October 20, 2014 - Thousands of Veterans who live in highly rural and remote areas will now have free transportation to their VA medical appointments to receive the health care they need and have earned through service to our country.
The free transportation is made possible through VA’s Highly Rural Transportation Grants program.
The program enables State Veterans Service Agencies and Veteran Service Organizations to use innovative approaches to provide transportation services that help to expand access to VA health care for Veterans.
In August, VA awarded six grants and in September awarded another five grants to organizations that will receive up to $50,000 per highly-rural area to help operate or contract for free transportation services for Veterans to-and-from VA medical facilities and when authorized to non-VA facilities.
For example, the grants will assist 2,000 Veterans in Texas by providing $931,006 to fund transportation services. read more>>>