Office of Veterans Affairs gets $15K grant for treatment courts

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Office of Veterans Affairs has been awarded a $15,000 grant for veterans’ treatment courts, according to State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Lock Haven.

This grant is part of $150,000 in grant funding made available to 15 Pennsylvania counties’ Veterans Affairs Offices through the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Trust Fund, which is administered by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

This funding is available for new, innovative or expanded programs or services provided by county directors of Veterans Affairs or the Pennsylvania Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs. The two areas of emphasis for grantees were veterans’ outreach and veterans’ courts.

“I am thrilled to see part of my district benefit from the kind donations of veterans and private donors who care so much about the well-being of their fellow service men and women,” Hanna said. “This funding is going to impact veterans’ initiatives and their families for quite some time.”

According to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, this grant along with other grants from the Veterans Trust Fund are funded by generous Pennsylvanians who voluntarily made a $3 donation when applying for or renewing their driver’s license or photo ID and renewing a motor vehicle registration, proceeds from the sale of Honoring Our Veterans license plate and private donations.

Since the grant program began in 2013, a total of $2,032,860 has been awarded to organizations providing services to veterans all across Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is authorized to solicit and accept donations to the VTF on behalf of the commonwealth. Tax-deductible donations can be made online at www.donate.dmva.pa.govor mailed to: PA Veterans’ Trust Fund, Bldg. 0-47 Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA 17003.

To learn more about the VTF, visit www.vtf.pa.gov or follow DMVA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ padmva.

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