Utah Department of Veterans Affairs
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
The Utah Department of Veterans Affairs is uniquely qualified to offer assistance to veterans but does not otherwise have the financial capability to place employees throughout the state. The AmeriCorps Grant will allow the UDVA to enhance and expand its' Outreach Program to all areas of the state, through the use of veterans as AmeriCorps members. AmeriCorps will help solve this problem by allowing local veterans who are "veterans of the Veteran Administration system" to serve their peers in a meaning full way that they otherwise would not be able to. AmeriCorps allows a significant expansion of the outreach program from 5 representatives to 25 representatives.