The Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA) is accepting non-competitive applications for each County to receive approximately $4,200 to fund local efforts to help address veterans suicide in their communities.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA) is asking interested counties to help with veterans suicide awareness and prevention efforts at the local level. ODVA is making available an estimated $4,200 to each of Oregon’s 36 counties to help with veterans suicide prevention; this amount may increase if some counties opt not to participate. These funds were created as a result of passage of Ballot Measure 96 in November 2016; BM 96 dedicates 1.5 percent of lottery proceeds for services to veterans. This is not a grant, and ODVA will not be asking for reporting of the funds or follow-up results.

In order to receive funding for your County, please complete and return this one-page Veterans Suicide Awareness and Prevention Funds Request form to farkas@ODVA.state.or.us by June 15, 2018.

ODVA encourages all Counties to help highlight