LVMAC Tidbit: DMVA Announces Veterans Trust Fund NOFA

December 12, 2017

[Editor’s Note: Considering the holiday season is upon us, the release of the Veterans’ Trust Fund’s “Notice of Funding Availability” with its grant application package yesterday leaves a short turnaround cycle for application.  Please note that the suspense for submission is 18 January at 3 p.m.]


From: MV, Veterans Trust Fund
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 3:54 PM
Subject: 2017-18 Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of another cycle of Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF) grant opportunities.  The attached 2017-18 VTF Grant Application Package includes the funding announcement as well as the application, combined into one convenient document this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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LVMAC News — Help Us with a Spark Grant from the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

November 1, 2017

Source: Spark Grants – Veterans Affairs | Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

We could use your help from 6 November through 17 November by the mechanism of voting on a Lehigh Valley Community Foundation webpage.  As an organization of organization with no paid employees, we do not ask for ourselves, but instead Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit — Rodale Institute Program Updates: May

July 7, 2017

Click here for the articles on veterans:   Rodale Institute Program Updates: May

Rodale Institute, a member organization, is a good organization to check out for its programs if you are interested in farming, especially organic farming.  They have tailored their efforts to help veterans (read the article on the Veteran Farmer Training Program) and are allied with other initiatives that benefit veterans.

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LVMAC Tidbit — Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center to Conduct Town Hall in Lehigh Valley

May 25, 2017

The Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is returning on 14 June 2017 to conduct its third Community Town Hall in the area since the establishment of the quarterly requirement a couple of years back.  It is part of an attempt by the VA to regain the trust among the veterans it serves.  Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center services 19 counties, to include one in New York.  The service area requires distributing the quarterly meetings over a wide area or we would have more of these useful events.  For details, see: Read the rest of this entry »


Forward Observer — President Trump signs S. 544, The Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act

April 20, 2017

Click on image for the Military.com article

LVMAC Poster Art 2005Yesterday, the President signed Senate Bill 544 into law.  It extended and amended the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014.  Otherwise, the controversial Veterans Choice (Card) Program would have expired in August, although $1 billion of the original $10 billion remained in the account and the number of veterans enrolled in the VA healthcare system using  private care, under VA direction, had risen from approximately 10 to 33 percent.   Essentially, the bill was a no-brain’er, as no doubt the good senator from Montana, Jon Tester (D), would himself admit.  It was not a remarkable feat on the part of the Congress or the President — or the VA. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit — Northampton County Bar Association To Hold a Special Veterans Legal Needs Forum

October 31, 2016

norco-bar-assoc-logoOn 1 December 2016 at Penn State – Lehigh Valley, the Northampton County Bar Association will hold a forum entitled, “Lehigh Valley Veterans: Their Story, The Challenges and How We Can Work Together.”  The event is open to the public and, for the first time in the Lehigh Valley, provides the opportunity for both veterans and the legal community to converse on this important subject. Read the rest of this entry »


Forward Observer — VA Expands Medical Reimbursement Period for Drinking Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune

August 7, 2016

LVMAC Poster Art 2005On 18 July the VA issued a final ruling which expanded eligibility for those who may have been affected by drinking contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune.  The window of eligibility has been expanded by about two and a half years.  Previously, you must have been there from 1 January 1957 to 31 December 1987.

You may now be eligible for VA health benefits if you served on active duty or resided (family members) at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987. Read the rest of this entry »


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