H.R.1749 - PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1] (Introduced 03/13/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/13/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1749 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/13/2019)
PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program Act
This bill requires 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 entities include (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.