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VA and NASDVA Renew Partnership for Vets

On February 22, 2016 Secretary Bob McDonald signed a renewed memorandum of agreement with NASDVA.  VA and NASDVA represent the largest and second largest providers of beneifts and services to Veterans.

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VA Grant Opportunities Online

Interested in VA grant opportunies in the areas of Homelessness, Veterans Homes, Cemeteries, and Adaptive Sports?  Check out www.Grants.gov

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Explore the benefits and services VA offers to Veterans and their families.  Try out the VA Benefits Navigator to see what you may be eligible to receive.

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Veterans Crisis Line: Confidential help for Vets

The Veterans Crisis Line is open 24/7/365 to assist Veterans and family members.

  • Call 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)
  • Text at 838255, or
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The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) serves as the Department's liaison in all intergovernmental affairs matters and is the primary point of contact with federal, state, local, American Indian, and Native Alaskan Government officials. The mission of IGA is to coordinate VA's participation in intergovernmental affairs initiatives, including White House-sponsored activities, and assess the issues and concerns of state, local, and Tribal officials and the impact of VA's action on their areas of jurisdiction. The office also facilitates continuous and bilateral communications between state and Tribal governments and VA to gain early knowledge of their actions, concerns, issues, and supporting programs.

Intergovernmental Affairs

  • Serves as the primary contact with the White House, other Federal agencies, and state and local government officials on projects affecting VA initiatives.
  • Acts as the central contact point for the State and Local Government Veterans Officials.

International Affairs

  • Coordinates with other federal agencies in developing programs and subject matter exchanges for representatives of foreign governments concerning veteran issues.
  • Organizes with foreign governments all international commemorative events such as the anniversary of foreign wars, battles, and official recognition by foreign governments of our veterans.

Tribal Government Relations

  • Consults with American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments to develop partnerships that enhance access to services and benefits by Veterans and their families.
  • Enhances government-to-government relations with American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments.

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  • Benefits:
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  • Health Care:
    1-877-222-VETS (8387)
  • VA Inspector General:
    1-800-488-8244
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    1-800-273-8255 Press 1

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