Burns: $39,746 to help fund local veterans’ program

Grant made possible by donations from Pennsylvanians

EBENSBURG, Sept. 16 – As a strong supporter for veterans and their families, state Rep. Frank Burns today was pleased to announce that a local veterans’ program was selected to receive a $39,746 grant.

“Our veterans have sacrificed so much for the rest of us, answering the call of duty and honor on behalf of their nation,” Burns said. “This grant will ensure they can continue to access needed programs and resources.”

The grant to Veteran Community Initiatives is made possible by Pennsylvanians who chose to donate $3 when applying for or renewing their driver’s license, photo ID or vehicle registrations, along with proceeds from specialty license plates. More information about the state’s Veteran Trust Fund is available here.

Since taking office Burns has helped secure more than $200 million in state and federal funds for Cambria County programs and projects, from water and sewer infrastructure, to social programs and anti-bullying efforts.

He has also regularly held veterans’ outreach programs, including his annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon and supported legislation for veterans and their families, including the PA GI Bill, which established the Military Family Education Program that provides education benefits for long-standing members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.