The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs has scheduled a visit to Terre Haute for a Community Outreach event to offer veterans, active duty members and their dependents opportunities to connect with services and prospective employers.

The free event will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Community Room on the main campus of Ivy Tech Community College at 8000 S. Education Drive in Terre Haute. To register, visit

A new state law that took effect July, 1, 2014, allows for approximately 26,000 post-911 veterans to apply for assistance through the Military Family Relief Fund. The new law eliminates the three-year restriction on access to the fund, which provides grants that may be used for needs such as food, housing, utilities, medical services, transportation and other essential family expenses.

The Military Family Relief Fund has a balance of more than $7 million, and lifting the cap will ensure those funds are available to support Hoosier veterans and their families.

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