NM will receive $2 million grant from VA to increase veteran health services

Updated: 09/02/2014 4:24 PM | Created: 09/02/2014 4:22 PM
By: Blair Miller,

ALBUQUERQUE -- The New Mexico Department of Veterans' Services will receive $2 million in federal grant money in an attempt to increase access to health care and benefits for veterans and their families living in rural New Mexico.

The pilot program, started by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, selected five entities nationwide for the two year grant program aimed at helping families transition from military to civilian life.

The funding could be used to increase health care and benefit coordination for veterans, as well as provide better-quality medical and mental health services.

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