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We couldn’t agree more -- and we're here to help you do that efficiently. Following are promising highlights selected from the mass of information available on services and financial resources for veterans. Be sure to check out Starbucks' free college tuition offer for vets and their spouse or child in the Education section at the end of this article! We couldn’t agree more -- and we're here to help you do that efficiently. Following are promising highlights selected from the mass of information available on services and financial resources for veterans. Be sure to check out Starbucks' free college tuition offer for vets and their spouse or child in the Education section at the end of this article!
-=====Veterans Grants=====+=====Grants & Opportunities=====
-**Update February 2018** +Are you looking to hire veterans — or want to highlight an employer who does? The Department of Labor would like to help. They have started a new program called the Hire Vets Medallion Program. They have launched a demonstration which you can apply to view by going to the Department of Labor website. The program itself honors small, medium and large businesses which hire and support vets and their families. Applications for the Demonstration Program are available at hirevets.gov.  Those who are accepted and recognized in the initial program can also apply next year (2019).
-Looking to hire veterans — or want to highlight an employer who does? The Department of Labor would like to help. They have started a new program called the Hire Vets Medallion Program. They have just recently launched a demonstration which you can apply to view by going to the Department of Labor website. The program itself will begin in 2019 and will recognize and honor small, medium and large businesses which hire and support vets and their families. Applications for the Demonstration Program are available now at hirevets.gov.  Those who are accepted and recognized in the initial program can also apply next year (2019). +
-**Update January 2018** 
The Streetshares Foundation (not Streetshares Inc.) is a non-profit that is dedicated to helping small businesses owned by veterans. They do so by giving cash awards to winning applicants to qualify and apply. The Foundation chooses a anywhere from five to ten finalists based on their assessment of the idea for the business, how the money will be used and what its impact will be, how well the product suits the intended market, the backround of the applicant and company and how the business might affect the military/veterans community. There are three cash awards which add up to $10,000 ($5,000, $3,000 and $2000). The finalists are reviews on the foundations website and a public vote dirtier mine the final winners. Search Streetshares Veterans Small Business Award to get more (and current) information.  We were a bit put off by the fact that, in order to learn more, you need to download their “featured ebook”. It may be useful but it may also be a way to get contact information for potential customers. The Streetshares Foundation (not Streetshares Inc.) is a non-profit that is dedicated to helping small businesses owned by veterans. They do so by giving cash awards to winning applicants to qualify and apply. The Foundation chooses a anywhere from five to ten finalists based on their assessment of the idea for the business, how the money will be used and what its impact will be, how well the product suits the intended market, the backround of the applicant and company and how the business might affect the military/veterans community. There are three cash awards which add up to $10,000 ($5,000, $3,000 and $2000). The finalists are reviews on the foundations website and a public vote dirtier mine the final winners. Search Streetshares Veterans Small Business Award to get more (and current) information.  We were a bit put off by the fact that, in order to learn more, you need to download their “featured ebook”. It may be useful but it may also be a way to get contact information for potential customers.
-**Update August 2107**+**Help For Homeless & Addicted Vets**
Did you know that Hawaii has one of the highest rates of veteran homelessness in the country? Recently the McNaughton Group — a local development group in Hawaii, made a one million dollar donation to U.S. Vets — an organization which offers shelter in emergencies and also longer term transitional housing for veterans who are homeless. They also help vets overcome addiction problems and assist them in job searches. The McNaughton Group’s donation is the largest they have ever received and will go a long way toward helping them fulfill their mission serving vets. The McNaughton group was motivated by the story of one Staff Sergeant who was a medic in Iraq. Coming home with PTSD he turned to drinking and drugs and the loss of his family. Now he is sober, lives in his own home and is working on getting a Master’s degree. Did you know that Hawaii has one of the highest rates of veteran homelessness in the country? Recently the McNaughton Group — a local development group in Hawaii, made a one million dollar donation to U.S. Vets — an organization which offers shelter in emergencies and also longer term transitional housing for veterans who are homeless. They also help vets overcome addiction problems and assist them in job searches. The McNaughton Group’s donation is the largest they have ever received and will go a long way toward helping them fulfill their mission serving vets. The McNaughton group was motivated by the story of one Staff Sergeant who was a medic in Iraq. Coming home with PTSD he turned to drinking and drugs and the loss of his family. Now he is sober, lives in his own home and is working on getting a Master’s degree.
-**Update #2 April 2017**+President Trump is moving forward on some of the commitments made to veterans during the presidential campaign.  he issued an executive order which forms a new office at the VA to focus Hn accountability and also take action to be sure that "whistle blowers" are not punished for their actions. The goal is to ultimately eliminate poor care for our veterans, in part by making it easier to remove employees with substandard performance. This order follows on his previous move to extend the program that allows some veterans to seek medical care outside the VA system when necessary.
-President Trump is moving forward on some of the commitments made to veterans during the presidential campaign. Just this past Thursday (April 28) he issued an executive order which forms a new office at the VA to focus on accountability and also take action to be sure that "whistle blowers" are not punished for their actions. The goal is to ultimately eliminate poor care for our veterans, in part by making it easier to remove employees with substandard performance. This order follows on his previous move to extend the program that allows some veterans to seek medical care outside the VA system when necessary. +**Business Opportunities for Vets**
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-**Update April 2017**+
Did you know that one in seven veterans in the U.S. is self employed or owns a small business? Vets often make great entrepreneurs but they can face a tough time getting funding due to gaps in their active duty time. If you’re a vet who’s working on or running a start-up check out the Veteran Entrepreneur Portal on the VA website. It allows you to choose from a variety of topics like Access Financing, Find Opportunities, Resources for Veterans and more to learn more about useful resources available to vets. You may even be able to do business with the VA — take look at their Veterans First Verification Program to see if you can take advantage of their focus on sole-sourcing and procurement set-asides programs for Veterans. Did you know that one in seven veterans in the U.S. is self employed or owns a small business? Vets often make great entrepreneurs but they can face a tough time getting funding due to gaps in their active duty time. If you’re a vet who’s working on or running a start-up check out the Veteran Entrepreneur Portal on the VA website. It allows you to choose from a variety of topics like Access Financing, Find Opportunities, Resources for Veterans and more to learn more about useful resources available to vets. You may even be able to do business with the VA — take look at their Veterans First Verification Program to see if you can take advantage of their focus on sole-sourcing and procurement set-asides programs for Veterans.
-**News October 2016**
 +The Secretary of Veterans Affairs in 2016 announced grant awards of $3.4 million to help homeless veterans who have special needs. The grant money went to sixteen community agencies providing special care and services for those who need them. Services include supportive housing, help developing skills and incomes, and enabling independent living. The money helps to pay the higher operational costs involved with with special needs groups like the terminally ill, frail, mentally ill, women and vets with minor children. The 2016 awardswent to organizations in Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, and Santa Rosa in California, and to groups in Denver, CO, Boston, MA, Frederick, MD, Columbus, OH, El Paso and Houston, TX, and Salt Lake City, UT.
-The Secretary of Veterans Affairs recently announced grant awards of $3.4 million to help homeless veterans who have special needs. The grant money will go to sixteen community agencies who provide special care and services for those who need them. Services include supportive housing, help developing skills and incomes, and enabling independent living. The money helps to pay the higher operational costs involved with with special needs groups like the terminally ill, frail, mentally ill, women and vets with minor children. The current awards are going to organizations in Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, and Santa Rosa in California, and to groups in Denver, CO, Boston, MA, Frederick, MD, Columbus, OH, El Paso and Houston, TX, and Salt Lake City, UT.+
-**News May 2016** +benefits.gov has highlighted a number of benefit categories available on their site to help veterans find all the benefits available to them. They mention that three of the most popular programs that vets visit on their site are include:
-benefits.gov is honoring National Military Appreciation Month (May) by highlighting a number of benefit categories available on their site to help veterans find all the benefits available to them. They mention that three of the most popular programs that vets visit on their site are include:+
  * The  Veterans Pension Program:  providing support to veterans based on need;   * The  Veterans Pension Program:  providing support to veterans based on need;
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  * Post-9/11 GI Bills:  special benefits available to some veterans who went on active duty after the 9/11 terrorist attack.   * Post-9/11 GI Bills:  special benefits available to some veterans who went on active duty after the 9/11 terrorist attack.
-**Dental Care News February 2016**:  +**Dental Benefits**:  
The government site about benefits has issued an update regarding dental care for veterans. Eligible vets are now entitled to outpatient dental treatment which covers a wide range of procedures including preventive care. You are encouraged to be enrolled in the VA's health care system (or to have qualified for an exemption).  They have defined several different "classes"  of care eligibility with some classes having more limitations than others. In general in order to be eligible for any dental care you must have been discharged under honorable conditions (though VA regional offices have the ability to modify that in some cases).  To apply for dental care benefits you can go to any VA Medical Center or Clinic. Or you can apply online at 1010ez,med.va.gov. The government site about benefits has issued an update regarding dental care for veterans. Eligible vets are now entitled to outpatient dental treatment which covers a wide range of procedures including preventive care. You are encouraged to be enrolled in the VA's health care system (or to have qualified for an exemption).  They have defined several different "classes"  of care eligibility with some classes having more limitations than others. In general in order to be eligible for any dental care you must have been discharged under honorable conditions (though VA regional offices have the ability to modify that in some cases).  To apply for dental care benefits you can go to any VA Medical Center or Clinic. Or you can apply online at 1010ez,med.va.gov.
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