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Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Board of Directors

The Michigan Veterans Trust Fund was created in 1946 from $50 million in postwar reserve funds. In 1996, the Veterans Trust Fund was provided additional protection by being added to the State Constitution with voter approval of Proposal C. The Veterans Trust Fund was established to provide grants for the emergency needs of veterans.

 

The Veterans Trust Fund, utilizing approximately $2 million of interest earnings from the trust, administers the Emergency Grant Program.Emergency Grants are available to honorably discharged war time service veterans and their dependents during times of unforeseen and short term financial emergencies or hardships.

 

Veterans Trust Fund grant policies and adjudication, county committee appointments and expenditure from trust earnings are governed by a seven-member, governor appointed board of trustees nominated by statutorily designated state veteran service organizations and three Independent appointments representing veterans for staggered three year terms.

 

The Veterans Trust Fund also functions as the state central repository for DD-214s (copy 6) since 1979 and maintains separation documents of Michigan veterans granted state service bonuses from WWI, WWII, Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War.

 

Statute

 

Public Act 9 of 1946, MCLA 35.603

 

 

Members

 

John James, Farmington Hills

Veterans

Term ends 2/25/15

 

Brandi McBride, Hudsonville

Veterans

Term ends 2/25/15

 

Barry Wood, Hastings

Represents the American Legion

Term ends 2/25/16

 

Robert Williams, Benton Harbor

Represents Veterans of Foreign Wars

Term ends 2/25/16

Shawn Wilson. Lincoln Park
Represents Disabled American Veterans
Term expires 2/25/17

Jason Biber, Brighton
Marine Corps League, a Congressionally chartered veteran service organization
Term ends 2/25/17

Charles Kosal, Oxford
Veterans
Term ends 2/25/17

 

 

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