Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that 14 county veterans’ affairs offices and 34 charitable or veteran service organizations would receive grants from the Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF). He said the funding would fill gaps in services to veterans that would otherwise go unfulfilled. The VTF is funded by voluntary $5 donations from Pennsylvanians and proceeds from the sale of Honoring Our Veterans and Honoring our Women Veterans license plates.
The $200,000 grant for veterans’ affairs officers will focus on veterans’ outreach, veterans’ courts and training and capacity building. The recipients include the Berks County Office of Veterans Affairs, Cambria County Office of Veterans Affairs, Juniata County and Mifflin County Office of Veterans Affairs and Northampton County Office of Veterans Affairs.
The $1.15 million VTF grant for veteran service organizations includes 501(c)(19) nonprofits and 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. The awardees include Adventures in Training with a Purpose in Allegheny County, Alfred L. Wilson Memorial VFW Post 7219 in Fayette County, Building Bridges Foundation at Anderson Farm in Lancaster County and Alpha Bravo Canine in Philadelphia County.