8950 Department of Veterans Affairs
10 - FARM AND HOME LOANS TO VETERANS
The Cal-Vet Home Loan Program provides veterans, meeting specified requirements, loans for new or existing single family dwellings, which include condominiums, planned unit developments, units in shared equity cooperative housing developments, and mobile homes permanently affixed to land or in rental parks, and for farms. Construction and rehabilitation loans are also available. Cal-Vet also has a Home Improvement Loan Program to assist active contract holders or homeowners who own their homes free of debt in securing certain home maintenance and renovation improvements.
20 - VETERANS CLAIMS AND RIGHTS
The Veterans Services Division provides service and assistance to California's veterans, dependents, and survivors. Programs administered consist of: Veterans Dependents Educational Assistance Program, County Veterans Service Office Program, Medi-Cal Cost Avoidance Program, Claims and Rights Representation, Veteran Cemeteries, and the Veterans License Plate Program. California, with approximately 2.0 million veterans, represents 8.7 percent of the nation's total veteran population.
30 - CARE OF SICK AND DISABLED VETERANS
The Veterans Home of California, Yountville (Yountville Home) is one of the largest geriatric facilities in the country and provides full support of its residents. The Yountville Home maintains medical and nursing facility beds, including skilled nursing and intermediate care beds as well as Residential Care Facility for the Elderly and domiciliary facilities.
The Veterans Home of California, Barstow is a licensed long-term care facility providing skilled nursing and intermediate care beds as well as domiciliary facilities.
The Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista is a licensed long-term care facility, encompassing skilled nursing, Residential Care Facility for the Elderly, and domiciliary facilities.
The Veterans Home of California, Greater Los Angeles and Ventura County (GLAVC), includes the main campus in West Los Angeles (WLA) and two satellite homes in Lancaster and Ventura. All GLAVC facilities are currently licensed as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly and the WLA campus includes licensed skilled nursing care.
The Veterans Home of California, Redding was completed in April 2012 and will be hiring staff in the spring of 2013 with resident admission scheduled for the fall of 2013.
The Veterans Home of California, Fresno was completed in April 2012 and will be hiring staff in the spring of 2013 with resident admissions scheduled for the fall of 2013.
40 - FARM AND HOME LOANS TO NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS
The California National Guard Members Farm and Home Purchase Act of 1978 authorized the Military Department to sell revenue bonds to provide low interest loans to National Guard members for the purchase of farms and homes. The loan provisions of this program are similar to those of the Cal-Vet Loan Program. Responsibility for administering this program was transferred to the Department of Veterans Affairs effective January 1, 1997.
45 - VETERANS MEMORIALS
This program is responsible for the beautification and enhancement of the California Mexican American Veterans Memorial on state grounds through private contributions. The money in the fund is continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal year.
This program also supports the Veterans Registry, which is part of the California Veterans Memorial. The provided contributions help to defray the costs of data entry and system management for the Registry and the reasonable costs that are incurred by the Department for administering the fund.
50 - GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
This program provides for the executive management of the Department's full range of programs and administrative support. Functions include budgeting, accounting, personnel, and business services. These costs are distributed to the major programs.