Disaster Relief Grants Available for Minnesota Veterans & Families

June 23, 2014
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 Tracy McBroom, Rice County Veteran Service Office at 507-332-6117 to apply for a Disaster Relief Grant.
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.
Tracy McBroom, Veterans Service Officer, (507) 332-6117
Tony Murphy, County Administrator, (507) 332-6121