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sba rest revitalizationVeteran restaurant business owners eligible for $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund

For the first 21 days that the program is open, the Small Business Administration will prioritize funding applications from Veterans, along with businesses owned and controlled by women and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. All eligible applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as the portal opens. Following the 21 days, all eligible applications will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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Apr. 29 – The Small Business Administration is holding an information session on Restaurant Revitalization Fund eligibility, funding, the application process and where to go for free assistance. You’ll be able to access the webinar through your computer or phone. 

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#Desert Storm30: Colin Powell Says Veterans Did Fabulous Job

In the final installment of our series highlighting Desert Storm’s 30th anniversary, WATCH Army Veteran Colin Powell on Veterans and several first-hand stories from the war.

Desert Storm Veterans, get your FREE Gulf War Registry Health Exam

If you’re a Veteran of Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, or Enduring Freedom and served near a burn pit, sign up for the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

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Virtual Events this Week

Jan. 21 – Virtual Hiring Event: Healthcare Jobs
Jan. 21 – San Antonio – Soldiers’ Angels Veteran Food Distribution
Jan. 21 – PAVE Connect: Top Tips for Career Networking
Jan. 21 – Sharing the Journey virtual caregiver support
Jan. 22 – Atlanta – Soldiers’ Angels Veteran Food Distribution
Jan. 26 – Resources to Help Your Business Rebound
Jan. 27 – Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: A VA Psychiatrist’s Perspective


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IRS Free File available; claim Recovery Rebate Credit and other tax credits

IRS Free File online products are available to any taxpayer or family who earned $72,000 or less in 2020. MilTax online software is also now available and the free products support mobile use, so you can file from your phone! 

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Veterans Outreach Coordinator job open at University of Florida Health Program


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Operation Family Caregiver makes a difference for military families

Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) provides coaching and support to caregivers of all types and it’s free. Caregivers who have completed the program report fewer health complaints, less depression, and reduced anxiety for their children. 

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Easterseals resources for Veterans and their families

Easterseals serves people with disabilities, seniors, Veterans and their families with employment services, health and wellness programs, caregiver support and more. Any Veteran, regardless of age or whether or not they have a disability, is eligible for services through Easterseals. 

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Borne The Battle: Scott Stump, CEO Desert Storm Memorial 

Veteran Scott Stump spent the past decade of his life working to establish the nation’s first National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial. Learn more about his work in this week’s episode.

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Borne The Battle Bonus Episode: CARES Act Home Loan Breakdown

If you have a federally backed loan (VA, FHA, USDA, etc) and are having difficulty paying your mortgage due to the coronavirus pandemic, deadlines are approaching to apply for CARES Act forbearance or foreclosure assistance. Listen to this bonus episode which breaks down how to apply.

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