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Military Veteran Peer Network serves over 41,500 veterans in 6 months

In just six months, September 2020 through February 2021, the Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) served 34,789 veterans or veteran family members; plus, MVPN engaged with 6,720 justice-involved veterans. Additionally, MVPN conducted 196 training events; and trained 642 Texans in Basic Military Cultural Competency Training and Suicide Prevention Training.

“The steadfast commitment of our Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) Peer Service Coordinators and Peer Volunteers to serving Texas service members, veterans, and their families during this unprecedented time is self-evident,” said ...

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Quick Reaction Force: Removing Barriers connects 870 with needed resources

Quick Reaction Force: Removing Barriers is a veterans benefits fair held virtually and quarterly in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. It connects veterans and their families with participating community-based service providers. Services include employment, education, health care, child care, tuition assistance, utility and housing assistance and mental well being counseling for veterans, their families and surviving spouses. At the event, organizations interact with attendees to provide eligibility criteria, answer questions and set appointments.

Participating community organizations and government agencies have included: ...

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Women Veterans Program Manager honored as Outstanding Woman in Texas Government

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Women Veterans Program Manager Dr. Krystle Matthews, Ed.D, HRD, has been honored as a 2020 Outstanding Woman in Texas Government by the Texas Governor’s Commission for Women. A letter from Governor Greg Abbott announcing the award cited Matthews’ community involvement at the Texas Veterans Commission as well as her dedication and service to the state and to Texans. The Governor publicly announced the award on April 7.

An Army veteran, Matthews supervises the TVC team of ...

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In El Paso, Employment’s Parrot volunteers in an advisory role with City

When Don Parrot saw an opening on the City of El Paso’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee, he saw it as an opportunity to collaborate on a larger scale to improve services for veterans.

“By serving in the community, TVC staff can have their finger on the pulse, of what is going on and what needs to happen,” said Parrot. “The committee provides me with insight into the issues that veterans face and there is so much knowledge on the committee. As ...

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SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance

Release Date: January 8, 2021 Contact: press_office@sba.gov; 202-270-3876
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SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw ...

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Increase your Veteran-Owned Business visibility

The Veteran-Owned Businesses recognition program of the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Entrepreneur Program launched October 26, 2020.

Veteran owned status is verified by the program. Once verified, the program will provide a VOB logo designation for display on businesses, web sites and marketing materials.

“Being recognized and verified as a Texas Veteran-Owned Business by TVC and displaying the Veteran-Owned Business logo will increase my business visibility within the State of Texas,” said veteran entrepreneur Risheem Muhammad, EDS Technologies LLC.

Get TVC recognized and ...

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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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CLOSED: Veterans Benefits Administration Regional Offices

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices will be closed to the public starting March 19. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the DEPT OF VA, VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION (VBA) has directed that VBA Public Contact Offices no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services.

For VA/VBA assistance please contact the VA call center at 1-800-827-1000 or email Jocelyn.LaMasters@va.gov. Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file a claim for benefits by visiting our website ...

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