ST. PAUL — As a result of recent flooding and storms, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is offering Disaster Relief Grants for reimbursable expenses to Veterans in Beltrami, Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Hubbard, Jackson, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Lyon, Koochiching, McLeod, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pipestone, Ramsey, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Roseau, Saint Louis, Scott, Sibley, Steele, Todd, and Waseca , per the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order 14-11.
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.
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 http://mn.gov/mdva or call 1-888-LinkVet for more information about benefits.