Flood Relief Grants Available for Veterans and Families

As a result of severe flooding in parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is offering Flood Relief Grants for reimbursable expenses to Veterans in approximately 35 Minnesota counties.

Affected counties include Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Dakota, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Jackson, Lac Qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Pipestone, Ramsey, Rice, Rock, Scott, Sibley, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, Watonwan, Winona and Yellow Medicine. The most severe damage is focused on Blue Earth, Goodhue, Martin, Olmsted, Rice, Steele and Wabasha counties.

Veterans, their families and surviving spouses may be eligible for reimbursement assistance funds of up to $750 if they have not received FEMA or other assistance.

Veterans and their families should contact their local County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) for more information on this program or to request a Flood Relief Grant.

All eligible applications and copies of receipts must be dated between disaster timeframe, as designated by the Governor and/or FEMA. Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2010