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MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Mary Kolar announced on November 11, 2019 that $250,000 has been awarded in grants to 13 registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide financial assistance or other services to Wisconsin veterans and their families.
“Our veterans’ community in Wisconsin is at its best when organizations work together to provide care and assistance to those who served and their families,” Gov. Evers said. “We are taking yet another important step toward achieving our collective mission of better serving our nation’s heroes and their families by awarding grants to these organizations.”
Since starting in 2015, the WDVA’s nonprofit grant program has awarded more than $1 million in funding to organizations that have a goal of ensuring veterans and their families are properly cared for in Wisconsin. In October, Gov. Evers and the WDVA announced more than $400,000 in grants to organizations providing entrepreneurship training to veterans.
“Our grant programming in Wisconsin had provided millions of dollars to groups and organizations serving those who bravely wore the uniform and their families,” Secretary Kolar said. “By supporting these 13 organizations through the WDVA’s nonprofit grant program, we are further honoring our commitment to service and maintaining Wisconsin’s status as a national leader in offerings to veterans and their families.”
The WDVA is proud partners with more than 1,000 community and nonprofit organizations across the state, forming a network that has resulted in thousands of in-need veterans receiving vital assistance and resources.
Among this year’s nonprofit grant recipients is Workforce Resource, Inc., of Menomonie. This recipient was awarded $17,116 to implement workshops for veterans to improve job readiness. The organization serves the training and employment needs of at-risk youth, low-income and unemployed individuals in Wisconsin.