Federal and State Resources
There are a wide variety of benefits offered by the federal government to Kentucky Veterans. Take a look below and see how we can help you get access to the benefits you deserve.
Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides many opportunities to Veterans in the areas of employment, education, and entrepreneurship. In addition to the nation's ongoing need for farmers and those interested in agriculture, the USDA affords many Veterans the opportunity to start their own businesses through grants and financing opportunities.
Learn more about their Veterans Initiative and being a New Farmer
Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development is working with the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to develop the Kentucky Agriculture Relief Program. This program will help farmers in Kentucky access needed farm supplies from local farm retailers following the disasters experienced in many areas of Kentucky on December 10 and 11, and January 1, 2022. Farm retailers in the program will receive funds to offset the costs of such supplies for farmers.
Kentucky AgVets Program
Connecting Kentucky Veterans to Agriculture Opportunities program! Through this program, we are working with key organizations throughout Kentucky to provide educational opportunities, hands-on training, and access to funding resources. Our main goal is to make sure veterans and active-duty service members have access to the training, education, and funding resources needed for their current or future operations.
For more information or to learn how you can be a part of this new program, please sign up below or contact Kellie Padgett, KCARD Business Development Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (859) 550-3972.
Department of Defense
The Office of Warrior Care Policy supports wounded, ill, and injured Service members to recover and reintegrate or transition to civilian life through education and employment initiatives, internships, military adaptive sports, recovery service coordination, and homeless prevention programs.
Department of Education
Service members, Veterans, and their dependents receive guidance and in some cases education benefits, loans, loan forgiveness, grants, and information about college accreditation.
Department of Labor
Provides Service members, Veterans, and their spouses with employment resources and expertise, such as preparing for meaningful careers and protecting their employment rights.
Office of Personnel Management
Provides Federal employment and retirement information, an employment fair and workshop event calendar, and employment-related links and resources.
Small Business Administration
Provides training, mentoring, business preparation, government contracting information, and other small business resources for transitioning Servicemembers and Veterans.