Archive for August, 2020

The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Announcement of the Release of the Grant Program’ Request for Applications for the 2021 – 2022 Grant Period

Visit the Apply Home page for more information on applying for this funding opportunity. Read the 2021-2022 Request for Applications text here.

This post was originally published on the Texas Register.

The Texas Veterans Commission (“TVC”) announces September 5, 2020, as its posting and release date of the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (“FV”) Request for Applications (“RF”) for the 2021-2022 grant cycle. The deadline to submit all applications is November 5, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (CDST).

Through its forthcoming RFA, FVA is ...

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Claims helps a WWII combat veteran’s disability rating & secures needed documents

Assisting a WWII combat veteran in the Rio Grand Valley with his disability rating and helping a Bryan-College Station veteran in urgent need of VA documentation are ways the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Claims put their teamwork and resourcefulness to work in July. Further, Texas Senator Jose Menedez congratulated and thanked the Claims Southwest District for their service to thousands of veterans in the San Antonio area.

The WWII veteran from the Rio Grande Valley, age 102 and decorated with a ...

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Big ideas, start-ups, small businesses & social impact highlight upcoming Entrepreneur academies

The Big Ideas & Start-ups Entrepreneurship Academy, Small Business Academy and Social Impact Bootcamp are free, virtual, multi-week courses beginning August 24, 2020. Those interested must choose the course that best fits them and class size is limited. The courses are popular and Social Impact Bootcamp has already filled. They are sponsored by the Texas Veterans Commission Veteran Entrepreneur Program and are lead by business professionals. The instruction courses are four to six weeks in length.

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Getting out gets Rusk County Veterans Services Officer in touch with veterans and their families

When it comes to helping veterans and their families get the benefits they’ve earned, Rusk County Veterans Services Officer Leo Gonzalez assists them wherever he can; either at his office in Henderson, going to their homes, visiting assisted living facilities or getting them where they need to be.

“I offer veterans, widows, and dependents help with filing of claims, healthcare, education, and military record requests. I will meet them at their homes, or at their nursing homes, if they are not ...

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Texans earn American Legion National Employer Awards

The 2019 American Legion National Employer Awards recognized Katasha Gray as Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP) of the Year. Gray, a Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Career Advisor, was recognized last month by the America Legion’s state level employer award and has now gone on to be their national best. Congratulations Katasha!

Gray is assigned to the Resource Connection American Job Center ...

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Unemployed for years, veteran gets job assist from Veterans Career Advisor Wyatt

Veteran Kristen Wahl left a job as a Security Manager for US Navy Submarines in Washington D.C. and moved to Texas with her husband. “I thought when I got to my new home state, I would have no problem finding employment,” said Wahl. About five years later, she was still looking for a job.

“I submitted hundreds of applications. I went to every career fair I could register for. I was on every job search site and veterans’ site there was. ...

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NIXT networks Employment, other organizations for better veteran service

Networking Informational eXchange/Training (NIXT) is how veteran services providers are collaborating and sharing knowledge to improve veteran services in south Texas. NIXT is a weekly meeting of the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) South Texas District Employment team to which other organizations and TVC programs are invited to present information. This creates a network between all participants and keeps the Employment team informed on directing veterans for various services beyond Employment. Recent NIXT participants include Texas Veterans Network (TX Serves), San ...

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VA Veteran of the Day honors four Texas Veterans Commission employees in July

Congratulations Kim Reid, Shawna Story (formerly Medina ), Sherry Byard and Tanya “Tee” Huling for being recognized as a VA Veteran of the Day during July. Congratulations all and well done!

Reid, Staff Services Officer for the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Employment Services North District, was honored on July 1, 2020. Reid provides support to a team of approximately 50 TVC Employment Services members including managers, supervisors and field staff. Listen to her talk about her transition from the military and ...

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