Financial Resources

All Federal Employment

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Financial calculators, tips, recommendations and personal
finance referrals

American Red Cross
600 chapters nationwide provide financial applications for the Military Relief
Societies that may be hours away from those who need assistance. Tragedy
Assistance Program Support (TAPS) services are also provided
1-800-257-7575 (Español)

Apprentice or On-The-Job Training Programs
For Veterans, National Guard, Reservists & Eligible Dependents.
If you are eligible for GI educational benefits and have a prospective employer
who is willing to place you in a apprenticeship or On-The-Job training program, contact:
P: 1-800-400-45230

Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE)
Offers fellowships for military spouses to attain the Accredited Financial
Counselor (AFC) certification

Calumet College of St. Joseph
Transition to Teaching/ Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Career Counseling

Career One-Stop Centers (Department of Labor)
Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) and Disabled Veterans
Outreach Program (DVOP) counselors provide career and employment support
for military service and family members at state employment offices

CDL Rule Change
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles changed its rules last month to waive the drive skills test for 
commercial driver’s license applicants who completed an approved military driver training program
and operated a truck  as a regular duty. A written test is still required.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board)
Recommends how to choose a financial planner, set financial goals and get
started on a financial plan. CFP maintains a financial planner database

Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (DOL/VETS)
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington D.C. 20210

Education Benefits


Employment Coordination Program
To post employment opportunites on our Indiana National Guard Website
 1-800-237-2850  ext:72690

Employee Benefit Research Institute/American Savings
Education Council (EBRI/ASEC)
Financial Educational Savings Resource Center, calculators
educational materials, Choose To Save Public Service Campaign
and retirement planning resources

Employment Information for Veterans

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Ms. Elizabeth Ransom, CTR
Program Support Manager Indiana

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
1555 Wilson, Blvd, Suite 200 Arlington VA 22209-2495

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Ms. Elizabeth Ransom, CTR

Federal Jobs

Feds Hire Vets

Financial Aid for Military Spouse Education
Scholarships, grants and educational assistance programs for military spouses

GI Bill Eligibility and Benefits
VA Regional Office

Hammond Innovation Center
5246 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320
Director of Business Builder’s Programs: Sue Anderson

Hero to Hire Program
ESRG is working to help veterans get jobs

Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA is dedicated to creating job opportunities for US military veterans and spouses through personalized employment training and corporate engagement.

Hire Veterans
Jobs for America’s vets

InCharge Institute of America
Military Money Magazine, no-cost/ reduced-fee debt
elimination programs and “Military Money Minute”
Radio Broadcasts

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs Employment Assistance
Toll Free: 1-844-480-0009

Indiana National Guard Coordination Program
National Guard Armory
2501 E 15th Avenue    Gary, IN 46402
Phone: 317-247-3300

Institute of Consumer Financial Education
Online educational programs and printed materials that promote savings,
provide tips for better spending and advice for credit use

Marine Corps League
Help for wounded marines, scholarships, awards, health and comfort items, youth
programs and veterans medical center activities
1-800-625-1775 or 703-207-9588

Military Family Research Institute, (MFRI)
Purdue University
Hanley Hall, Room 210
1202 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (CAA) (Department of Defense)
Provides funding for licensing and credentialing training programs that provide
portable careers for military spouses

MILSpouse (Department of Labor)
Comprehensive resources that provide support, information and referrals for
military spouses seeking portable careers and employment opportunities

National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)
Military Family, Money and Mobility pamphlet, web-based training for DoD
financial educators, Project Financial Independence for mobilized members
of the National Guard and Reserve and enlisted members of active duty forces
and free financial counseling from certified professionals

National Military Family Association (NMFA)
Scholarships, rights and benefits education, deployment and family support,
camps, retreats, news, updates and excellent fact sheets

Navy League of the United States
Scholarships, youth mentoring programs, awards, Navy League Hiring Center for
veterans, employment opportunities, education programs and outreach
1-800-356-5760 or 703-528-1775

Operation Job Ready Veterans 
Offers week-long seminars for veterans looking to their job search

Porter County AmeriCorps Partnership
Earn While You Learn – It’s like a paid internship!
P: 219-464-3583

Public Library List
A list of Public Library resources along with other resources

REALifelines (Department of Labor)
Offers support for wounded, ill, injured, and disabled service members, search
engine for civilian careers, an online resume-writer, and a military-to-civilian
skills translator

Scholarships for Military Children
Scholarships for military children regardless of service member’s status

Society of  Human Resources (SHRM)
Veteran’s resume assistance
HR Representative: Cyndi Harbin

Students, TEMP & Summer work

Transition Assistance Advisors (TAAs)
Personal finance, transition assistance and
benefits information.  Veterans benefits
counseling, information, assistance and
community referrals.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service (CSREES),
financial education research, resources, online tools and scheduled events

VA Employment (Including Nursing)

VA for Vets
VA for Vets is a comprehensive career development program that helps Veterans
launch or advance their civilian careers at VA. From dynamic job searches and
professional development and deployment lifecycle support- there is comething
for every Veteran at VA for Vets
P: 1-855-VA4Vets

VA Homefront
For help with housing, jobs, health care, education and other Veteran benefits


Vet Friends

Veterans Green Jobs

Wall Street Warfighters Foundation
Paid training for Wall Street Careers

Warriors to Work Program
Job search for wounded warriors transitioning to civilian jobs

WorkOne Northwest Indiana
3522 Village Circle
Gary, IN 46408

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