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In Less Than One Year 500 Veterans Enrolled in WDVA Program that Helps At-Risk Individuals

March 7, 2019

CHIPPEWA FALLS - 
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary-designee Mary Kolar announced today that in less than one year, the WDVA has enrolled over 500 veterans in the Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program (VORP) that provides case management and support, as well as connects veterans to community services, with a special focus on mental health and substance abuse treatment and recovery. Governor Tony Evers’ 2019-2021 budget proposal seeks to make the VORP, which was funded by the Legislature as a project in April 2018, a permanent program.

Secretary-designee Kolar Announces WDVA Leadership Team

January 11, 2019

MADISON - Secretary-designee Mary M. Kolar announced today the leadership team of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. James Bond has been named Deputy Secretary, Kathy Still has been named Assistant Deputy Secretary, Carla Vigue will serve as Communications Director and Chad Kolien will serve as Chief Legal Counsel. 

Governor Scott Walker Announces $400,000 for Non-Profit Organizations to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs

October 29, 2018

MADISON - Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Dan Zimmerman announced today $400,000 in grants to non-profit organizations that provide entrepreneurship training, or technical, business or other assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to improve employment outcomes.

WDVA to Expand Homeless Veteran Program, Services to Green Bay

August 31, 2018

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) has been awarded a grant from the US Department of Veterans Affairs to continue to operate and expand Wisconsin’s successful Veterans Housing and Recovery Program (VHRP) which provides temporary housing, training, and supportive services to military Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in order to help them obtain permanent housing. 


Wisconsin announces talent attraction initiative, welcomes service members transitioning to civilian life

August 27, 2018

MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) on August 24 announced the official rollout of its historic $1.9 million talent attraction initative. A delegation from Wisconsin will travel to 16 military installations across the country to get in front of service members transitioning to civilian life and tell them why our great state is the top place for them and their families to live, study, work and unwind.

Non-profit Organizations Serving Veterans and Their Families Can Apply for WDVA Grant

August 1, 2018

MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Dan Zimmerman announced that the WDVA has started accepting applications for grants up to $25,000 from registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide financial assistance or other services to Wisconsin veterans and their families. Nonprofits interested in applying for this grant opportunity must submit their completed applications by September 28, 2018.


Grants Now Available for Non-Profit Organizations to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs, Improve Employment

June 16, 2018

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) announced today that grant applications are now being accepted from registered 501(c)(3)  or 501(c)(6) non-profit organizations that provide entrepreneurship training, or technical, business or other assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to improve employment outcomes.  Non-profit organizations interested in applying for this grant opportunity must submit their completed applications by Friday, September 14, 2018.


Governor Scott Walker Proclaims Women Veterans Day in Wisconsin

June 12, 2018

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker proclaimed that  June 12 is Women Veterans Day in Wisconsin. The day is meant to honor the more than 30,000 women Veterans living in Wisconsin. On June 12, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, which enabled women to serve in the military alongside men.

WDVA Remembers Fallen Military at Memorial Day Ceremonies at State Cemeteries, Veterans Homes

June 4, 2018

MADISON – Thousands of people joined together to reflect, remember and honor those who died while defending our freedom in a series of amotional Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs-organizaed ceremonies over Memorial Day weekend.


WDVA’s Veterans Home at King to Celebrate Grand Opening of Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s James Megellas Gallery

April 18, 2018

KING - Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Daniel J. Zimmerman and Wisconsin Veterans Museum Director Michael Telzrow are pleased to announce the grand re-opening of the James Megellas Gallery at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum at King.

DOC AND WDVA Host Resource Fairs for Incarcerated Veterans

April 17, 2018

FOX LAKE – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC), the US Department of Veterans Affairs and multiple other local, state and federal groups, is hosting a series of expos to provide incarcerated veterans information about benefits, programs and services available to them. The expos help incarcerated veterans better prepare for release and give them the resources they need to help transition them to communities in Wisconsin..