Let’s Talk About It: COVID Disaster Relief Grants available through Veterans Service Organizations
Kris Norton, Kris@ksdmradio.com (12/03/2020)
Marc Lessard, representing Veterans Service Organizations, joined The Morning Show Thursday to highlight ways for borderland veterans to receive assistance in these unusual times.
From a pool that began with $6.2 million dollars in available funding, approximately $2.8 million remains. Lessard shared three separate, specific, relief grants now available to veterans.
- The COVID-19 Disaster Relief Grant includes a one-time $1,000 grant to veterans affected by the pandemic. The benefit is paid directly to the veteran or surviving spouse.
- The COVID-19 Special Needs Grant is a one-time $3,000 grant for those who have been financially impacted by the pandemic. The grant would be paid directly to creditors.
- COVID-19 K-12 Distance Learning Support Grant: one-time assistance for $3,000 to veterans who have been financially impacted by the pandemic. This grant is available for parents of children in K-12 who have: experienced reduced income, newly enrolled in private or home schooling, a child who requires new daycare to facilitate work, or a newly-employed person for assistance.
Further explanation can be found in the full conversation (found below), or by calling the local offices at 283-1179.