1 STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY POST OFFICE BOX SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA Telephone: (916) Fx: (916) April 15,2010 Pge 1 of 9 ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Governor BOARD OF SUPERVISOR I 2010 APR 2 1 P 12: I Jeff Grover, Chir Stnislus County Bord of Supervisors Tenth Street, Suite 6500 Modesto, CA Der Bord of Supervisors, I know tht ll levels of Government re looking t wys to sve money during these most difficult nd chllenging times; however, I wnt to encourge you to continue to fully fund your County Vetern Service Office (CVSO) nd keep the promise tht our Ntion hs mde to the men nd women who hve served our country so brvely, selflessly nd proudly. As you re wre, your CVSO is the nexus for these veterns to connect to their well deserved benefits, including GI Bill eduction, medicl cre, disbility compenstion nd pension long with benefits for their college ge children. Wht you my not be wre of however is how their gret nd noble work results in significnt mounts of federl dollrs being plced in the hnds of the Veterns residing in your County. To illustrte, I hve enclosed the brekout of federl dollrs your County received in both 2008 nd 2009 s direct result of your CVSO's efforts. Above nd beyond the economic impct of their work, we need to be there for these young men nd women when they return to our communities from Irq nd Afghnistn. Without the support provided by your CVSO, mny will not be ble to mke successful trnsition from the bttlefield to becoming productive citizens. This is why it is so importnt tht you continue to fund them t full cpcity. Thnk you in dvnce for your considertion of my request. If you hve ny questions, do not hesitte to contct me directly t (91 6) Sincerely, Roger Brutign Mjor Generl, U.S. Army (Ret) Secretry Attchments (2) HONORING CALIFORNIA'S VETERANS
2 FY08 GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF VA EXPENDITURES (GDX) Pge 2 of 9 Y' :ongress ionl Distric :t npenstic Pensions Lon Gurni 1 F m l r l c. l lerting penses lnsurr lndemr
3 d FY08 GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF VA EXPENDITURES (GDX) Pge 3 of 9.. I. :ongressi ionl Distric.t Totl :penditurc Educl Vocti Rehbili Employ Lon Gurnt srting lenses lnsurn lndemn PLUh RIVE SAC f
6 . FY08 GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF VA EXPENDITURES (GDX) Pge 6 of 9 County' I Congressil onl Districi t vetern Popultion* CALIFORNIA Expenditures in $000~ Educti ion csneri I OI~I I Com penstio n Voctic Lon lnsurn~ ce & Construction'!rting Expenditure 'ensions tionl Gurno lndemni ties lenses Employ1 ment I. Expend~tures re rounded to the nerest thousnd dollrs: "$1" = $500 to $1,000; "$0 < $500; nd "" = 0. I Melcl Lre Ptients** 2. Expenditures presented t the county level for compenstion, pension, eduction nd voctionl rehbilition reflect the dollr vlues of ctul pyments mde to individuls. 3. The Compenstion & Pension ctegory includes expenditures for the following progrms: veterns' compenstion for serviceconnected disbility; dependency nd indemnity compenstion for serviceconnected deths; veterns' pension for nonserviceconnected disbilities; nd buril nd other benefits to veterns nd their survivors Medicl Cre ctegory includes medicl services, medicl dministrtion, fcility mintennce, eductionl support, reserch support, nd other overhed edicl Cre does not include construction or other nonmedicl support expenditures. 5. Totl expenditures by sum of counties my be slightly different from those clculted by sum of 110th Congressionl Districts. The differences re resulted from rounding.
7 FY09 GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF VA EXPENDITURES (GDX) Pge 7 of 9 U S JUllLyl Cong ressionl Di istrict Tot Expendi ~mpenst, Pension Lon Gurnt.. Oper Expen surnce f lemnities Ptients'
8 FY09 GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF VA EXPENDITURES (GDX) Pge 8 of 9 rullryr ressionl strict / I ture Co mpenst Pension ~tionl ilittion >yment Lon GurnQ.. Oper' Expen ;urnce 4 Iemnities Ptients"
9 FY09 GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF VA EXPENDITURES (GDX) Pge 9 of 9 P.. UU ru~~ryf Congr sssionl Di! strict Ve!tern POPI ultion' L Totl Expendii I mpensti on Pension! S CALIFORNIA Expenditures in $000~ construction' Eduction & Voctionl Rehbilittion, Employment Lon Gurnb I.. Operl Expen ;urnce 8 i lemnities Melcl Lre r* Ptients" * Vetern popultion estimtes, s of September 30, 2009, re produced by the VA Office of the Actury (VetPop 2007). # Prior to FY 08, "Lon Gurnty" expenditures were included in the Eduction & Voctionl Rehbilittion nd Employment (E&VRE) progrms. Currently, ll "Lon Gurnty" expenditures re ttributed to Trvis, TX, where ll Lon Gurnty pyments re processed. VA will continue to improve dt collection for future GDX reports to better distribute lon expenditures t the stte, county nd congressionl district levels. ** ptients re ptients who received tretment t VA helth cre fcility. Dt re provided by the Alloction Resource Center (ARC). Expenditure dt sources: Federl Assistnce Awrds Dt System (FAADS) for Compenstion & Pension (C&P) nd Voctionl Rehbilittion nd Employment (VRE) Benefits; Veterns Benefits Administrtion Insurnce Center for the lnsurnce costs; the VA Finncil Mngement System (FMS) for Construction, Medicl Reserch, Generl Operting Expenses, nd certin C&P nd Redjustment dt; nd the Alloction Resource Center (ARC) for Medicl Cre costs. 1. Expenditures re rounded to the nerest thousnd dollrs. For exmple, $500 to $1,000 re rounded to $1; $0 to $500 re rounded to $0; nd "" = 0 or no expenditures. 2. The Compenstion & Pension expenditures include dollrs for the following progrms: veterns' compenstion for serviceconnected disbility; dependency nd indemnity compenstion for serviceconnected deths; veterns' pension for nonserviceconnected disbilities; nd buril nd other benefits to veterns nd their survivors. 3. Medicl Cre expenditures include dollrs for medicl services, medicl dministrtion, fcility mintennce, eductionl support, reserch support, nd other overhed items. Medicl Cre expenditures do not include dollrs for construction or other nonmedicl support. 4. Medicl Cre expenditures re bsed on where ptients live insted of where cre is delivered. 5. Congressionl District dt will be vilble in the ner future.