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Hiring Red, White & You statewide job fair on November 5, prepare with workshops

The statewide Hiring Red, White & You job fair is scheduled for November 5, 2020 with multiple events being held through virtual platforms. By holding multiple, virtual job fairs across the state, Texas employers can more easily connect to highly qualified veteran job seekers.

Be prepared for this hiring event and the virtual environment by attending pre-event workshops

“The Texas Workforce Commission and The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) prepare veterans for the job fair by assisting them with applications, resumes, and interviewing techniques.  ...

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Home improvement in Amarillo, resources in Waco show FVA at work

Since 2009, the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance has distributed over $168 million in grants to organizations that profoundly impact the lives of Texas veterans and their families. When day-to-day needs overwhelm veteran families in the Lone Star State, FVA’s grantee organizations are there to bridge the gap. Assistance for veterans include financial, food, transportation, legal services, family support services, medical equipment, home modification, rental and mortgage assistance and more.

Need this kind of assistance or know someone that does? Find what’s ...

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A relationship that is WoVeN

WoVeN (Women Veterans Network) is a nationwide organization, a network of women veterans that fosters connections and builds relationships in communities. The group has a close, mutually beneficial relationship with the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Women Veterans Program (WVP). Together, WoVeN and WVP have produced seminars and workshops covering a range women veteran topics.

The events, such as townhalls and connecting with peers, have gleaned information on unmet needs and the priorities of issues.

“Some of those topics we can take ...

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In this patriotic county, everyone supports veterans

Mills County Veterans County Service Officer (VCSO) Craig Wright is a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in Vietnam during 1964-1966. “I served on a destroyer, the USS O’Bannon DD450 during that time,” said Wright.

“This is a small but very patriotic county, and everyone supports our veterans. I work on anything associated with claims for veterans, as well as assistance with finding living quarters for needy veterans as the situation may arise.”

Wright said one of his biggest accomplishments was helping a ...

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Veterans sought for VA SERVE workshops

Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND)  are sought for participation in VA SERVE (Support & Education for Returning Veterans) workshops. Compensation for participating is provided.

An upcoming one-day workshop will be conducted by the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center & Baylor College of Medicine.

The goals of this program are:

  • To better understand the experiences of returning Veterans
  • To Improve services for returning Veterans
  • To provide practical and innovative strategies to improve daily functioning

The workshops ...

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Social Impact Business Bootcamp a success, next Google My Business

The value of social innovation and being a responsible and conscious business was the focus the recently completed the Social Impact Business Bootcamp, sponsored by the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Entrepreneur Program (VEP). “I always knew that I wanted to use the business to help women in other countries, but now I have a plan to follow, and I have a better method for achieving that goal,” said a participant. Successfully completing the rigorous 4-week business training were veteran ...

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First statewide American Legion career fair a model for success

The American Legion, Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) partnered to present a statewide, virtual career fair on September 15, 2020. The event turned out bigger than expected, featuring more than 220 companies and attracting approximately 780 job seekers.

“It was recognized at American Legion national level and has become model for American Legions in other states. Other states are now contacting our American Legion about how we produced and promoted the event,” said Jim Martin, TVC Veterans ...

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Take the TVC Satisfaction Survey

Those who have used the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) services are invited to take the TVC Satisfaction Survey. Veterans, their family members, veteran service providers, businesses, non-profits and more are involved with the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) programs. This includes a wide range of services from employment to colleges and tech training schools, claims to health care, and agencies providing financial assistance to mental health servces. Whether you’re a veteran, a family member or a veteran service provider, tell ...

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2021-22 Grant Application Eligibility for Current (2020-21) TVC Grantees

The list of 115 current 2020-2021 TVC grantees (below) are not eligible to apply for the same grant program or service category in 2021-22. See page 18 of the Request for Applications (RFA) document, paragraph G, item 6.

Grant Program Organization Service Category
1 H4TXH Alamo Area Council of Governments Home Modification Assistance
2 GA Alamo Area Council of Governments Transportation
3 VMH Armstrong Community Music School Non-Clinical Support Services
4 VMH Baylor Scott & White Research Institute Clinical Counseling Services
5 VTC Bexar County Commissioners Court Felony Treatment Court
6 GA Bexar County Commissioners Court VCSO Financial Assistance
7 VTC Bexar County Misdemeanor Court Treatment ...
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