FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:
July 11, 2014 Lead PIO: (651) 201-7477
Anna Long (MDVA): (651) 757-1536
PAUL — Supplementing Governor Mark Dayton's Executive Order 14-11, the following counties are now eligible for Disaster Relief Grants from the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs through Executive Order 14-12: Anoka, Chippewa, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Itasca,
Kandiyohi, La Qui Parle, Martin, Marshall, Stearns, Wabasha, Washington,
Watonwan, Wright, and Yellow Medicine.
their families, and surviving spouses may be eligible for a disaster relief
grant of up to $1,000 if they have not received other state or federal
and their families should contact their respective County Veteran Service Office
(CVSO) to apply for a Disaster Relief Grant, or call 1-888-LINKVET (546-5838)
for assistance finding the location and phone number of their CVSO.
receipts for expenditures must be dated no earlier than June 11, 2014 and no
later than August 31, 2014. MDVA must
receive all completed applications and receipts with a postmarked date no later
than September 30, 2014.
Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is a cabinet level state agency
dedicated to serving Minnesota Veterans and their families. In addition to
overseeing the five State Veterans Homes, MDVA helps eligible Veterans and
families secure state and federal benefits and provide programs and services
relating to higher education, benefits, burial, claims, outreach and Veterans
employment. Veterans and their families are encouraged to visit us at
http://mn.gov/mdva or call 1-888-LinkVet for more information about benefits.
This release was also distributed through the Joint Public Information
Center (JIC). When the state emergency operations center is activated a
JIC is established. All official news about any state agency response
will be generated from the JIC. The JIC will also conduct news
conference, when needed, from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
media briefing room.
The Joint Information Center is activated to provide regular updates and one
point of contact for all state agency activities. Contact information for members of the media
Phone: (651) 201-7477
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