Archive for April, 2020

$880,788 in emergency funding grants approved for veteran services organizations

As of April 20, 2020, $880,788 in additional, emergency grant funding from the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans Assistance (FVA) has been approved to 16 organizations providing veterans services across the state. The additional funds are to assist with increased service demands brought on by the coronavirus/COVID-19 State of Emergency.

Organizations receiving the supplemental funding were previously approved to receive grants by the FVA in the current grant cycle. The FVA awards annual grants to non-profit organizations and local ...

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Business relief resources available for COVID-19 impact

Texas veteran business owners are facing multiple challenges as entrepreneurs brought on by the Coronavirus COVID-19 emergency. For business owners, resources are available to help provide relief to the impact caused by the state of emergency including the following.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing business guidance and loan resources. For more information click on SBA COVID-19 resources.

The Texas Women’s University Center for Women Entrepreneurs has launched the AssistHer COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant. The grant is to assist ...

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Claims assistance continues on, $280K+ in examples below

A Blue Water Navy Agent Orange compensation for a Kerrville area veteran and a correction on a form for a San Antonio area veteran highlight veterans’ Claims successes in March.

In Kerrville, Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Claims Benefits Advisor (CBA) Tammi Franklin’s work with a veteran on a Blue Water Navy claim resulted in the veteran being awarded $39,350 annually, plus $227,011 in retroactive compensation. The veteran previously had no claims benefits compensation.

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Travel with Trekking with TVC

Travel with Trekking with TVC to southeast Texas and meet Hilary Guest, an Army veteran and Jefferson County Veterans Service Officer. To serve the many veterans in his area, Guest and his team have offices in Beaumont and Port Arthur. They help veterans, their spouses and dependents file compensation claims, dependency claims, and more. Guest extends the invitation to “Come down and see what benefits you can get.” Watch the video, click VCSO.

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Congressman Hurd Recognizes El Paso Veteran Employment Assistance Food Drive

Texas Veterans Commission Employment Services helps beyond job-seeking skills and El Paso Veteran Employee Liaison Kevin Bowes and District Outreach Coordinator Don Parrotcoordinating with employers. In February, Special Congressional Recognition from the Office of Congressman Will Hurd was presented to El Paso Veteran Employee Liaison Kevin Bowes and District Outreach Coordinator Don Parrot, pictured from left to right. The recognition was for their efforts in ...

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