FVA Launches New Resources For Grantseekers

TVC’s Fund for Veterans’ Assistance is pleased to announce a new suite of digital resources for veterans service organizations on its website.

The new publication, FVA News, can be found on the Grants & Funding section page. Posts will be published several times a week on a variety of topics for the grantseeking community.

Readers can look forward to reports on results across all five FVA grant opportunity areas, best practices in FVA grant management, and the process of ...

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FVA Advisory Committee Presentation Meeting Videos Published

Eligible grant applicants for the 2019-2020 funding cycle were given an opportunity to present their projects to the FVA Advisory Committee making award recommendations to the Texas Veterans Commissioners on February 19-20 in Austin in an open public meeting.

The videos of that meeting have been posted here and on TVC’s YouTube channel.

February 19, 2019 – Day 1

Presentations from General Assistance and Veteran County Service Officer grant ...

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March 2019 Deadlines For FVA Grantees

March 15

  • All Grantees: Monthly reimbursement request due in GovGrants
  • Non-Performing Grantees*: Monthly progress report due in GovGrants

*All grantees are expected to spend 40% of their award funds and serve 40% of their veterans by the end of the second quarter grant period.

Non-performing grantees were notified of these non-compliance issues by hard copy letter in mid-February 2019.

Featured Photo Source: The U.S. Army, “Green Light, Go!” on Flickr. Creative Commons license, Attribution ...

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After The FVA Advisory Committee Presentation Meeting, What’s Next?

Texas Veterans Commission’s Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (TVC FVA, or just FVA) awards competitive, reimbursement-based grants in a multi-step process involving an eligibility screening by staff, recommendations on funding awards by the FVA Advisory Committee, and a final vote to award funds by the Texas Veterans Commissioners.

So now that your organization has invested in applying for FVA funding, what happens at TVC once your application has been submitted, and when will you hear more about award decisions?

Here’s what you need ...

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Statement on Brightwood College, Virginia College, and Golf Academy CLOSURES

Statement on Brightwood College, Virginia College, and Golf Academy Closures

AUSTIN – The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) has been informed that Education Corporation of America is closing, or has already closed, several educational/training institutions in Texas: Brightwood College, Virginia College, and Golf Academy.

TVC is contacting these institutions to identify student veterans and other eligible persons impacted by these closures and will work with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to ensure current students are contacted with information regarding benefit payments and ...

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2018 Veterans Day Message

Dear fellow Texans:

From August through November of 1918, Texans were fully engaged in the Great War. Nearly 200,000 were in uniform, many of them fighting in France. Over 5,100 would not return. They came from every community; from big cities and small towns. They were of all races, religions, and ethnicities. The majority were men, but Texas women also served in France as nurses, telephone switchboard operators, and with service organizations. At home, citizens conserved resources and helped provide for ...

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$6.6 million grant from Arnold Foundation to fund Texas Policy Lab at Rice U.

HOUSTON – Rice University’s School of Social Sciences will launch an effort this fall to work side-by-side with Texas’ officeholders and state agencies to solve some of the state’s most pressing problems. The Texas Policy Lab, which is supported by a $6.6 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), will use cutting-edge research and analysis to offer measurable solutions for policymakers.

Social Sciences Dean Antonio Merlo said the lab will provide the executive and legislative branches of the ...

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TVC names 2017 Employment Award winners

AUSTIN – The Texas Veterans Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 TVC Employers Awards. These awards recognize both public and private-sector employers whose efforts and initiatives have had an extraordinary effect on Texas veterans, other employers, workers, and the communities in which the employer does business.

Employer recognition is an integral part of TVC’s ongoing appreciation for businesses in the community who show an outstanding commitment to employing veterans. By shining a spotlight on deserving employers, TVC ...

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Sunset Review of the Texas Veterans Commission

The mission and performance of the Texas Veterans Commission are under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act.  The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public members, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine if the agency is still needed and to explore ways to ensure that the agency’s funds are well spent.  Based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature ultimately decides whether an agency continues to operate ...

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Statement on Retail Ready Career Center Closure

AUSTIN – On Sept. 20, 2017, the Texas Veterans Commission was informed that a search warrant had been executed at the Retail Ready Career Center in Garland, Texas which is being investigated by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General.

The TVC’s Education Program serves as the State Approving Agency and approves programs of education for veterans and eligible family members to utilize VA education benefits.  RRCC’s approval to train veterans using VA education benefits in it’s HVAC ...

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