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Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

VA Programs

Listed below are some of the many programs VA and other federal agencies operate to benefit Veterans and others.

Center for Minority Veterans (VA)

The Center for Minority Veterans assists eligible veterans in their efforts to receive benefits and services from VA. The Center acts only as a mediator and facilitator -- As such the Center does not process claims, handle equal employment complaints, or employee relation problems. The Center is dedicated to ensuring that all veterans are aware of benefits, services, and programs offered by VA.

Center for Verification and Evaluation (VA)

The Verification Program is administered by VA's Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE). Companies who receive a favorable decision from the Verfication Program are listed on the public VetBiz Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database and are eligible to participate in VA's buying authority established under Public Law 109-461, Section 502 and 503, as amended by Public Law 111-275, Section 104.

Center for Women Veterans (VA)

The Center for Women Veterans ensures that VA health care and benefits programs are responsive to the gender-specific needs of women veterans and that women veterans have access to VA benefits and services.

Homeless Assistance Programs & Initiatives (VA) 

The homeless programs promote the development and provision of housing and other supportive services.  Homeless veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and obtain greater self-determination. 

Loan Guaranty Service (VA)

Loan Guaranty Service Sales to Homeless Provider Information Sheet

Non-profit organizations including faith-based non-profit may be eligible to purchase Department of Veterns Affairs (VA) acquired properties at a discount.  The non-profit must agree to use the property as a shelter for homeless veterans and their famillies for not less than 3 years. 

Loan Guaranty Service Sales to Homeless Provider Fact Sheet

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Loan Guaranty Service Acquired Property Sales to Homeless Providers program is designed to make available single-family homes at a discount off of of the list price for the purpose of estalishing homeless shelters for primarly homeless veterans. 

National Cemetery Administration (VA)

NCA is responsible for providing burial benefits to veterans and eligible dependents. The delivery of these benefits involves managing National Cemeteries, providing grave markers, administering the State Cemetery Grants Program that complements the National Cemeteries network, and providing Presidential Memorial Certificates to next of kin of deceased veterans. 

Centralized Contracting Division Fact Sheet

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a government headstone or mark for the grave of an deceased eligible; veterans in any cemetery around the world.

Centralized Contracting Division Information Sheet

There are many procurment opportunities available to small business concerns desiring to contract with the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) to provide headstones, grave markers, and inscription services on a local and national-wide basis.

NCA Volunteerism Infomation Sheet

The National Cemetery Administration (NCA) provides many volunteer opportunities to the public serving America's vetetans.  Volunteers help NCA to meet our mission of providing burial space for America's Veterans and maintaining our cemeteries as national shrines.

VA National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events (VA)

Each year, VA sponsors four national events for U.S. military veterans served by VA medical facilities nationwide. Each program enhances the physical, social, and emotional well-being of veterans who participate. Veterans involved in these events - and the hundreds of VA employees and volunteers who support them each year - all share a strong sense of purpose and camaraderie.    

Office of Survivors Assistance (OSA)

The Office of Survivors Assistance (OSA) honors the commitment made to our Veterans and military members by serving as a resource regarding all benefits and services furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs to Survivors and dependents of deceased Veterans.  OSA ensures that surviving spouses, children and parents of deceased Veterans have access to all applicable benefits and services under the law and serves as an advocate.

Veterans Benefits Administration (VA) 

VBA provides benefits and services to the veteran population through 58 VA regional offices. Some of the benefits and services for veterans and their dependents include compensation and pension, education, loan guaranty, and insurance. Information on projects and special programs can be found.

VA Voluntary Services (VA) 

The Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) Program, the largest volunteer program in the federal government, has provided over 56 years of service to America’s veterans seeking care in VA health care facilities and in community-based programs. 

Voluntary Service: Building a Partnership with Community Organizations

VA Voluntary Service is the larget volunteer program in the Federal government.  Primarly through a stong partnership with community organizations VA Voluntary Service has provide over 663.5 milliom hours of service to meet veteran health care needs.