First Ever County Veteran Fund in Michigan Approved At Lower Rate Than Expected
Lawmakers approved the first ever county veteran fund in Michigan, but with less than half of the money that was proposed.
The original plan called for $5 million to be put into the program, but the bill passed by the house Tuesday only sets aside $2.1 million.
Each county will get a base grant of $25,000 and if the money’s available, counties can get more funding based on their per-capita veteran populations.
Representative Jason Wentworth from Clare says the fund will help veterans access needed services and file paperwork for federal benefits.