H.R.897 - To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to State and local entities to carry out peer-to-peer mental health programs.115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1] (Introduced 02/06/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.897 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/06/2017)
This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish the P.F.C. Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support program to make grants to eligible entities for peer-to-peer mental health programs for veterans.
"Eligible entity" means: (1) a nonprofit organization having historically served the mental health needs of veterans; (2) a congressionally chartered veteran service organization; or (3) a state, local, or tribal veteran service agency, director, or commissioner.
The VA shall establish an advisory committee to create appropriate program standards.