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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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Get the right compensation for your condition

“Anytime you have a service connected disability that has increased in severity you can apply for an increase in your evaluation providing that disability is not at the maximum percentage for that disability according to the rating schedule,” advises Phil Kraus, Claims Benefits Advisor (CBA) who heads up  the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Houston Regional Office “Strike Force”.

He also notes that if a new disability is created that is caused by a service connection condition, that new condition may be ...

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Over 1,290 veterans find jobs with TVC Employment Services

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Employment Services provided individualized career services to 2,369 veterans from July 2020 – June 2021. Of that, 1,294 found employment. Overall, throughout Texas, TVC’s Employment Services served 18,290 veterans in its past program year. This included job fairs, training and networking events.

“TVC’s Employment Services team plays a key role in getting Texas veterans and their family members employed, which in turn, strengthens the overall economy in Texas,” said Texas Veterans Commissioner and Air Force veteran Kimberlee ...

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Benefits differ, get reliable assistance

“Just because a buddy says he or she is getting a particular benefit does not mean you are going to be eligible for the same benefit. Everyone’s circumstances are going to be different,” said Michaelle Davis, Comal County Veteran Service Officer (VSO) and Air Force veteran. “The best advice I can give to anyone needing assistance or information about the VA and programs is get your information from a reliable source such as a VSO or the VA directly.”

Her team ...

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