Tag Archives: San Juan

RGV Mental Health Fair May 18

Mental Health Fair

The RGV Mental Health Fair takes place May 18 for the entire Valley community, showcasing mental-health providers, advocates and organizations. During the event, presenters and organizations come together to raise awareness and to break the silence about mental illness. The RGV Mental Health Fair aims to be an example of how a community can speak up about mental health. It can also stop the stigma that often surrounds the topic. Speakers…

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Grants Awarded to Local ISDs for Job Training

Donna ISD, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, Raymondville ISD are all recent recipients of Jobs and Education for Texas grants fro the Texas Workforce Commission. The schools will use the grants to purchase and install equipment necessary to train 779 students for careers in high-demand occupations. These include welding fabrication and emergency medical services. Grant totals include $271,472 to Raymondville ISD, $208,383 to Donna ISD and $280,630 to Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD. The grants will benefit students in the Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande…

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Local Colleges and ISDs Earn JET Grants

The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded 23 grants totaling $4,998,598 to public junior colleges, public technical institutes, public state colleges and independent school districts for programs that focus on supporting high-demand occupations through the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program. Of note, eight of those grants went to local community colleges and school systems. “These grants will focus on advanced technical training, and will keep our Texas businesses…

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Opening Doors to Government Contracting: Federal HUBZone Program

Learn about the Federal HUBZone Program, the benefits of being a HUBZone certified firm, and if you qualify for the HUBZone program. In addition, participants will learn about the HUBZone application process. If your business is located in a HUBZone area, and you have a product or service you can sell to the federal government, and want to take advantage of federal contracting opportunities, then this workshop is for you.…

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Opening Doors to Government Contracting: 8(a) Business Development Program

Learn about the 8(a) Business Development Program, the benefits of being an 8(a) certified firm, and if you qualify for the 8(a) program. If your business is owned and controlled by at least 51 percent or more by an economically and disadvantaged owner, have been in business for a minimum of two years, have a product or service you can provide to the federal government, and want to take advantage…

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Hurricane Preparedness Fairs This Week

Hurricane preparedness

Emergency preparedness fairs assisting residents in planning for weather-related emergencies are on the schedule this week in Edinburg. Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia, who also serves as the county’s Emergency Management Director, said Dare to Prepare serves to provide tools to residents that will help them better prepare for disasters. “With hurricane season underway, it is important for residents to be informed and prepared before disaster strikes,” said Garcia. “Preparation…

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Opening Doors to Government Contracting: Women Owned Small Business Program

At this workshop participants will learn about the Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Program and the Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Program, the benefits of being an Women-Owned Small Business certified firm, and if you qualify for the WOSB or EDWOSB program. In addition, particpants will learn about the WOSB’s application process. If your business is owned and controlled by a woman, and you have a product or service you can…

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Opening Doors to Government Contracting: Federal HUBZone Program

At this workshop participants will learn about the Federal HUBZone Program, the benefits of being a HUBZone certified firm, and if you qualify for the HUBZone program. In addition, participants will learn about the HUBZone application process. If your business is located in a HUBZone area, and you have a product or service you can sell to the federal government, and want to take advantage of federal contracting opportunities, then…

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Opening Doors to Government Contracting: 8(a) Business Development Program

At this workshop participants will learn about the 8(a) Business Development Program, the benefits of being an 8(a) certified firm, and if you qualify for the 8(a) program. In addition, you will learn about the 8(a) application process. If your business is owned and controlled by at least 51 percent or more by an economically and disadvantaged owner, have been in business for a minimum of two years, have a…

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