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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Disaster Relief Grants Available for Blue Earth County Veterans

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As a result of recent fall 2016 flooding, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is offering Disaster Relief Grants for reimbursable expenses to Veterans in Blue Earth County that are homesteaded residents.

Veterans, their families, and surviving spouses may be eligible for a disaster relief grant of up to $1,000 if they have not received other state or federal assistance.

Original receipts for expenditures must be dated no earlier than September 21, 2016 and no later than November 2, 2016. MDVA must receive all completed applications and receipts with a postmarked date no later than February 28, 2017.

Veterans and their families can obtain an application for disaster relief by visiting the Veteran Services page on the County website. Those planning to submit an application or that may have questions are asked to contact Blue Earth County Veteran Services at (507) 304-4246 for assistance.

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