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February 26, 1985 (487.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: February 26, 1985
February 29, 1992 (338.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: February 29, 1992

The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) administers the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) on behalf of the Secretary of Defense. The UOCAVA requires that the states and territories allow certain U.S. citizens, as defined below, to register and vote absentee in elections for Federal office. These groups include:

  • Members of the Uniformed Services (including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine)
  • Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service
  • Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Eligible family members of the above
  • U.S. citizens employed by the Federal Government residing outside the U.S., and
  • All other private U.S. citizens residing outside the U.S.

The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE) modified UOCAVA and other statutes.

Date of Meeting: October 1, 2020
Filing for an Increase (354.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: October 1, 2020
FirstLink (708.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 14, 2020
Date of Meeting: September 29, 2020

FirstLink is a free, confidential service available to anyone 24/7/365 for listening and support, referrals to resources/help, and crisis intervention.

Date of Meeting: September 15, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 29, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 5, 2020

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

To help determine whether you might qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance benefits, use the Calculator. Eligibility must be determined by a county social service office.

To apply for SNAP, complete the Application for Assistance and/or contact your local County Social Service Office.

Great Plains Foodbank

North Dakota Food Pantries

Meals on Wheels

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

VA Van

Date of Meeting: October 4, 2018
FULLY DEVELOPED CLAIM (1003.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 18, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 8, 2020

Program

The Authorized Partnership Provider Program (AP3) provides an opportunity for the North Dakota Army National Guard to maintain partnerships and compensate Veteran Service Organizations who augment the uniform members of a Military Funeral Honors detail for the Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard and Army Air Corp/Army Air Force funerals. 

Funeral Honor Teams

There are generally two types of Funeral Honors rendered by the North Dakota Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors section: Veteran Honors (Two-Person Detail) and a Full Honors (Nine-Person Detail).  Two Uniform members are required for both the details.  By regulation the Veteran Honors detail is required to provide the flag fold and presentation of the flag to the next of kin as well as the playing of TAPS.  The Full Honors detail is required to provide pall bearers, rifle volley, flag fold and presentation and playing of TAPS.  Members of the Veteran Service Organizations may provide 7 of the 9 personnel for the Full Honors Detail.  Typically the North Dakota Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors section provides uniformed members to cover all the required elements of the Veteran and Full Honors.  Veteran Service Organizations are generally requested by the families or funeral homes to provide additional elements of honor which include a rifle volley for Veteran Honors and a Color Guard for Full Honors.

Eligibility

In the past the North Dakota Army National Guard has been able to pay a $50 stipend for the additional elements of honor, however our regulations have changed over time and as of 1 April 2017 we are no longer authorized to provide a stipend for these additional elements of honor.  Veteran Service Organizations are still welcome and encouraged to provide the additional elements of honor but the North Dakota Army National Guard cannot provide compensation.  As of 1 October 2016 the North Dakota Army National Guard can no longer compensate Veteran Service Organizations who participate in Air Force, Marine, Navy or Coast Guard Funeral Honors.

There is another change to the Authorized Partnership Provider Program (AP3) which affects Veteran Service Organizations.  As mentioned above we can pay a $50 stipend when the Veteran Service Organizations are requested by the North Dakota Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors for the playing of “Live” TAPS.  The North Dakota Army National Guard can also pay a $50 stipend per Veteran Service Organization members who are requested by the National Guard to perform the required elements of honor for Veteran and Full Honors.

As an example, if due to weather the North Dakota Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors section could not make it to a location to provide Veteran Honors and requested assistance from a Veteran Service Organization the Veteran Service Organization could receive up to $150 in a stipend.  This is because two members are required for the flag fold and presentation and there is always the option for a contracted bugler to play TAPS.  As another example, if the North Dakota Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors section requested assistance from members of a Veteran Service Organization for Full Honors, the Veteran Service Organization could receive up to $350 in a stipend.  This is because the North Dakota Army National Guard is only required to provide two uniform members for Full Honors.  The other seven members can come from a Veteran Service Organization.

Procedures

The North Dakota Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors section will contact the Veteran Service Organizations to officially request assistance with the required elements of honor.   The Veterans Service Organization will then need to ensure they list the names of each of the members as an attachment to their Stipend request form.  

The Authorized Partnership Provider Program requires Veteran Service Organizations have a Data Universal Numbering System number (DUNS#) and be registered with the System of Account Management (SAM.)  Assistance in registering with SAM can be made by contacting the North Dakota Procurement Technical Assistance Center or PTAC.  You will need to go to the PTAC website at http://ndptac.org/ in order to register on that site.   This is a requirement in order for the PTAC to assist you with your SAM registration.  On the main PTAC page you will see a banner that states “Click here to register for PTAC services.”  This is a simple process and once you complete this please call one of the counselors listed below: 

PTAC counselors in the state of ND   

  • Fargo, ND – 701-353-7050
  • Bismarck, ND – 701-328-5857

The ND PTAC representatives will assist you with the process of becoming updated in the SAM program.  

Once you are current in the SAM system we will need you to follow the procedure below to request payment. 

  • Fill out and sign the payment request form (An example is attached) 
  • Send payment request form to: 
    • North Dakota Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors
      ATTN: MFH State Coordinator
      PO BOX 5511
      Bismarck, ND  58506

Upon the receipt of the required documents from the Veterans Service Organization, the Program Manager will submit a request for payment to the North Dakota Army National Guard US Property and Fiscal office.    

We want to extend our appreciation and gratitude to the Veteran Service Organizations for the continued support of ensuring all eligible veterans in North Dakota, regardless of service, receive the final honors they deserve. It is through these unending efforts that we have a strong working relationship which allows us the ability to provide jointly operated Military Funeral Honors. 

If you have any questions on this process please call the ND Military Funeral Honors Coordinator at 701-333-3339.

Download the request form. 

Date of Meeting: May 7, 2019
Date of Meeting: April 17, 2018
Date of Meeting: May 7, 2019
Date of Meeting: April 16, 2020
FY15 MHV Update for CVSO (112.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 14, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 1, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 7, 2020
Date of Meeting: April 13, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 7, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 5, 2020

As authorized by NDCC 39-04-10.14: North Dakota Gold Star number plates - Definition - Description - Fee

  1. The director (DOT) may issue distinctive number plates to a surviving spouse, parent, including stepmother, stepfather, parent through adoption, and foster parent who stands or stood in loco parentis, grandparents, child, including stepchild and child through adoption, and sibling, including half-brother and half-sister, of a member of the armed forces of the United States who died while serving on active duty during a time of military conflict. The director shall issue a number plate under this section upon receiving payment of all other fees required under this chapter for registration of a motor vehicle.
  2. Plates issued under this section must bear a gold star emblem logo on the left side of the plate and the letters "GS" before the number. The director shall cooperate with the director of the department of veterans' affairs to design the gold star emblem logo. The director may issue one set of plates per eligible owner of a passenger motor vehicle or a truck the registered gross weight of which does not exceed twenty thousand pounds [9071.85 kilograms].
  3. On request of the director, the department of veterans' affairs shall certify those surviving family members of deceased members of the United States armed forces listed above as eligible to receive the plates.
  4. Once declared eligible for a gold star plate, the department may not remove the eligibility of a surviving family member.
  5. Once a plate number is issued to an eligible family member, the department may not assign the plate to another eligible person.

One set of plates may be issued to an eligible family member.

How to apply:

  • Complete form: SFN 59183 Application for North Dakota Gold Star Plate
  • Include documentation:
    • Proof of Service members' death while serving on active duty during a time of military conflict
    • Proof of survivors qualifying relationship Obituary, birth certificates, marriage license, etc.
  • Mail to:
    • ND-Department of Veterans Affairs
      4201 38th St. SW Ste. 104
      Fargo ND 58104-7535

Upon approval of the ND-Department of Veterans Affairs the application will be signed and mailed back to the applicant. The applicant will then need to submit the application to the DOT with payment.

Date of Meeting: October 27, 2020

As authorized by NDCC 39-04-10.14: North Dakota Gold Star number plates - Definition - Description - Fee

  1. The director (DOT) may issue distinctive number plates to a surviving spouse, parent, including stepmother, stepfather, parent through adoption, and foster parent who stands or stood in loco parentis, grandparents, child, including stepchild and child through adoption, and sibling, including half-brother and half-sister, of a member of the armed forces of the United States who died while serving on active duty during a time of military conflict. The director shall issue a number plate under this section upon receiving payment of all other fees required under this chapter for registration of a motor vehicle.
  2. Plates issued under this section must bear a gold star emblem logo on the left side of the plate and the letters "GS" before the number. The director shall cooperate with the director of the department of veterans' affairs to design the gold star emblem logo. The director may issue one set of plates per eligible owner of a passenger motor vehicle or a truck the registered gross weight of which does not exceed twenty thousand pounds [9071.85 kilograms].
  3. On request of the director, the department of veterans' affairs shall certify those surviving family members of deceased members of the United States armed forces listed above as eligible to receive the plates.
  4. Once declared eligible for a gold star plate, the department may not remove the eligibility of a surviving family member.
  5. Once a plate number is issued to an eligible family member, the department may not assign the plate to another eligible person.

One set of plates may be issued to an eligible family member.

Personalized plates
A qualified applicant may choose a personalized plate not exceeding a total of five (5) characters and spaces. This requires a fee of $25 per year in addition to the veteran plate fee and the annual registration fee.

Check availability of personalized plate

How to apply:

  • Complete form: SFN 59183 Application for North Dakota Gold Star Plate
  • Include documentation:
    • Proof of Service members' death while serving on active duty during a time of military conflict
    • Proof of survivors qualifying relationship Obituary, birth certificates, marriage license, etc.
  • Mail to:
    • ND-Department of Veterans Affairs
      4201 38th St. SW Ste. 104
      Fargo ND 58104-7535

Upon approval of the ND-Department of Veterans Affairs the application will be signed and mailed back to the applicant. The applicant will then need to submit the application to the DOT with payment.

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 Ride for Golden Valley County Veterans to any medical appointments! VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

DAV/VA Van

HRTG Van

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

  • Contact to schedule a ride: 701-872-4673 (office) or 701-440-0351 (Cell) or email VSO at hgerving@nd.gov

Date of Meeting: October 1, 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 

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VA Van

  • Free Ride for Veterans to Veterans Affairs Health Care System (VAHCS) in Fargo ND

  • Van Routes Map 
Date of Meeting: January 13, 2021
Grant Application Handout (441.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: March 17, 2017
Date of Meeting: September 15, 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 Grant County Veterans to any medical appointments! VA or Non-VA medical Appointments.

VA Van

Grant Example (378.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 15, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 9, 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.

VA Van

HRTG Van

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

  • Call to schedule a ride: 701-789-0682 (Cell), or email dlindstrom@nd.gov

Gulf War Illness (966.0 KB pdf)
Date of Meeting: September 18, 2020
Date of Meeting: October 29, 2020
Date of Meeting: September 25, 2020

The purpose of this assistance is to provide monies to give aid and comfort to veterans [as defined in NDCC 37-14] and their spouses, or un-remarried widow/widowers of eligible veterans.

The individual must have an unmet need of dental and/or denture work (routine and maintenance procedures are not covered), optical, hearing, transportation (for medical treatment), special needs for medical reasons, housing deposit, other emergency needs approved by the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs. 

The following requirements need to be met to apply (DOCUMENTATION IS REQUIRED):

  1. Qualify as veteran or eligible dependent as defined in NDCC 37-14-01.1.
  2. Income and asset level.  Income will be based on established indexes such as pension rates and poverty guidelines which will be reviewed annually.
  3. Must be a North Dakota resident for one year prior to application date.
  4. Medical bills showing all work completed, and all payments and credits must be received by the department within 60-90 days of the date of approval.

Contact your Veterans Service Officer to apply.

Hardship Assistance Grant (348.0 KB pdf)

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