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Pack some patience & get the compensation deserved

“We pride ourselves in getting our veterans the compensation that they deserve, but it is a nice feeling when we overcome a previous denial, or we are able to get DIC (Dependency and Indemnity Compensation) approval for a widow whose spouse never filed a claim through the VA,” said Ruben Gonzalez, Chief, Medina County Veteran Services. “The highest backpay we have gotten on a claim has been $360K. Our team, Brian, Garry and I, are standing by to assist our ...

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Faith & Allegiance Initiative prepares for statewide expansion

“Just as those who served in uniform swore to bear true Faith and Allegiance to our Nation, the Faith and Allegiance Initiative, founded by John Wilson, seeks to encourage community and faith-based partners to bear true faith and allegiance by offering a hand,” said Dr. Blake Harris, Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veterans Mental Health Department (VMHD) Director.

Pictured from left are Dr. Blake Harris, TVC VMHD Director; and John Wilson, Community and Faith-Based Coordinator TVC VMHD.

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Over $1 million in grants presented to 6 East Texas veteran service organizations

AUSTIN, TX – On September 8, 2021,  the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented over $1 million in grants to six organizations in east Texas for providing services to approximately 5,400 veterans.

The grant recipients and their services include:

General Assistance Grants

Ark-Tex Council of Governments – one grant for $5,000 to fund transportation services for veterans in Lamar County.

Community Services of Northeast Texas, Inc. – one grant for $300,000 to fund financial assistance for veterans, dependents, and surviving ...

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Over $7.6 million in grants presented to 27 north Texas veteran service organizations

On September 7, 2021, the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented over $7.6 million in grants to 27 organizations in north Texas for providing services to over 4,000 veterans.

The grant recipients and their services include:

General Assistance Grants

Achieve (Citizens Development Center) – one grant for $200,000 to fund employment support services for veterans in seven counties.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star – one grant for $100,000 to fund supportive services for veteran dependents in 18 counties around ...

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Over $2.5 million in grants presented to 7 veteran service organizations in Abilene, Concho Valley & Panhandle area

On September 2, 2021; the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented over $2.5 million in grants to seven organizations for providing services to over 1,200 veterans in and around Abilene, Concho Valley and the Panhandle area.

The grant recipients and their services include:

Concho Valley Center for Human Advancement – one General Assistance grant for $300,000 to fund financial assistance services for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in a seven counties.
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Cornerstone Community Action Agency (Central Texas ...

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$1.6 million in grants presented to 5 El Paso area veteran service organizations

On September 1, 2021, the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented $1.6 million in grants to five organizations for services provided directly to veterans in El Paso and surrounding counties. The grants will fund services for approximately 1,700 veterans.

The grant recipients and their services include:

General Assistance Grants:

El Paso County Veteran County Service Office – one grant for $300,000 to fund financial assistance services for veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses in El Paso County.

Salvation Army – El ...

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Over $3 million in grants presented to 12 San Antonio area veteran service organizations

AUSTIN, TX – On August 27, 2021; the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented $3,025,000 in grants to 12 organizations for providing services to approximately 5,000 San Antonio area veterans.

These FVA grants support a wide range of services for veterans in this area including housing, financial aid, transportation and mental health.

The grant recipients and their services include:

Alamo Area Council of Governments – two grants for a total of $600,000; this includes:

  • one $300,000 General Assistance grant to ...
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Over $3.9 million in grants presented to 13 veteran service organizations in Rio Grande Valley & South Texas

AUSTIN, TX – On August 24, 2021; the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented $3,975,000 in grants to 13 organizations for services provided directly to veterans in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. The grants will fund services for approximately 3,200 veterans.

Watch TVC Chairwoman Laura Koerner discuss the grants and thank grantees for their support of Texas veterans on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/texasveteranscommission/videos/1218848948588772

Or on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4o75W1OquI

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Texas shines nationally with Veteran Employment Services

The Disabled American Veterans’ (DAV) honored Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Employment Services’ Lee Ware as DAV’s 2021 Outstanding Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) and Tremayne “Trey” Hubbard as DAV 2021 Outstanding Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP). Both Ware and Hubbard were awarded at the DAV’s National and state level in their respective categories. The National awards were presented August 2, 2021 at the DAV National Convention in Tampa, Florida and state level awards were presented in June in Corpus ...

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Homeless veteran finds a way out with Goodwill and Fund for Veterans’ Assistance

“When I met my client William, he was homeless and living in his truck with his dog,” read the report from Kelley Harrell of Goodwill Central Texas. “He told me his story.  It was full of details of how he ended up homeless and his struggle to get out of that situation. He needed assistance with housing to help him move forward.  William quickly collected all the necessary documents for our Intake Team and was enrolled in our Veterans Support ...

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