Local veteran programs receive nearly $1.5 million in grants

Posted at 8:56 PM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 20:58:40-04

Virginian Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will award money to veteran programs in areas around Virginia.

Grants will be awarded to housing authorities and nonprofit organizations to help ongoing efforts in the Commonwealth.

The money will help prevent homelessness and will provide stable housing for low-income veterans and their families.

Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation received $815,048 to serve Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Franklin, and Isle of Wight County.

Hampton Roads Community Action Program, Inc. received $269,185 to serve Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, James City, and York.

STOP Incorporated received $411,912 to serve Chesapeake, Franklin, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Northampton, and Accomack.

The funding for these grants came from the V-A’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families program.