Trust Fund Accomplishments

Since the Kentucky General Assembly established the Kentucky Veterans Program Trust Fund in 1988, the Trust Fund has distributed more than $1.5 million to support more than 60 projects to help veterans throughout Kentucky.
 
Veterans Entrepreneur Program
$50,000 from the Trust Fund helped established this business program at the University of Louisville.
 
Veterans Job Fairs
$23,000 to offset the cost of veteran-specific job fairs in Lexington and Louisville.
 
Pennyroyal Regional Veterans Center
$99,800 to open the first homeless veterans shelter in Western Kentucky.  This Hopkinsville facility serves up to 50 veterans.
 
Veterans Treatment Court
$86,000 to help launch a special court to divert veterans with substance abuse problems away from jail and into treatment.
 
Military Experience and the Arts Symposium
$18,650 to Eastern Kentucky University to support veterans channeling their experiences into literary and visual art projects. 
 
Homeless Veterans Transitional Treatment Program
$150,000 from the Trust Fund established the Homeless Veterans Transitional Treatment Program in Lexington.
 
Honor Flight Bluegrass
$50,000 has helped more than 500 of Kentucky's World War II veterans visit the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. at no cost to them.
 
Direct Assistance to Veterans at Risk of Homlessness
$150,000 has helped more than 500 veterans avoid homelessness through one-time cash grants to pay rent or utilities.
 
Burial Honors
$120,000 has helped provide burial honors for hundreds of veterans at cemeteries across Kentucky.
 
Vans for Transporting Disabled Veterans
$100,000 has helped purchase 10 vans for Disabled American Veterans to transport disabled veterans.