H.R.2650 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a grant program to provide assistance to States in providing veterans with advice and assistance concerning veterans' benefits.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Panetta, Leon [D-CA-16] (Introduced 06/13/1991)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/13/1991 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2650 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/13/1991)
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a program which provides grants to State programs for advising and assisting veterans in matters concerning veterans' benefits.
Outlines State grant application requirements, including the submission of a plan for the coordination of State veterans' services assistance programs with activities and programs of local veterans' service organizations. Requires such plan to assure that local veterans' service authorities will: (1) manage and deliver the services under the program; (2) determine the specific advice and assistance to be provided to veterans under the program; and (3) assume a portion of program costs.
Requires States, as a condition of grant approval, to match Federal grant funding on a prorated basis for the first two fiscal years, and to match equally such funding for the third and subsequent fiscal years.
Directs the Secretary to prescribe regulations to be used in: (1) evaluating State grant applications; and (2) the administration of the program.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1992 through 1994.