 from the FIC mandate in April 2015. The FIC is part of the Department of State Health Services Office of Practice and Learning.  

The scope of FIC coverage has since expanded to include almost all public health interests and many social service issues. While HIV/AIDS is still a top priority, the Funding Information Center has recognized the need to provide funding information on all aspects of public health.

Since 1990, the FIC has helped Texas organizations secure at least $303.6 million in public and private funding to support public health-related programs and services.


The Funding Information Center is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to provide the following services and resources to clients.

Funding Alert - current awareness service disseminated through email. The alerts include the following items of interest:

  •   Funding News and Information
  •   Rules, Regulations & Notices
  •   Public Funding Opportunities
  •   Private Funding Opportunities
  •   Events/Grantsmanship class listings
  •   Funding Awards
  •   New Publications

Resource Library- a collection of books, videos, newsletters, and private funding databases covering the following topics:

  • Grantsmanship
  • Fund-raising
  • Nonprofit management
  • Program planning/development/evaluation
  • Public/private sources of funding

You may subscribe to the Funding Information Center Services including the Funding Alert with this online form - [Subscription Form] 

Email: fundctr@dshs.texas.gov

Mailing Address:
Funding Information Center, MC 1955
Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

Disclaimer: External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities.


Last updated August 17, 2022