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.
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A relationship that is WoVeN

WoVeN (Women Veterans Network) is a nationwide organization, a network of women veterans that fosters connections and builds relationships in communities. The group has a close, mutually beneficial relationship with the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Women Veterans Program (WVP). Together, WoVeN and WVP have produced seminars and workshops covering a range women veteran topics.
The events, such as townhalls and connecting with peers, have gleaned information on unmet needs and the priorities of issues.
“Some of those topics we can …

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In this patriotic county, everyone supports veterans

Mills County Veterans County Service Officer (VCSO) Craig Wright is a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in Vietnam during 1964-1966. “I served on a destroyer, the USS O’Bannon DD450 during that time,” said Wright.
“This is a small but very patriotic county, and everyone supports our veterans. I work on anything associated with claims for veterans, as well as assistance with finding living quarters for needy veterans as the situation may arise.”
Wright said one of his biggest accomplishments was …

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Veterans sought for VA SERVE workshops

Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND)  are sought for participation in VA SERVE (Support & Education for Returning Veterans) workshops. Compensation for participating is provided.
An upcoming one-day workshop will be conducted by the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center & Baylor College of Medicine.
The goals of this program are:

To better understand the experiences of returning Veterans
To Improve services for returning Veterans
To provide practical and innovative …

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Social Impact Business Bootcamp a success, next Google My Business

The value of social innovation and being a responsible and conscious business was the focus the recently completed the Social Impact Business Bootcamp, sponsored by the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Entrepreneur Program (VEP). “I always knew that I wanted to use the business to help women in other countries, but now I have a plan to follow, and I have a better method for achieving that goal,” said a participant. Successfully completing the rigorous 4-week business training were veteran …

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First statewide American Legion career fair a model for success

The American Legion, Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) partnered to present a statewide, virtual career fair on September 15, 2020. The event turned out bigger than expected, featuring more than 220 companies and attracting approximately 780 job seekers.
“It was recognized at American Legion national level and has become model for American Legions in other states. Other states are now contacting our American Legion about how we produced and promoted the event,” said Jim Martin, TVC …

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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 us …

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2021-22 Grant Application Eligibility for Current (2020-21) TVC Grantees

The list of 115 current 2020-2021 TVC grantees (below) are not eligible to apply for the same grant program or service category in 2021-22. See page 18 of the Request for Applications (RFA) document, paragraph G, item 6.

Grant Program
Organization
Service Category

1
H4TXH
Alamo Area Council of Governments
Home Modification Assistance

2
GA
Alamo Area Council of Governments
Transportation

3
VMH
Armstrong Community Music School
Non-Clinical Support Services
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The VA 2020 Virtual Economic Investment Initiative features the Texas Veterans Commission

The VA 2020 Virtual Economic Investment Initiative (EII) for San Antonio will be held on September 24th and 25th. The event is produced by the VA Office of Transition and Economic Development to connect large veteran and transitioning military populations of specific geographic regions with benefits, services, and employment opportunities. The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) is participating in the EII including TVC Chairwoman Laura Koerner being a panelist at the event’s town hall session. Additionally, TVC representatives will be on …

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Chairwoman Koerner meets with Joint Base San Antonio Transition Alliance

The Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Transition Alliance is a network of organizations that assist the transition of service members from active duty. Representing the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) at the JBSA Transition Alliance’s meeting on August 18, 2020 was TVC Chairwoman and Navy veteran Laura Koerner. At the meeting, Koerner noted the highly competitive job market and encouraged that veterans should be connected with TVC Employment Services to hone job searching skills and to connect with employers. Additionally, she …

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