Press Release: More Counties Added to Disaster Relief Grants for Minnesota Veterans and Families

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 Media Contact:
July 11, 2014                                                                         Lead PIO: (651) 201-7477
                                                                                            Anna Long (MDVA): (651) 757-1536

Updated: Disaster Relief Grants Available for Minnesota Veterans and Families

ST. 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. 

Veterans, 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 assistance.

Veterans 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.

Original 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. 

About MDVA

The 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 or call 1-888-LinkVet for more information about benefits.




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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 is:

Phone:  (651) 201-7477


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