Disaster Relief Grants Available for Veterans and Their Families

Posted at: 06/25/2014 11:19 PM
Updated at: 06/25/2014 11:20 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- There may be some relief for families affected by flooding.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering grants of up to $1,000 to veterans and their families for disaster relief.

This is only available for those who have not received other state or federal assistance.

Families should contact their respective County Veteran Service Office to apply for a Disaster Relief Grant, or call 1-888-LINKVET (546-5838) to find their closest office.

Receipts for costs must be dated between June 11, 2014 and August 31, 2014 to qualify.  All applications and receipts must be postmarked by September 30, 2014.

Residents in the following counties may qualify:  Beltrami, Blue Earth, Brown, Dodge, Faribault, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Hubbard, Jackson, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Lyon, Koochiching, McLeod, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pipestone, Ramsey, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Roseau, Saint Louis, Scott, Sibley, Steele, Todd, and Waseca.