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More than $1.8 Million in Grants to Nine East Texas Organizations for Veteran Services

On September 13, 2023, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented $1,840,000 in grants to nine organizations for providing services to approximately 1,840 East Texas veterans and their families.

The FVA grants awarded include:

  • Ark Tex Council of Governments: a $5,000 grant for financial assistance
  • Cass County: a $300,000 ...
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5th annual Austin Veteran Arts Festival (AVAFest) launches Oct. 14

The 5th annual Austin Veteran Arts Festival (AVAFest) is preparing launch on Oct. 14 and runs through Nov. 13. It features concerts, comedy, veteran art exhibits, dance and performing arts, book fair and festival, discussion groups and more. AVAfest also includes tournament including pickle ball and golf. The activites are hosted in various locations around central Texas with some having online and virtual participation. AVAFest is produced by the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel (VSPChannel). Discover it all at AVAFEST ...

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Good relations with VA streamlines Claims decision

VA Home Health Care sent the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) a request to contact a Vietnam era Army veteran in the lower Rio Grande Valley, who was receiving assistance from VA Home Health Care. The contact was requested as the veteran had not yet filed a VA disability compensation Claim and would need assistance to do so.

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Get new businesses verified as veteran owned to waive fees & taxes

The Texas Veterans Commission’s Veteran (TVC) Entrepreneur Program (VEP) teamed up with the Sam Austin Group for Black Business Week in San Antonio held July 31 and August 1, 2023. TVC’s Entrepreneur Program was there to provide Veteran Verification Letters (VVLs) on the spot for new veteran business owners before they visited the Sam Austin Group which provided free document completion and veteran owned business certification submissions to the Secretary of State. The Sam Austin Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran-owned ...

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See the Gulf Coast area organizations that received $6.9 Million in grants veteran services

On September 7, 2023, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented 31 grants totaling $6,990,000 in grants to 26 organizations for providing services to approximately 5,370 Gulf Coast area veterans and their families. The presentation was made by TVC Commissioner and Army veteran Kevin Barber at Houston – Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, 3303 Main St, Houston, Texas.

Commissioner Barber is shown at left in each of the photos below.

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Over $6.9 million in grants presented to 26 Gulf Coast area veteran service organizations

On September 7, 2023, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented 31 grants totaling $6,990,000 in grants to 26 organizations for providing services to approximately 5,370 Gulf Coast area veterans and their families. The presentation was made by TVC Commissioner and Army veteran Kevin Barber at Houston – Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, 3303 Main St, Houston, Texas.

The FVA Gulf Coast Region is a multicounty area ranging from Walker County in the north to Matagorda County ...

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Texas Veterans Commission Invites Citizens to Join the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Advisory Committee

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) is excited to announce an opportunity for citizens to actively participate in shaping the future of veteran support and services by joining the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Advisory Committee.

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This committee provides grant recommendations to the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) grant program. By working with community stakeholders and ...

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