National Mobility Awareness Month02/24/2012
National Mobility Awareness Month is a proclaimed month that will be celebrated throughout the month of May. The purpose is to educate the public that people with disabilities constitute the 2nd largest minority group in the United States. Over 18 million people in the U.S. and Canada have mobility...more
VA Budget Request Tops $140 Billion for Veterans Programs02/13/2012
With more than 1 million active-duty personnel scheduled to join the ranks of America’s 22 million Veterans during the next five years, the President has proposed a $140.3 billion budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.
“As our newest Veterans return...more
South Dakota notified of funding for state veterans home02/10/2012
The State of South Dakota has been notified that federal grant funding will be made available to build a new state veterans’ home in Hot Springs. South Dakota’s application was selected for approval from a long list of projects submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Operation black hills cabin02/10/2012
Founded in 2011 by Jeff and Pat Baird, a retired military couple, Operation Black Hills Cabin is located just outside of Custer SD, in the beautiful Black Hills. Its purpose is to offer a week’s vaca-tion to qualifying wounded veterans and their families, from the Iraq/Afghanistan campaign, at...more
North Central Chapter PVA receives $5,000 Grant from Chrisopher & Dana Reeve Foundation02/09/2012
NORTH CENTRAL CHAPTER PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA RECEIVES $5,000.00 GRANT FROM CHRISTOPHER & DANA REEVE FOUNDATION FOR THE 10th ANNUAL SD FIREFIGHTERS/PVA “GONE FISHING” EVENT
The North Central Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America is proud to announce that it has received a $5,000.00 Quality...more
SIOUX FALLS VA NON-VA CARE COORDINATION DEPARTMENT02/06/2012
We are pleased to announce a new department, Non-VA Care Coordination (NVCC) Department established January 31 to help us manage non-VA care.
What is non-VA care? This is care authorized for a Veteran when he/she requires services we are not able to provide. In some cases, it’s also authorized...more
2012 Legislative Coffees01/28/2012
2012 Legislative coffee sessions with SD district legislators are starting soon. This is a great way to hear and ask questions, and there is no cost to attend. All sessions are at the Downtown Holiday Inn City Centre 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM.
o January 28 – International Room
o February 4 – Starlite...more
House VA Subcommittee Holds Hearing on VA’s Compensated Work Therapy Program01/23/2012
On December 14, the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, held an oversight hearing to discuss the successes of VA’s Compensated Work Therapy Program (CWT). Compensated Work Therapy is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) vocational rehabilitation...more