VA to award more than $400 million in grants to relieve veteran homelessness

In August, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will begin awarding more than $400 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program to 266 non-profit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Oct. 1, 2020.
In Texas, around 10 organizations are slated to receive these grants. These organizations range from Starcare in Lubbock to Career And Recovery Resources Inc. in Houston and the American GI …

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From Sleep Apnea to 100% disability rating, Claims gets veteran benefits earned

In July, a San Antonio veteran worked with Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Claims Benefits Advisor (CBA) Margaret Jowers on filing his obstructive sleep apnea as a secondary claim to already service connected PTSD.
In August, the veteran called Jowers to tell her the VA rating notification granted not only the obstructive sleep apnea as secondary claim to his service connected PTSD, they made him 100% Permanent and Total (P&T).
Jowers accomplished this working remotely within the health precautions required by …

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Caldwell County Veterans Service Officer expands services with Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant

Caldwell’s Veterans County Service Officer (VCSO) Dr. Al Dos Santos is offering more services to veterans with the help of a Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) grant awarded in July.
“With the award of a (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant, this office can now provide assistance with housing expenditures such as rent, utilities, transportation, food and legal documentation,” said Santos. “The main areas we work in in Caldwell is food and transportation. We have several that need transportation to clinics.”
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Veteran-Owned Business verification coming soon

Get ready to show your Veteran-Owned Business status. The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Entrepreneur Program plans to launch a Veteran-Owned Business (VOB) recognition this fall. The program will provide a VOB logo designation for display on businesses, web sites and marketing materials.
“Forming a business with an idea is the easy part. Understanding how to secure capital, develop a business plan, and operate a business is the difficult part. That changed once I started working with the Texas …

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The Texas Veterans Commission Joins the Texas Veterans Network

Texas is now the first state in the United States to offer veterans an interconnected network of services to help them transition into the civilian workforce after their service in the military.The Texas Veterans Commission is proud to be a part of the newly formed Texas Veterans Network. This is a network of organizations working together to bring much needed services to veterans and their families.
The partnership’s goal is for all federal, state, local government and nonprofit agencies to …

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2021-2022 Fund for Veterans Assistance Request For Applications

Download the Request For Applications as a PDF
Download the Program Requirements and Terms & Conditions as a PDF
Table of Contents
I. Purpose
II Grant Programs and Goals
A. General Assistance Grants and Service Categories
Employment Support
Financial Assistance
Homeless Veteran Support
Pro Bono Legal Services
Referral Services
Supportive Services
Transportation Programs & Services
B. Housing for Texas Heroes Grants
C. Veterans Mental Health Grants and Service Categories
Clinical Counseling
Peer Support Services
D. Veteran Treatment Court Grants
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The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Announcement of the Release of the Grant Program’ Request for Applications for the 2021 – 2022 Grant Period

Visit the Apply Home page for more information on applying for this funding opportunity. Read the 2021-2022 Request for Applications text here.
This post was originally published on the Texas Register.
The Texas Veterans Commission (“TVC”) announces September 5, 2020, as its posting and release date of the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (“FV”) Request for Applications (“RF”) for the 2021-2022 grant cycle. The deadline to submit all applications is November 5, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (CDST).
Through its forthcoming RFA, FVA is requesting …

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Claims helps a WWII combat veteran’s disability rating & secures needed documents

Assisting a WWII combat veteran in the Rio Grand Valley with his disability rating and helping a Bryan-College Station veteran in urgent need of VA documentation are ways the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Claims put their teamwork and resourcefulness to work in July. Further, Texas Senator Jose Menedez congratulated and thanked the Claims Southwest District for their service to thousands of veterans in the San Antonio area.
The WWII veteran from the Rio Grande Valley, age 102 and decorated with …

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Big ideas, start-ups, small businesses & social impact highlight upcoming Entrepreneur academies

The Big Ideas & Start-ups Entrepreneurship Academy, Small Business Academy and Social Impact Bootcamp are free, virtual, multi-week courses beginning August 24, 2020. Those interested must choose the course that best fits them and class size is limited. The courses are popular and Social Impact Bootcamp has already filled. They are sponsored by the Texas Veterans Commission Veteran Entrepreneur Program and are lead by business professionals. The instruction courses are four to six weeks in length.
Register for either the …

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Getting out gets Rusk County Veterans Services Officer in touch with veterans and their families

When it comes to helping veterans and their families get the benefits they’ve earned, Rusk County Veterans Services Officer Leo Gonzalez assists them wherever he can; either at his office in Henderson, going to their homes, visiting assisted living facilities or getting them where they need to be.
“I offer veterans, widows, and dependents help with filing of claims, healthcare, education, and military record requests. I will meet them at their homes, or at their nursing homes, if they are …

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