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News about Texas Veterans Commission’s Fund for Veterans’ Assistance and its grants to organizations serving veterans in Texas.

Free legal assistance for civil matters

Housing, family law, disability issues, estate planning & more are among free civil legal assistance available to eligible Texas veterans from Lone Star Legal Aid, Houston Volunteer Lawyers and Texas A & M School of Law – Family & Veterans Advocacy Clinic. These organizations are supported by grants from the Texas Veterans Commission’s Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.

Each organization offers its own variety of pro bono legal services and each serve various counties the state.

Lone Star Legal Aid serves multiple ...

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Watch formerly homeless veteran story; Houston Area Urban League, Texas Veterans Commission partner to reach veterans

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Vice-Chair Kevin Barber was the opening speaker for the Houston Area Urban League veteran outreach event “Operation Empowerment.”

Barber, an Army veteran, provided on overview of TVC services to veterans attending the virtual event, held December 8, 2020. Additionally, he commended the Houston Area Urban League for its overall community involvement and specifically for its Housing Support Program for veterans and for surviving spouses.

“This year, the Houston Area Urban League was awarded a $300,000 Fund for Veterans’ ...

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Bexar County Veterans Treatment Court lauded by Chairwoman Koerner

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Chairwoman and Navy veteran Laura Koerner spoke at the Bexar County Veterans Treatment Court Graduation virtual event on December 14, 2020.

“This past year has been especially challenging. I thank you all for keeping veterans treatment court working through the pandemic and within health precautions,” said Koerner. “COVID has caused the court to change from in-person counseling and functions. The pandemic may add more mental stress to an already rigorous program. I applaud you all, the members ...

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Fund for Veterans’ Assistance presents over $30.7 million in grants to 109 organizations across Texas

AUSTIN, TX – On November 9-13, 2020; the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented more than $30.7 million in grants to 109 organizations across Texas. These funds are providing assistance to more than 33,400 veterans and their families.

The grants are awarded to nonprofits and government agencies which provide direct services to veterans. The grants support a wide range of services from financial to transportation, legal services to family support services and home modification to rental and ...

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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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Caldwell County Veterans Service Officer expands services with Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant

Caldwell’s Veterans County Service Officer (VCSO) Dr. Al Dos Santos is offering more services to veterans with the help of a Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) grant awarded in July.

“With the award of a (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant, this office can now provide assistance with housing expenditures such as rent, utilities, transportation, food and legal documentation,” said Santos. “The main areas we work in in Caldwell is food and transportation. We have several that need transportation to clinics.”

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NPower expands tuition free tech career training to veterans statewide

NPower helps launch digital careers for military veterans from under-served communities and veteran spouses. Their digital and technology careers training is tuition free for qualifying veterans. Since 2013, NPower has served north Texas. Now via their new virtual program delivery, NPower expands its career training opportunities across Texas. Find out if you qualify for free technology and professional skills training, visit www.npower.org .

Upcoming opportunities include Tech Fundamentals in September 2020 and for NPower alumnus a Cybersecurity Career ...

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$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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Assistance Available to Veterans from Local Organizations

Assistance ranging from financial to housing & more available to veterans from local organizations

The Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans Assistance (FVA) awards annual grants to non-profit organizations and local governments who provide a wide range of assistance to veterans and their families ranging from financial to transportation, legal services to family support services and home modification to rental and mortgage assistance. To find services available in your area, click on FVA. Continue Reading

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Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Hears From Over 100 Grant Applicants

The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) Advisory Committee met in January 2020 to hear grant funding proposals from more than 100 organizations. As part of their proposal, each organization described the services they provide to veterans and how many veterans they hope to serve. Eligible applicants are comprised of non-profits or government agencies. Approximately $28.3 million is expected to be available to fund 2020-2021 grants.

Grant applications for 2020-2021 funding were due on October 25, 2019, and are to be awarded ...

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