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In 1888, the Washington Territorial Legislature passed a law allowing counties to provide financial support “For the relief

of indigent and suffering union soldiers, sailors, and marines, who served in the wars of rebellion, or in the war with Mexico, and their families, or families of those deceased, who need assistance…”

State of the Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Fund
February 7, 2011

Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board

Index
Recent History of Veterans Assistance Program……………………….3 Direct Services Summary of Assistance 2004 - 2010…………………4 2010 Expenditures for Direct Services to Individual Veterans…………5 Budget 2007 through 2011…………………………………………..6 Composite Perspective By Program……………………………………7 2012 Scenario………………………………………………………...8

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Recent History of Veterans Assistance Program
2006 Kitsap County Auditor and Board of County Commissioners agree to transfer the administration of the Veterans Assistance Fund (VAF) to the BCC. County Ordinance 2.92 Veterans Relief is repealed and readopted assigning administration of the VAF to the Department of Personnel & Human Resources. Policy and Procedures Manual created setting protocols for distribution of funds. Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board established. 2007 Kitsap Community Resources contracted to provide case management and distribute direct services to indigent veterans including referrals to non-veteran programs. Underwrote and organized first countywide Stand Down at county fairgrounds with Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance. Hosted information meeting with social service agencies. 2008 Hosted regional meeting of county veteran assistance programs. Created legislative bill to close loop omitting National Guard and Reservists from accessing assistance funds (died on senate floor). Hosted meeting with local social service agencies to determine gaps in services to low income and homeless. Funded and organized Stand Downs in spring and fall. Organized and participated in funeral procession to Mt. Tahoma National Cemetery for remains of six unclaimed veterans. Hosted regional meetings of advisory boards and assistance fund staffs from Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, and Mason counties. Met with VA Healthcare upper management to discuss ways to help VA enhance and expand their homeless veterans program and relocation of the Bremerton Community Based Outpatient Clinic. Supported levy changes that would enhance revenue. Hired two homeless advocates to find and survey homeless veterans living in tents, vehicles or on street. Funded and organized Stand Downs in spring and fall.
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2009 Passage of EHB 1049 and SB 5036 in the legislature, closing the loophole omitting National Guard and Reservists. Worked with local Women Veterans America chapter (now defunct) to determine best way to reach out to survivors of Military Sexual Trauma. Specific contact information published on Stand Down flyers and in Stand Down Survey. Contract with WashingtonCASH to provide entrepreneurial training for veterans. Reallocation of VA resources in Kitsap County. County Commissioner Garrido wrote letter to director for VA Health Services Puget Sound. No reply. Funded and organized Stand Downs in spring and fall. 2010 Reviewed and revised Policy and Procedures Manual. Completed three sessions of veteran entrepreneurial training.

Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program—Direct Services Summary of Assistance 2004 - 2010 Year # veterans # applications filed Money in direct services 2004 160 168 $86,117 2005 208 225 $124,653 2006 111 138 $59,207 2007 215 247 $129,125 2008 282 524 $253,607 2009 352 698 $305,356 2010 370 746 $332,702

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Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program—2010 Expenditures for Direct Services to Individual Veterans Jan-10 Feb-10 Mar-10 Apr-10 May-10 Jun-10 Jul-10 Aug-10 Sep-10 Oct-10 Nov-10 Dec-10 15,679 9,846 8,297 9,002 17,593 13,192 11,488 15,913 16,528 12,936 9,174 18,042 1,390 1,606 1,400 1,371 2,368 2,103 1,495 1,746 1,721 1,547 1,765 1,597 8,104 6,466 5,134 6,799 7,800 3,862 2,554 5,208 3,735 3,587 1,347 5,291 56 239 343 290 964 820 517 482 494 615 427 306 150 200 75 100 150 150 175 100 150 125 175 175 1,514 779 698 1,411 1,269 196 50 225 282 63 648 1,629 1,562 699 1,240 1,343 2,608 982 1,161 1,359 296 1,071 246 2,491 1,808 1,611 3,066 753 2,039 2,455 254 233 630 244 333 123 359 103 47 306 243 79 209 773 5,391 2,100 2,234 831 1,403 1,497 1,560 1,901 1,160 2,019 1,585 577 105 41 91 146 133 50 211 57 333 150 75 1,014 337 676 864 247 144 54 126 75 212 198 848 306 682 399 129 299 234 357 208 23 576 774 52 444 871 214 730 161 136 150 430 658 913 894 819 1,212 2,045 409 409 200 216 149 199 500 500 500 1,000 1,500 500 $34,798 $28,079 $23,417 $26,516 $37,231 $28,308 $21,878 $30,038 $30,112 $22,344 $18,050 $31,932 Total 2010 157,691 20,108 59,887 5,555 1,725 8,764 11,250 16,657 2,046 22,455 1,969 3,750 2,034 828 1,398 3,086 447 7,789 200 365 199 4,500 $332,702

Rent/Mortgage Food PSE Gasoline Bus Pass Water Dental Medical Phone Auto Repair Waste Management Natural Gas Heating Oil Wood for Heat Propane Sewer Clothing Hotel Driver's License Union Dues Occupation Certification Burial TOTALS

2010 Value of Referrals to KCR Programs YTD: $125,295 2010 Value of Referrals outside of KCR YTD: $88,025 Combined value of refferals YTD: $213,320

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Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Fund Budget 2007 through 2011* Description Beginning Fund Balance Real & Personal Property Investment Interest Other Revenue Revenue total Salaries Benefits Supplies & Small Tools Kitsap Community Resources WashingtonCASH Professional Services Postage Mileage & Travel Advertising Operating Rentals Printing & Binding Other Miscellaneous Interfund Charges Expense total Change to fund balance Ending Fund Balance 2007 937,759 286,095 43,412 4,998 334,504 13,282 3,036 5,801 88,252 383 2,697 35,363 46 38,277 187,136 147,369 1,085,128 2008 1,085,128 322,307 38,645 3,430 364,382 26,865 6,327 5,381 323,419 3,591 385 956 1,500 997 324 7,725 377,469 (13,087) 1,072,041 2009 1,072,041 321,510 20,566 1,133 343,210 46,018 10,895 7,063 381,073 3,180 464 1,072 2,296 900 8,942 1,574 463,477 (120,266) 951,774 2010 Est 951,774 10,653 10,191 16,267 37,111 53,870 14,139 5,905 402,295 45,000 3,862 1,705 1,782 1,460 10,849 5,539 546,406 (509,295) 442,480 2011 Budget 442,480 319,877 5,000 7,000 331,877 48,642 15,045 6,000 406,016 2,500 500 1,600 2,000 1,000 11,004 1,709 496,016 (164,139) 278,341

*These figures have been updated since County budget passed in December.
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Composite Perspective By Program

Description Beginning Fund Balance Real & Personal Property Investment Interest Other Revenue Stand Down 2009 Revenue total Staff & Benefits WASHINGTONCASH ENTREPRENUERIAL TRAINING Number of veterans accepted into the 3 classes 57 Number of veterans that completed the courses 45 Number of clients that received or had business licenses 24 SPRING AND FALL STAND DOWNS 200+ attendees at each FIELD RESEARCH—UNSHELTERED HOMELESS VETERANS 44 site visits, 24 surveys completed KCR WashingtonCASH Stand Downs Field Research Homeless project* Other costs Interfund Expense total Change to fund balance Ending Fund Balance

2010 Est 951,774 10,653 10,190 16,267 37,110 68,009 402,294 45,000 16,028 6,648 2,887 5,539 546,406

2011 Budget 442,479 319,887 5,000 7,000 331,887 63,687 406,016 7,000 50,000 17,604 1,709 496,016 (164,129)

442,478

278,351

*Homeless project not approved or included in above figures.
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2012 Scenario

Description Beginning Fund Balance Real & Personal Property Investment Interest Other Revenue Revenue total Revenue + Fund Balance (Reserve) Operating Budget Expenses Staff & Benefits KCR Total Operations Direct Services Stand Downs
Civil War Section, Veterans Home Cemetery, Retsil

278,351 320,000 5,000 325,000 603,351 (200,000) 403,351

45,000 335,000 70,000 265,000 7,000 0 15,351 1,000 403,351
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Homeless project Other costs Interfund Total Expenses