Michigan Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs Launches New Websites

The Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs announced the launch of four new department websites Wednesday.

These include: Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA), Michigan Veteran Homes (MVH) and Michigan Youth Challenge Academy (MYCA).

The new websites stem from a multi-year statewide website content management replacement project to update and replace over 110 executive branch websites.

“Our websites provide valuable information and services to our service members, employees, stakeholders and the communities we serve. That is why it was imperative that we remove and prevent barriers to accessibility while improving site navigation to key services so that all visitors will have a positive experience when interacting with our websites,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul D. Rogers, adjutant general and director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

While the new department websites will include an updated design, some key services were improved. This includes the MVAA benefits counselor map, which helps connect Michigan veterans and their dependents to resources.

“Our new and improved benefits counselor map offers a quick and easy way for veterans and dependents across Michigan to connect with the Veteran Service Officer (VSO) closest to them,” said Zaneta Adams, director of the MVAA. “These highly-trained counselors will help connect veterans to the education, financial and healthcare benefits they have earned through their service to our state and nation.”

Other benefits of the new websites include the following:

  • Leveraging an updated design that provides a unified look across all state websites
  • Utilizing standard navigation structures and improved site and content accessibility
  • Providing responsive mobile-friendly pages and content
  • Integrating social media directly on websites
  • Streamlining content structure based on key services

Following recognition from the Center for Digital Government for being named the top U.S. government state for overall experience in 2021, the project reinforces Michigan’s longstanding work of enhancing online services and improving user experience for Michiganders.

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