Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) awarded $250,000 in grants to 42 nonprofit organizations that will provide financial assistance or other services to Wisconsin veterans and their families.
“Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our country and they deserve the best when they conclude active duty service,” Governor Walker said. “These grants will fund things like emergency financial assistance, transitional housing, and service dogs for veterans with disabilities. I thank all of the grant recipients for their commitment to serving Wisconsin’s veterans.”
This WDVA nonprofit grant program was signed into law by Governor Walker on April 6, 2014 (2013 Act 190), after receiving broad bipartisan support in the State Legislature. The bill, Assembly Bill 805, was authored by Representative Warren Petryk (R-Eleva) and Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon). The law provides a maximum total of $250,000 for grants up to $25,000 for registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits.