LVMAC Tidbit: They’re Still Looking for the Right Ones: State Veterans’ Commission Seeks More Commissioners.

June 7, 2021

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The State Veterans’ Commissions’ Nominating Committee announced last week it wants more veterans to apply for three member-at-large positions on the commission, state government’s only official veterans advisory body by statute.

As reported previously, one position must be a woman veteran of any era.  The other two are open to veterans of any era.

Want to make a difference at a time when the State Veterans’ Commission is in the process of reasserting itself?  Have skills and expertise in homelessness, education/training, employment, and/or healthcare?

The deadline for all applications is 4 p.m. on 30 June 2021.

For more information and, if interested, to apply, click here.

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As of 5 June 2021


LVMAC Tidbit: The State Veterans’ Commission Seeks More Commissioners. Apply now!

May 6, 2021

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Governor Tom Wolf announced last week that the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is seeking veterans to apply for three member-at-large positions on the State Veterans’ Commission, state government’s only official veterans advisory body by statute.

For this iteration, one position must be a woman veteran of any era.  The other two are open to veterans of any era.

The deadline for all applications is 4 p.m. on 30 June 2020.

For more information and, if interested, to apply, click here.

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As of 30 April 2021


LVMAC Tidbit: PA Dept. of Aging Seminar — Elder Abuse

April 10, 2021

This is not so much a veterans issue as one involving a segment of our citizenry, our elders.  Elder abuse is prevalent in Pennsylvania apparently, or this seminar would not be occurring.  Those who routinely deal with veterans in an official or working capacity should know who to contact if they think an elderly person is being taken advantage of or being abused.  Hosted by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, these seminars are conducted by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

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As of 10 April 2021


Forward Observer: 2020-2021 Veterans Trust Fund Applications Sought

January 12, 2021

LVMAC Poster Art 2005We are catching this announcement late.   Thought you might want to know.   Apparently the announcement went out 16 December 2020.  Suspense is 27 January at 2 p.m. for odd reason.  Click on the picture to download a complete PDF file with all the necessary details.  Funding comes from the donations of citizens and businesses concerned for our veterans. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Wolf Announces Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Awards for 2020

September 18, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 10 Pennsylvania county Veterans Affairs Offices will receive a total of $150,000 in grants, and 18 charitable or and veteran service organizations will receive $650,000 in grants from the Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF).  The fund is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA).

For more details, to include which counties and nonprofits received funding, click here.  See how the Lehigh Valley fared.

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As of 16 September 2020

 


LVMAC Tidbit: Don’t forget about the State Veterans’ Commission. Apply now!

September 15, 2020

As previously reported, Governor Tom Wolf announced just over a week ago that the commonwealth is seeking veterans to apply for two commissioner-at-large positions on the State Veterans’ Commission, state government’s only officially sanctioned, veterans’ advisory body.

One position, this time, must be a Vietnam-era veteran.  The other is open to veterans of any era.  Indeed, the commission is seeking younger veterans.  And for the first time in ages, the opportunity to serve is being offered statewide. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: VA Promoting “Gerofit”

September 11, 2020

Apparently, the VA has launched a new initiative called, “Gerofit”, for its elderly veterans — a sizeable portion of the population it serves.   Accordingly, this effort may be of some value to you in improving the quality of your life — something practicable in subject area of preventive healthcare and akin to the idea of “SilverSneakers” available in some Medicare plans but in a more integrated way. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: The State Veterans’ Commission seeks applicants. Apply now!

September 4, 2020

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is seeking veterans to apply for two member-at-large positions on the State Veterans’ Commission, state government’s only official veterans advisory body by statute.

For this iteration, one position must be a Vietnam-era veteran.  The other is open to veterans of any era.

The deadline for all applications is 23 October 2020.

For more information and, if interested, to apply, click here.

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As of 4 September 2020


LVMAC Tidbit: Veterans’ Trust Fund Notification of Funding Availability for 2020 Just Announced

November 12, 2019

We just received word that the period for submitting a grant application to the Veterans’ Trust Fund  this from the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.  A Governor’s press release is undoubtedly forthcoming, but considering the short deadline,  looking at the deadline, we decided not to wait and are spreading the word now.  Please help us to through your networks.  See below: Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Veterans Trust Fund Awards for 2019 Announced

March 4, 2019

On 28 February 2019, Governor Tom Wolf announced that $800,000 of grant money from the Veterans Trust Fund (VTF) will be awarded to 29 Pennsylvania organizations that support veterans’ programs throughout the commonwealth, contingent upon completion of a grant agreement.  The trust’s funds are meant to be exclusively used for military veterans, and the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs administers it.  Since 2013, a total of $3,632,860 has been awarded. Read the rest of this entry »


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