Almost $7 Million Awarded to Organizations Providing Direct Support to Texas Veterans

TEXAS – The Texas Veterans Commission recently awarded 38 organizations $6.95 million in General Assistance, Housing4TexasHeroes, and Veterans Mental Health grants from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. These grants offer funding to non-profit and local government organizations which, in turn, provide direct services to Texas Veterans and their families.

“These new grantees will serve Texas Veterans and their family members through programs and services in their communities all over Texas,” said Kathy Wood, Director of the Fund for ...

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DPS Now Offers Option to Donate to Veterans’ Fund

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), along with State Representative Joe Farias and the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC), today announced a new opportunity for customers to make voluntary contributions to the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) when they apply for an original or renewal driver license or personal identification card.

“For more than 200 years, courageous men and women have joined the U.S. Military and selflessly fulfilled a pledge to serve and protect this great nation at all ...

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Letter from TVC Chairman Elisio “Al” Cantu on Memorial Day

Dear Fellow Texans,
Since 1971, when Memorial Day became an official holiday, the observance of Memorial Day has changed significantly. Moments of remembrance and reverence have been replaced with car sales and barbecues, while those who have made the ultimate sacrifice are often forgotten.

This Memorial Day, the Texas Veterans Commission is asking you to take a moment of remembrance, at 3 p.m. on May 26 for one minute. The Moment does not replace the traditional Memorial Day observances, but it ...

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Texas Lottery® Introduces New Scratch-Off Game Benefiting Texas Veterans – ON THE MONEY

(AUSTIN) – Texas Lottery® retailers have begun selling On The Money, a new scratch-off game benefiting Texas veterans. Since 2009, the Texas Lottery has issued scratch-off games, including Veterans Cash and Veterans Winnings, to support the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance which is administered by the Texas Veterans Commission.

The Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) awards reimbursement grants to eligible charitable organizations, local government agencies, and Veterans Service Organizations that provide direct services to Texas Veterans and their families. ...

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Texas Veterans Commission recognizes State Rep. Sheffield

TEMPLE – The Texas Veterans Commission will recognize State Rep. Ralph Sheffield for his work on behalf of Texas Veterans during a Veteran Entrepreneur Seminar the agency is conducting on Saturday, February 1, from 9:00 am until 4:15 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1749 Scott Blvd., Temple, Texas 76504.

“Rep. Sheffield has continually advocated for Texas Veterans and their families and his work on the Veteran Entrepreneur Program was consistent with that focus,” said Thomas Palladino, Executive Director of the ...

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Excellence in Media Awards 2013 Winners

Television

Strike force teams to target VA backlogs
Mike Warren, My Fox Austin, Austin, TX

One of the biggest issues and struggles facing returning Veterans is the long wait to receive disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Warren reports on the TVC Strike Force Teams – an initiative that has impacted the wait times and the claims process in Texas. It is important for the public, including Veterans, to be informed of the status of the claims backlog and ...

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