Wisconsin Administrative Code
(VA) - Department of Veterans Affairs
VA 8 - County Veterans' Service Grants
VA 8.02 - Application, report and eligibility
§ VA 8.02. Application, report and eligibility
(1) APPLICATION. Application for county veterans' service grants shall be made by the county not later than May 15 of the calendar year for which the grant is claimed on forms prepared by the department. An application must be accompanied by a copy of the budget proposed for the county veterans' service office for the fiscal year for which the grant is claimed. Application shall be made annually, and the county must meet minimum budget and operating standards established by the department for the county veterans' service office in order to qualify for the initial grant and for each succeeding grant.
(2) REPORT. For the initial application, a copy of the last report, if any, to the county board or county clerk covering operation of the county veterans' service office and county veterans service commission shall be submitted with the application, and when such report for the fiscal year immediately preceding the fiscal year for which the grant is claimed has been completed it shall also be submitted to the department. For subsequent applications, a report on county veterans' service office operations shall be submitted on uniform report forms established by the department as soon as completed. The department shall establish a standard system for evaluating the various types of veterans' service work performed by county veterans' service offices, including applications submitted for state and federal benefits, travel in veterans' service work, veterans service commission activity, etc.
(3) ELIGIBILITY. Only a county which meets minimum budget and operating standards established by the department and which chooses any new county veterans service officer elected after August 5, 1973, from a list of candidates certified by the director of the state bureau of personnel or appoints such service officer under ch. 63, Stats., may be eligible for a grant. No grant shall be disbursed until the report required and a certified copy of the budget adopted by the county board for county veterans' service office operation for the fiscal year for which the grant is claimed have been received by the department.(Cr. Register, December, 1973, No. 216, eff. 1-1-74; am. (1), Register, December, 1979, No. 288, eff. 1-1-80; 2103 Wis. Act 189: am. (1) Register April 2014 No. 700, eff. 5-1-14.)