FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATEHOUSE (April 6, 2017) — State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) today applauded the Senate’s proposed version of House Bill 1001 for including various funding increases for veteran organizations and programs to support Hoosier veterans. Sen. Delph and State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) were at the forefront of bills involving Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments (HBOT) and Homeless Veterans Grants.
HB 1001 would allocate the following funds to the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA):
Additionally, Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) will receive a total of $910,000 per year to help improve veterans’ access to services. VSOs advocate for veterans and help them get their benefits. The VSOs named in the budget are:
“This funding will help IDVA and these VSOs better serve veterans by helping them access their hard-earned federal benefits, while improving their quality of life,” Sen. Delph said. “Hoosier veterans have made great sacrifices and I am grateful to see they will continue to be taken care of.”
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