Harrisburg, Pa – Governor Tom Wolf announced on Thursday that $800,000 of grant money from the Veterans Trust Fund (VTF) will be awarded to 29 Pennsylvania organizations that support veterans’ programs throughout the Commonwealth.
The VTF is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) and is funded by generous Pennsylvanians who voluntarily donate $3 when applying for or renewing their driver’s license, photo ID, or a motor vehicle registration.
The VTF also receives proceeds from the sale of Honoring Our Veterans license plates as well as private donations.
Since the program began in 2013, over $3.6 million has been awarded to organizations that serve Pennsylvania veterans.
Governor Wolf spoke of the VTF “as an important source of funding for organizations and county offices that provide much-needed programs and services for veterans…addressing critical issues including homelessness, employment, addiction treatment, behavioral health, and nutrition.”
All grant awards are contingent upon the completion of a fully executed grant agreement.
For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.donate.dmva.pa.gov.