Bulletin No. 1106: 2024 County Veteran Service Grant

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December 1, 2023

WDVA Bulletin No. 1106                                                                                             

TO: County Veterans Service Offices

SUBJECT: 2024 County Veteran Service Grant

In accordance with Wis. Stat. § 45.82 and Wis. Admin. Code ch. VA 8, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) announces the 2024 County Veterans Service Office Grant. Wisconsin counties that meet statutory standards and employ a full or part-time County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) are eligible for a grant from the WDVA for the improvement of services to former military personnel of the county through the county veterans service office. The amount of the grant shall be $11,688 for a county with a population of less than 20,000, $13,750 for a county with a population of 20,000 to 45,499, $15,813 for a county with a population of 45,500 to 74,999, and $17,875 for a county with a population of 75,000 or more. Counties with a part-time CVSO shall be eligible for an annual grant not exceeding $550.

To apply for a grant, the County shall do the following by February 28, 2024:

  1. File a grant application (WDVA 0055B) with WDVA for the current fiscal year (7/1/23 – 6/30/24).
  2. File an application cover letter that includes a statement which addresses the county veterans service office’s goals and objectives for calendar year 2024.
  3. File a Grant Agreement (WDVA 0055C) with the WDVA for the calendar year 2024. The grant agreement must have the county name inserted in the appropriate places and be signed by a County Government official, who possesses legal authority to authorize the County to apply for the grant, and the County Veterans Service Officer.
  4. File a federal benefits service delivery report (WDVA 0055D) with WDVA for the preceding calendar year.
  5. File a certified copy of the budget adopted by the county board for county veterans service office operations for calendar year 2024, signed by the CVSO or his/her designee or the county clerk/treasurer or other county official, certifying that the submitted budget is true and correct.
  6. File a proposed budget for the use of the CVSO grant (sample WDVA 0055E).
  7. In accordance with Wis. Stat. § 45.82(2), file a letter from the county executive, administrator, or administrative coordinator certifying the county employs a CVSO, whois chosen from a list of candidates who have taken a civil service examination for the position of CVSO developed and administered by the bureau of merit recruitment and selection in the department of administration, or is appointed under a civil service competitive examination procedure under s. 59.52 (8) or ch. 63.  This letter shall state the specific date on which the current CVSO was appointed.

      This letter is not required however, under the following conditions:

  1. The CVSO was hired prior to or on April 15, 2015.
  2. This letter was provided to the WDVA during fiscal year 2023 and there has been no change regarding who is employed as the CVSO who previously satisfied this eligibility requirement contained in Wis. Stat. § 45.82(2).

The application packet for the 2024 County Veterans’ Service Grants, WDVA 0055, is now available online at:


Please submit completed application materials referenced above via email VetsBenefitsGrants@dva.wisconsin.gov no later than Wednesday, February 28, 2024, and use “2024 CVSO Grant” in the subject line.

For questions regarding the 2024 CVSO Grant, please send an email to VetsBenefitsGrants@dva.wisconsin.gov.

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