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Minutes (26.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: January 9, 2014
Minutes (85.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: June 19, 2014
Minutes (274.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 18, 2014
Minutes (75.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: December 4, 2014
Minutes (53.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: January 13, 2015
Minutes (195.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: November 29, 2012
Date of Meeting: October 29, 2020
Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

·         Free Transportation for Veterans to any medical appointments! VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

DAV/VA Van

Date of Meeting: September 6, 2016
Date of Meeting: January 15, 2016

Providers

ND Transit information Line 1-800-920-9595

  • One call to coordinate your transportation needs

ND DOT Transit Providers 

  • Souris Basin Transit: Veterans ride free! Just show your veteran ID. Dispatch: 701-839-7433 or 800-927-8318

DAV/VA Van

HRTG Van

  • Free ride to any medical appointments for Veterans! VA or Non-VA related appointments.

  • Ft. Berthold van: 701-627-2247

Date of Meeting: September 30, 2020

Are you struggling to adjust to civilian life? Feeling overwhelmed or stressed about recent obstacles in your life? Moving Forward is a free, on-line educational and life coaching program that teaches Problem Solving skills to help you to better handle life’s challenges. It is designed to be especially helpful for Veterans, Military Service Members and their families. However, Moving Forward teaches skills that can be useful to anyone with stressful problems. Are you ready to Move Forward?

Date of Meeting: October 16, 2016
Date of Meeting: October 1, 2020
Date of Meeting: September 17, 2020
Date of Meeting: November 7, 2017
Date of Meeting: November 1, 2018
Date of Meeting: September 30, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 9, 2020
Date of Meeting: September 30, 2020

National Guard families experience challenges that most families don’t. The National Guard Family Program supports families in every phase of guard life – from planning for deployment to coming home – and helps you be ready for whatever lies ahead.

Date of Meeting: September 30, 2020

The National Resource Directory is a searchable database of resources vetted for Service members, veterans, family members and caregivers.

Date of Meeting: October 1, 2020
Date of Meeting: November 6, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 7, 2020
Date of Meeting: September 30, 2020

The purpose of the ND Cares coalition is to resolve barriers or gaps in services to ensure those serving, who have served, families and survivors receive the behavior health care and assistance they need. 

While ND Cares is not a provider of services; it is dedicated to improving understanding of the needs and services required by our heroes who should be able to access them close to home. 

ND Cares (761.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 15, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 29, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 29, 2015
ND Cares Presentation (761.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: March 17, 2017
ND Cares Slides (491.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 14, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 29, 2020

We serve as a voice for people who are homeless.

Serving the continuum of caring communities across North Dakota since 1989 with advocacy, education, data collection, and resource development

Our board represents a cross-section of our state and each member has a passion for those we serve. The board of directors works hard to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization.

Since our formation in 1989, we have been committed to serving our communities across the state, bringing advocacy, education, data collection, and resource development, to our membership of over 70 different agencies. 

Date of Meeting: October 7, 2020

Certifying officials are campus representatives authorized to sign and submit forms to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs on behalf of veterans, active-duty service members, National Guard members and their dependents. Certifying officials verify enrollment, document changes in status and report circumstances affecting benefits. 

Find your School Certifying Official.

School administrators should contact Chris Kratochvil for information on designating a VA School Certifying Official. 

Date of Meeting: October 8, 2020

As per ND Century Code 37-18-15 the North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs is to "confer a commemorative memorial coin upon a family member of a deceased North Dakota veteran during military funeral honors". 

The single coin conferred upon a family member will be at no cost to the family.

Funeral Honor Details will obtain coin from the Funeral Director and present it to the family immediately following US Flag presentation.  See: Policies and Procedures

Order additional coins 

  • Family members may order additional coins at a cost of $10 each. (Checks only)
  • Purchases must be through the ND Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Order form: SFN 61442
  • Coin Engraving Form

About the Coin

This project originated with Senator Sorvaag of Fargo ND. With his help SB 2183 passed the 65th Legislative Assembly. ND Department of Veterans Affairs has been directed to collect donations until we have enough funds to design and produce at least 4,000 coins. This will be enough coins to provide a two-year supply for the presentation of one coin to a family member by a North Dakota Funeral Honors team.

Front side: has all five military service emblems, US and ND flag and verbiage:

  • * NORTH DAKOTA MILITARY FUNERAL HONORS * ON BEHALF OF A GRATEFUL STATE *
  • Wheat symbolizes “Love and Charity”
  • White in the outer ring represents “Purity and Innocence”
  • Blue field in middle represents “Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice”

Back side: has soldier field cross with open space below if the family would want to have something engraved on the coin such as veterans name, rank, service dates etc.

  • Verbiage: *DAY IS DONE * GONE THE SUN * ALL IS WELL * SAFELY REST * (popular verses used with the music “TAPS” which is played at military & veteran funerals)
  • Wheat represents the “Divine Harvest”
  • Gold back represents “Achievement and Honor”.

Donations

  • Send to                             
    • ND Department of Veterans Affairs
      Funeral Honor Coin
      4201 38th Street SW #104
      Fargo, ND  58104
    • Phone:  701-239-7165

Thank you for supporting North Dakota’s Veterans and their dependents.

The ND Commemorative Memorial Coin was made possible by donations from:

  • American Legion

    • Post 189 - Hazen
    • Post 37 - Williston
    • Post 297 - Harwood
    • Post 12 - Washburn
    • Post 23 - Rugby
    • Post 98 - Langdon
    • Post 42 - Bottineau
    • Post 75 - Crosby
    • Post 210 - Galesburg
    • Post 9 - Watford City
  • AMVETS

    • Post 9 - Bismarck
    • Post 9 Auxilary - Bismarck
    • Post 7 - Fargo
  • DAV

    • Chapter 3 - Bismarck
  • VFW

    • Post 7564 - West Fargo
    • Post 2764 - Valley City
    • Post 9050 - Enderlin
    • Post 9317 - Mantador
    • Post 1326 - Bismarck
    • Post 8688 - Bottineau
    • Post 1868 Auxilary - Harvey
    • Post 762 - Fargo
  • Marine Corps League

    • Detachment 1419 - Mandan
  • Veterans Centers

    • Casselton Veterans Inc.
  • Elks

    • Lodge 260 - Fargo (First to donate to ND Commemorative Memorial Coin!)
  • Eagles

    • #3080 - Harvey
    • #3454 - Langdon
    • #2328 - Dickinson
  • Lions Clubs

    • New Rockford
  • Community Centers, Clubs and Charitable organizations

    • Community Center - Center
    • Community Center - Plaza
    • Mott Opportunity Today & Tomorrow - Mott
    • Grafton Valley Snowdrifters - Grafton
    • Betterment Trust Fund - Dunseith
  • Funeral Homes, Directors and Chapels

    • Niewoehner Funeral Home - Rugby
    • Eastgate Funeral & Crematory - Bismarck
    • Everson Coughlin Funeral Home - Williston
    • Boulger Funeral Home - Fargo
    • Fulkerson Funeral Home - Williston
  • Business and Personal Donors

    • James Davenport - McHenry County
    • Doug Warnecke - Harwood
    • Donald and Joan Cameron - Bottineau
    • Chuck and Myrna Thompson - Bismarck
    • GJ&C Enterprises Inc. - Williston
    • Lloyd E. Krueger - Minot
    • E. Clouse - Foxholm
    • Bernard & Cheryl Bailey - Bismarck
    • William & Valerie Krik - Beulah
    • Marvin & Judy Knutson - Milnor
    • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schulte (MG-Retired) - Mandan
    • Leon & Linda Overby - Mohall
    • Vernon & Rose Laning - Bismarck
    • Leland F. Wolf - Center 
    • Elaine Hetland - Dahlen
    • David Anderson - Waseca MN
    • Ardella Weishaar - Bismarck
    • David Muggli - Bismarck
    • Gary Puetz - Mantador
    • Scheels - Bismarck
Date of Meeting: November 8, 2018
Date of Meeting: June 25, 2018
Date of Meeting: September 30, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 7, 2020

If you are the dependent of a North Dakota veteran who was killed, totally disabled or declared missing in action, you may attend a University System institution without paying tuition or fees for up to 45 months.

To be eligible, you first must be accepted for enrollment by a University System campus.  For detailed information, contact the financial aid office or veterans services department on the campus of your choice.

15-10-18.2. Definitions.

1. "Dependent" for purposes of section 15-10-18.3 means:

a. A child, stepchild, spouse, widow, or widower of a resident veteran, as "veteran" is defined in section 37-01-40, who was killed in action or died from wounds or other service-connected causes, has a one hundred percent service-connected disability as determined by the department of veterans' affairs, has an extra-schedular rating to include individual unemployability that brings the veteran's total disability rating to one hundred percent as determined by the department of veterans' affairs, died from service-connected disabilities, was a prisoner of war, or was declared missing in action;

b. A child or a stepchild of a veteran, as defined in section 37-01-40, who was killed in action or died from wounds or other service-connected causes, has a one hundred percent service-connected disability as determined by the department of veterans' affairs, has an extra-schedular rating to include individual unemployability that brings the veteran's total disability rating to one hundred percent as determined by the department of veterans' affairs, died from Page No. 8 service-connected disabilities, was a prisoner of war, or was declared missing in action, provided the child's other parent has been a resident of this state and was a resident of this state at the time of death or determination of total disability of the veteran; or

c. A child or a stepchild of a veteran, as defined in section 37-01-40, who was killed in action or died from wounds or other service-connected causes, has a one hundred percent service-connected disability as determined by the department of veterans' affairs, has an extra-schedular rating to include individual unemployability that brings the veteran's total disability rating to one hundred percent as determined by the department of veterans' affairs, died from service-connected disabilities, was a prisoner of war, or was declared missing in action, provided the child's other parent establishes residency in this state and maintains that residency for a period of five years immediately preceding the child's or stepchild's enrollment at an institution under the control of the state board of higher education.

2. "Resident veteran" means a veteran who:

a. Was born in and lived in this state until entrance into the armed forces of the United States;

b. Was born in, but was temporarily living outside this state, not having abandoned residence therein prior to entrance into the armed forces of the United States;

c. Was born elsewhere but had resided within this state for at least six months prior to entrance into military service and had prior to or during such six-month period:

(1) Registered for voting, or voted in this state;

(2) Being an unemancipated minor during such period of residence, had lived with a parent or person standing in loco parentis who had acquired a residence as set forth in this section; or

(3) If not registered for voting in this state, not registered for voting in another state; or

d. Has been a resident of this state for the ten years prior to the request for tuition waiver. 

Date of Meeting: October 1, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 29, 2015
Date of Meeting: October 9, 2020

Veterans can request to have an indicator on their North Dakota driver license to show that they are a Veteran of the US military services. NDCC 39-06-14 (6)

Veterans need to bring a copy of their discharge papers (DD214) to a Veteran Service Officer

The Veteran Service officer will verify the individual qualifies as a Veteran in accordance with NDCC 37-01-40 (1) (see below), complete and sign the SFN 59980 “Verification of Veteran Status for Veteran Indicator on Drivers License” form.

The Veteran will bring this form to the ND Drivers License Site Location (pdf) when he/she renews the driver’s license. If renewal is not due then a duplicate fee will be charged.

The driver’s license will have a “V” on the top left corner next to the ND state flag.

37-01-40(1) Veteran defined - Uniform service dates for wartime veterans.
A "veteran" is an individual who has served on continuous federalized active military duty for one hundred eighty days or the full period for which the individual was called or ordered to active military duty for reasons other than training, and who was discharged or released under other than dishonorable conditions. A discharge reflecting "expiration of term of service" or "completion of required service" or words to that effect qualifies the shorter term of service as making the individual a veteran.

Date of Meeting: March 17, 2017
Date of Meeting: June 18, 2020
ND FSA Brochure (15.416 MB pdf)
Date of Meeting: March 17, 2017
Date of Meeting: May 24, 2019

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