News Release

For Immediate Release

Contacts:    Jennifer Buaas
Texas Department of Information Resources
512-463-3602
jennifer.buaas@dir.texas.gov

Texas.gov Offers Convenient, Online Resources to Support Veterans

AUSTIN, Texas – November 9, 2011 — This Veterans Day, Texas.gov makes it easier than ever to support Texas veterans and their families. Texas.gov teamed up with the Texas Veterans Commission to provide the Texas Veterans Portal, a website that offers a comprehensive range of information from multiple organizations including the Workforce Commission, the Veterans Land Board, TexVET. Veterans and those close to them can visit this site to learn more about benefits, access online services, download pertinent forms, locate community resources, review frequently asked questions, and more.

Texas.gov also recently launched an online service, Fund for Veterans’ Assistance, that lets Texans make tax-deductible donations to support veterans. Sponsored by the Texas Veterans Commission, the Fund awards monetary grants to non-profits and government agencies that provide services to Texas veterans and their families. These organizations address a broad range of veteran needs, including transportation services, counseling, housing assistance, and family and child services.

“Most of us know Texas.gov as the place to complete government services online. But, we also want Texas veterans and their families and supporters to use these convenient online resources. The Texas Veterans Portal and Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provide information and services to ensure the ongoing health and well-being of those who have served our country,” said Janet Gilmore, Assistant Director of eGovernment Services for the Texas Department of Information Resources.

Texas.gov also offers an easy, convenient way for Texans to access more than 1,000 other online services, including Match the Promise Foundation online donation, Driver License Renewal, and Vehicle Registration Renewal. Users can even access Texas.gov on-the-go with our iPhone and Android mobile applications.

About Texas.gov

Texas.gov is the official website of the state of Texas (www.texas.gov) and is a collaborative public/private partnership managed by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). Texas.gov helps state and local government entities Web-enable their services and operates without tax funds through a partnership between the state and Texas NICUSA, LLC.  Texas NICUSA builds, operates, maintains, and markets Texas.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies. Since its launch in 2000, Texas.gov has securely processed more than 155 million financial transactions and collected over $21 billion on behalf of participating entities. 

About NIC

NIC is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country.  Our popular self-funded solution allows government to put in-demand services online without using taxpayer funds.   The NIC family of companies currently provides cost-effective eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 98 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at www.nicusa.com.