Commissioners announce 147 grants totaling over $33.4 million & serving over 32,500 veterans

The Texas Veterans Commission announced the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant recipients on May 13, 2021 during their FY21 3rd Quarter Commission Meeting.
For the upcoming grant period (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022), there were 147 grants awarded, totaling $33,430,000. This is the highest number of grants and funding awarded in the 11-year history of the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance programs. The 2021-2022 TVC grant recipients are projected to provide direct services to over 32,500 veterans, their dependents, …

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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 …

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Best Cities for Veterans to live includes 12 in Texas

In November, WalletHub ranked the 100 largest U.S. cities as to their favorable environments for veterans. The ranking utilized 20 key indicators of livability, affordability and veteran-friendliness. They range from share of military skill-related jobs to veteran income growth to availability of VA health facilities. A dozen Texas cities were in the ranking including: Austin, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Laredo, Plano, Arlington, Dallas, El Paso, Lubbock, Garland, Houston and Corpus Christi. See how they fared in WalletHub’s Best Cities for …

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Personal commitment expands service to Kimball veterans

Through his own personal effort and commitment, Donald Glover has increased the service of the Kimball County Veterans Office to daily service.
“For many years, this office was open 1/2 day a week. I volunteer enough time to keep it open at least four hours a day and have done so for last four years. It is the most fulfilling employment I have ever had,” said Glover, Kimball County Veterans Serivce Officer.
Further, Glover’s cell number is posted on his …

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LinkedIn MilCity provides casual career meet up group

Looking for a place to share experiences, to get and give career tips in an easy-going environment? Try LinkedIn MilCity.
LinkedIn MilCity describes itself as “A Military Community Career Centered Meet Up & Networking Group. Powered by the people – for the people. These are free events and not affiliated to any organization… which means this is a relaxed environment where it has no attachments to any company/companies. Active Duty, Veterans, Mil/Vet Spouses, Employers, Recruiters, HR, Hiring Managers, Non Profits, …

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Prepare business strategies for new year

Veteran entrepreneurs make business strategies for the new year with The Texas Veteran Commission’s Veteran Entrepreneur Program (VEP).
“Get your Veteran-Owned Business verified and receive our logo and decal so you can let your customers know that you served our great nation,” said Anna Baker, VEP Manager. “Second, catch-up with our partners and other veteran business owners who are creating success by listening to the Texas Veterans Mean Business VEP Podcasts.  Check out our VEP Resources and TVC HUB Program …

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Fund for Veterans’ Assistance presents over $30.7 million in grants to 109 organizations across Texas

AUSTIN, TX – On November 9-13, 2020; the Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) presented more than $30.7 million in grants to 109 organizations across Texas. These funds are providing assistance to more than 33,400 veterans and their families.
The grants are awarded to nonprofits and government agencies which provide direct services to veterans. The grants support a wide range of services from financial to transportation, legal services to family support services and home modification to rental …

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$1.3 billion generated by claims filed in FY 2019-2020

Texas Veteran Commission (TVC) Claims Benefits Advisors (CBAs) and Veteran County Service Officers across the state filed more than 870,480 claims on behalf of Texas veterans in Fiscal Year 2019-2020. This resulted in over $1.3 billion being paid to veterans.
Of the total number of claims filed, more than 838,750 were Compensation Claims, over 14,600 were Pension Claims, over 13,140 were Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Claims and nearly 4,000 were Survivors Pension Claims.
From the claims filed, economic impact …

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Serving those who serve veterans mental well being

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veterans Mental Health Department (VMHD) consists of multiple programs and initiatives aimed at providing training, certification, technical assistance and advocacy related to veteran mental health needs. VMHD includes programs and services for justice-involved veterans, peer support, suicide prevention, military cultural competency and military trauma awareness for public safety responders and mental health professionals, access to military-informed clinical mental health care, and community collaboration.
In working with this wide range VMHD provided thousands of training hours …

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Ramping up help for a veteran

John Singleton left his family farm to join the U.S. Army in 1964 and became a member of Airborne. In 1965, he was deployed to Vietnam.
Now, 55 years later, Singleton is at home in Guadelupe County with his family and raises chickens in his yard for fresh eggs. As he has limited mobility which affects how far and long he can walk, Singleton uses a wheelchair. His house needed modifications including ramps and handrails in the bathroom to increase …

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