Wisconsin Administrative Code
Department of Veterans Affairs
Chapter VA 15 - American Indian Veterans' Service Grants
Section VA 15.03 - Budget and operating standards
Current through February 27, 2023
In order to qualify for an American Indian veterans' service grant, the governing body of the tribe or band:
(1)Shall appoint a veterans' service officer who is a veteran and shall give the officer duties described in s. 45.80(5), Stats., except that the officer shall report to the governing body of the tribe or band.
(2)Shall provide sufficient staff to permit adequate service to tribal veterans. If it is not required that full or part time staff be hired in addition to the tribal veterans' service officer, the governing body of the tribe or band shall keep the tribal veterans' service office open and staffed during normal tribal or band working hours by providing staff from full time tribal or band offices who will receive telephone and personal inquiries in the absence of the tribal veterans' service officer during such hours.
(3)Shall authorize sufficient supplies, office space, and services to permit adequate service to the tribal veterans, including telephone expenses.
(4)Shall authorize sufficient travel by the tribal veterans' service office staff to permit adequate service to the tribal veterans, including travel to offices of veterans' agencies, veterans' service conferences, institutes and workshops and shall provide equitable allowance or reimbursement for such travel at the same rate other tribal employees are paid.
Cr. Register, July, 2000, No. 535, eff. 8-1-00; correction in (1) made under s. 13.92(4) (b) 7, Stats., Register March 2013 No. 687; 2013 Wis. Act 189: am. (1) Register April 2014 No. 700, eff. 5-1-14.