Services for military veterans in their home communities will be more flexible and stable because of a new Michigan law initiated by Rep. Annette Glenn.
The new law revises criteria for a county veteran service fund helping local offices across the state deliver services. The plan waives certain “maintenance of effort” spending level requirements on county programs for veterans and provides more flexibility on how grant money can be spent. Glenn’s legislation will make it easier for a county to provide direct financial assistance through its veteran service operation.
“This was a change that became necessary because of challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the new law will also improve services for our military heroes moving forward,” Glenn, R-Midland, said after her bill was signed by Gov. Whitmer. “The improved flexibility allowed by this change will help ensure veterans get the type of assistance they need when and where they need it.”
Glenn’s measure – House Bill 4122 – received unanimous bipartisan support in the Legislature earlier this month.