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Veterans Newsletter - Your October E-Vets

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October 2, 2015
 
 
 
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Upcoming Events

Veteran Job Fairs in Texas
Visit our website for a list of Veteran job fairs throughout Texas. 
 
For more information, visit 
http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Job-Fairs.aspx
 
Join the Texas Women Veterans Professional Network
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Follow Texas Veterans Commission on Twitter for the most up to date news impacting Texas Veterans
 
https://twitter.com/texasveterans
 
Important Dates
Oct. 13- Navy Birthday
 
For information on upcoming Veterans Events in your area, please visit the
event Calendar.
 

TVC is hiring!

Check out the job openings on our website at this link: http://tvc.texas.gov/TVC-Career-Opportunities.aspx
 
The Texas Veterans Commission is committed to hiring Veterans and is proud to employ the highest percentage of Veterans among all state agencies.

State Partners & Online Resources

Veterans Portal
 
Texas Wide Open for Veterans
 
Veterans Land Board
 
Texas Military Forces
 
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
 
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
 
Texas Workforce Commission
 
TexVet: Get Connected
 
211 Texas
 
Texas Lottery Commission
 
Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans
 
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Please send comments or suggestions to info@tvc.texas.gov
This Issue:
 
$13 million in grants now available
 
Texas media recognized by Texas Veterans Commission
 
Top Texas Veteran employers recognized by Texas Veterans Commission
 
Veteran Entrepreneur Academy now accepting applications for Dallas
 
In Case You Missed It
 
News from State and Federal Partners
 
News from around the Web
 
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Latest Texas Veterans Commission News
 
 
$13 million in grants now available
 
Organizations that support Veterans can apply for $13 million in available grants through the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. Grant funding available includes $5 million in General Assistance grants, $4.5 million in Housing For Texas Heroes grants, $2 million in Veterans Mental Health grants, and $1.5 million in Veterans Treatment Court grants. 
 
GENERAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS – SERIES 16B
These grants address the needs of Texas Veterans and their families. Such needs include, but are not limited to, the following: limited emergency assistance; family and child services; transportation services; legal services, excluding criminal defense; and employment, training, education, and job placement assistance.
 
HOUSING FOR TEXAS HEROES GRANTS - 2016-2017
These grants assist Texas Veterans and their families in obtaining, maintaining, or improving housing. Projects include homeless Veterans support, Veteran homelessness prevention, home modification assistance, and housing assistance for families of Veterans being treated at Texas medical facilities.
 
VETERANS MENTAL HEALTH GRANTS - 2016-2017
These grants address the mental health needs of Veterans and their families. Projects should emphasize direct services to Veterans and their families and may include, but are not limited to: clinical counseling; peer delivered services; and non-clinical support services.
 
VETERANS TREATMENT COURT GRANTS - 2016-2017
These grants assist Texas Veterans in obtaining services through Veterans Treatment Court programs. Please refer to the Request for Applications to review program guidelines for the Veterans Treatment Court grants. 

 
All information, including the application details, about these solicitations are posted to the Texas Veterans Commission website at http://tvc.texas.gov/Apply-For-A-Grant.aspx.
 
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Texas media recognized by Texas Veterans Commission
 
During the Texas Veterans Commission 68th Annual Statewide Training Conference held Sept. 15 in Galveston, Texas, several Texas media personalities were honored during the 3rd Annual Excellence in Media awards.
 
“The importance of Veterans issues is not just relevant to us, but also to the public as a whole,” said Thomas Palladino, executive director of the Texas Veterans Commission. “The media submissions this year highlight the great work that Texas media does on a daily basis in support of Veterans issues and we’re honored to recognize this year’s winners.”
 
Award recipients were recognized for their commitment to increasing public understanding in Texas on Veterans’ issues and for their impact on, or outreach to, the public and Veterans through thoroughness and accuracy in presentation of issues.
 
3rd Annual Excellence in Media Award Recipients
 
Photojournalism Award - Billy Calzada, San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio
Veterans Day 2014: Real Faces of Courage
 
Print Award - St. John Bernard-Smith, Houston Chronicle, Houston
For some Veterans, real battle is showing vulnerability
 
Radio Award - Lauren Silverman, KERA Radio, Dallas Veterans court helps Texas Vets stay out of prison
 
Student Award - Kelsey Bradshaw, The University Star, Texas State University, San Marcos
Veterans court to soon be implemented in Hays County
 
TV Award - Barry Davis, Michael Humphries, Michael Vela – KENS5, San Antonio
Veterans versus the VA
 
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Top Texas Veteran employers recognized by Texas Veterans Commission
 
During the Texas Veterans Commission 68th Annual Statewide Training Conference held Sept. 15 in Galveston, Texas, several Texas employers received awards for their special efforts to recruit Veterans.
 
“These employers represent the very best in Texas when it comes to supporting Veterans,” said Thomas Palladino, executive director of the Texas Veterans Commission. “Their continued support of the Veteran community in Texas deserves utmost recognition and we’re honored that we can salute them during this ceremony.”
 
More than 32,000 Texas Veterans entered employment last year after receiving services from Texas Veterans Commission Veterans Employment staff, the most of any state in the nation. Many Texas businesses and government agencies actively engage with the Texas Veterans Commission to find and hire Veteran job seekers which made the award selections very competitive.
 
Annual Employer Award Recipients
 
Large Employer Award (251+ employees) AT&T Inc. (American Telephone & Telegraph), Dallas TX. 
 
Medium Employer Award (51 to 250 employees) G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc., San Marcos, TX.
 
Small Employer Award (50 or fewer employees) and Disabled Veterans Employer Award Veteran Energy, Houston, TX. 
 
The Extra Mile Award is for the company goes the extra mile in hiring Veterans NextOp, Houston, TX 
 
Public Entity (Government agencies)-Large Award (1,500+ employees) Texas Workforce Commission headquartered in Austin TX. 
 
Public Entity-Medium Award (200-1500 employees) U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA), headquartered in Waco, TX. 
 
Public Entity-Small Award (200 or fewer employees) U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA), located in the Killeen Heights Vet Center.
 
Grantee of the Year Award Tarrant County Veterans Court Diversion Program (TCVCDP), located in Fort Worth, TX. 
 
For additional information, visit 
http://tvc.texas.gov/documents/PR%20-%20Employer%20Awards%202015-1.pdf
 
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Veteran Entrepreneur Academy now accepting applications for Dallas
 
The Texas Veterans Commission Veteran Entrepreneur Program is now accepting applications for the Veteran Entrepreneur Academy in Dallas, which begins in February 2016.
 
The VEP Veteran Entrepreneur Academy (VEA) is an entrepreneurial training program designed to empower Texas Veterans by providing critical business resources, skills, and tools to assist in launching and growing Veteran-owned businesses. Participants complete on-site and online sessions, which is followed by up to two years of mentoring and support from the Veteran Entrepreneur Program and volunteer entrepreneurs.
 
The VEA is an intensive five month course with 3 - 4 full days of onsite training and at least six online sessions.  Eligible participants may also qualify for a loan up to $35,000 through a partnership with PeopleFund.
 
VEP expects a very robust volume of applicants but will only have sufficient space for 25.  VEA will accept applications through midnight Nov. 16, 2015. Classes begin Feb. 26, 2016 and conclude July 2016.  
 
Full details, including how to apply, can be found by visiting 
 
http://tvc.texas.gov/VEP-Training.aspx
 

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In Case You Missed It
 
Motivational Monday
 
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News from State and Federal Partners
 
 
Texas Tech building new Veteran archive
 
The Archive of Modern American Warfare (AMAW) at Texas Tech University in Lubbock is currently building its collections to preserve records documenting America’s involvement in military actions after 1975, such as Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operations Provide Relief and Restore Hope, the Kosovo War, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
It will encompass issues regarding national security, military and government intelligence, homeland defense, the development of new military technologies, diplomacy, and the personal experiences of American servicemen and women.
 
The Archive accepts traditional archival material (e.g. correspondence, artifacts, analog photographs and videos), and is particularly interested in collecting digital material such as digital photographs, digital videos, emails, text messages, and word processing documents. These materials are of vital importance for the historical information they contain.
 
If you are interested in donating material to the AMAW please contact them at amaw@ttu.edu or visit their page at www.amaw.ttu.edu.
 
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VA announces $4 million in funding to help the homeless
 
Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced the award of $4 million in renewal funding offered through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to 21 community agencies that currently provide enhanced services for homeless Veterans with special needs.
 
“These important grant renewals will allow community agencies to continue to provide critical transitional housing services where they are needed,” said VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald. “As a key component of the VA’s plan to significantly reduce homelessness among Veterans, the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Special Need grants will provide funding to community agencies that provide services to homeless Veterans. 
 
The program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing and services with the goal of helping homeless Veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and income, and obtain greater self-determination.  Specifically, GPD Special Need grant funding will assist with additional operational costs that would not otherwise be incurred but for the fact that the recipient is providing transitional housing and services for the GPD “Special Need” populations, including women, chronically mentally ill, frail elderly, terminally ill, and individuals who have the care of minor dependents.
 
For more information, visit
http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2730
 
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News From Around the Web
 
Anti-poaching battlefield draws U.S. Veterans
Read more:
http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2015/09/27/anti-poaching-battlefield-draws-us-veterans/72937618/

 
Texas taxpayers pay to spin Vets in a chair
Read more:
http://interactives.dallasnews.com/2015/carrick/
 
A solution to the government's VA problem
Read more:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/bal-a-solution-to-the-governments-va-problem-20150925-story.html
 
VA takes steps to improve enrollment process after 35K Veterans were denied care
Read more:
http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/VA-takes-steps-to-improve-enrollment-process-after-35K-veterans-were-denied-care-201177.shtml#.Ve7tPRFVhBc
 
 

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