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Independent 2013 Survey Shows Veterans Highly Satisfied with VA Care (4/16/2014)

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), an independent customer service survey, ranks the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) customer satisfaction among Veteran patients among the best in the nation and equal to or better than ratings for private sector hospitals. The 2013 ACSI report assessed satisfaction among Veterans who have recently been patients of VA's Veterans Health Administration (VHA) inpatient and outpatient services. ACSI is the nation's only cross-industry measure of customer satisfaction, providing benchmarking between the public and private sectors.

VA Researchers Receive Nation's Top Award for Early Career Scientists (4/15/2014)

- Four Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researchers were among the 102 recipients of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) honored at a ceremony held April 14th. The PECASE is the highest honor conferred by the U.S. government on federal researchers in the early stages of their careers.

VA Hosts Senior International Forum and Ministerial Summit on Veterans Affairs (4/8/2014)

Ministers responsible for Veterans Affairs and officials from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States today completed a series of meetings at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY discussing the latest research, best practices and various areas of collaboration to address the growing needs of Veterans.

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Grant Information Easy To Find On New Webpage

Posted: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:12 +0000

grantsVeterans and organizations serving Veterans can now find information on VA grant programs all in one place, on our new VA grants webpage.

This new, more user-friendly page provides information on grant programs such as VA’s homeless program and Veterans cemetery grants services, and opportunities with federal partner agencies, including the Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, and Housing and Urban Development’s Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration.

“We rely on organizations outside of VA to make sure that our Veterans and their families can access the services they have earned,” said Thomas Graves, director of VA’s Grants Management Services. “Our focus is on helping those organizations spend more time working with Veterans and less time researching the funding to do it.”

The webpage can also be accessed here where a listing of all Veteran-focused federal financial assistance can be found.  Here Veterans and partner organizations will also find links to all VA grant programs and the resources that support them.

The VA grant programs include:
State Home Per Diem Program (SHPD)
Construction of State Home Facilities (SHC)
Grant and Per Diem (GPD)
Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF)
National Veteran Sports Program (NVSP)
Specially Adapted Housing Assistance Technology (SAHAT)
Grants for Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas (TVHRA)
Rural Veterans Coordination Program (RVCP)
State Nurse Retention Grant Program (SNRGP)
Veterans Cemetery Grants Services (VCGS)