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Veterans Services

Veterans Emergency Assistance Program 

 

IF YOU ARE NOT A VETERANS PLEASE USE THIS LINK FOR THE APPLICATION INFO ON THE COUNTY'S DIRECT EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.  ALSO, THE COMMUNITY RESOURCES PAGE MAY PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE ASSISTANCE YOU SEEK.

 


 

The Veterans Emergency Assistance Program (VEAP) is funded by the Leon County Board of County Commissioners to provide financial assistance to veterans including rental/mortgage, utilities, temporary shelter, transportation for medical treatment, birth certificates, and special need circumstances during an emergency situation. Situations arise where, due to a family crisis, loss of employment, or some other emergency, a veteran and/or their family find they are temporarily unable to meet their basic needs. The VEAP program provides temporary emergency assistance and is not on-going public assistance.

WE ENCOURAGE LEON COUNTY RESIDENTS TO CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR A LIST OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES THAT MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE RENTAL ASSISTANCE  AND/OR UTILITIES ASSISTANCE

Emergency Assistance Resources

Maximum Payment Amounts
Maximum payment amounts have been established to ensure that funds may be used to assist an optimal number of veterans, while still providing payment levels that will adequately assist clients with their particular need. The maximum payments are as follows:

Shelter (Rent/Mortgage)
$500(Additional assistance may be available through the State Housing Intiatives Partnerships Rental Assistance Program)

Utilities/Fuel
Up to $300

Temporary Shelter
Up to $200

Transportation
Up to $100

Birth Certificate
Up to $50.00


To properly submit an application for assistance, Veterans residing in Leon County should:

  1. Visit the Application portal at this link:
    1. Application
  2. Register as a new account by inputting your Email Address, Name and password of your choice. *If you already have a Neighborly account sign in with your existing Email Address and Password.*
    1. *Note;* If you do not have access to the internet, please call the Office of Human Services and Community Partnerships at 850-606-1940 to speak to a Veteran Services staff member.
  3. Find the Emergency Assistance Program and click "Click here to start a new application"
  4. Follow the instructions on the application and submit all required documents where instructed.
  5. Once submitted, your application will be processed and you will receive an email with the next steps once the application has been reviewed.