The National Association of Counties (NACo) has taken to the hill to secure funding for County Veteran Service Officers (CVSO). During NACo’s March Legislative Conference, NACo members advocated on behalf of increased support for CVSOs.
Senator Tammy Baldwin (WI) drafted a bill that would allow the Secretary of U.S. Veteran Affairs (VA) to enter into contracts with state departments of veteran affairs allowing states to expand and support CVSOs and their outreach to veterans. The legislation would also result in funding of $25 million annually for three years. States would be required to submit three year plans for use of funds and receive grants through the program established in the bill. The bill has not yet been introduced, but a current draft of the bill can be found