Georgia is making a $750,000 grant program to help psychological well being packages for navy service members, veterans and their households by way of a regulation signed Tuesday by Gov. Brian Kemp.
Georgia’s Division of Veterans Service will supply grants to nonprofit teams to offer psychological well being and habit providers to these teams below Home Invoice 414.
The Republican Kemp instructed a gaggle of lawmakers and veterans at a state Capitol ceremony in Atlanta that the hassle is modeled on a clinic in Hinesville, close to Fort Stewart, that opened final 12 months. The Cohen Household Clinic gives free providers to navy members, veterans and their households and is run by Aspire Well being Companions. The Florida-based nonprofit runs the same clinic in Tampa.
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“For much too lengthy, lots of those that have sacrificed a lot for freedoms have struggled with psychological well being challenges in silence,” Kemp stated Tuesday. “Whether or not as a result of stigma, or lack of assets, or any variety of different obstacles, these heroes have been unable to obtain the assistance they want and deserve.”
To win a grant, an applicant should present that it makes use of evidence-based practices, trains workers members to know the navy, and connects shoppers to different psychological well being providers upon discharge. Precedence will probably be given to places inside 50 miles of a navy base.
Functions for grants are purported to be out there quickly.
Kemp on Tuesday additionally signed Senate Invoice 21, which overhauls the board of the Georgia Veterans Service Basis, and Home Invoice 175, which creates a retired navy license plate and permits disabled veterans to exempt their car from taxation even when they do not use the present disabled veteran plate.