Develop and sustain a comprehensive statewide veterans' advocacy program; administer state veterans programs.
- Connecting Alaska Veterans with Their Earned Benefits
|Mission Results||Core Services|
|A: Result - Alaska Veterans Receive Earned Benefits|
Target #1: Economic Impact of Alaska Veteran Benefits
Economic Impact of Alaska Veteran Benefits ($ Million)
Analysis of results and challenges: Geographic Distribution of VA Expenditures (GDX) report
|A1: Core Service - Connecting Alaska Veterans with Their Earned Benefits|
Target #1: Requests for Assistance from Alaska Veterans
Number of Requests for Assistance from Alaska Veterans
Target #2: Office of Veterans Affairs Outreach Visits
Number of Outreach Visits to Alaska Communities
Analysis of results and challenges: The 2017 number is due to a 60% turnover to service officer corps.
In 2019, Veterans Services increased outreach visits through a partnership with the local VA. This was a combined effort, which was well received.
In 2020, Veteran Services saw a decrease in rural travel due to limited budget for travel followed by the pandemic travel restrictions that began in March 2020.
Locations visited: Anchor Point, Clear, Craig, Delta Junction, Fairbanks, Fort Greely, Glennallen, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Kenny Lake, Ketchikan, Klawock, Kodiak, Nikiski, North Pole, Seward, Sitka, Soldotna, Valdez.
Target #3: Alaska Veterans Enrolled with the Federal Veterans Administration (VA)
Percentage of Alaska Veterans Enrolled with the Federal Veterans Administration
Analysis of results and challenges: Alaska still continues to have the most Veterans per capita in the United States. Only 37,800 are enrolled in the Alaska Federal VA System.
Target #4: Requests for Funeral Honors
Number of Requests for Funeral Honors Services and Number of Funeral Honors Performed
Analysis of results and challenges: In FY21 future events requested were cancelled due to travel restrictions
Current as of December 14, 2021