62,130 Active Duty
18,016 Guard and Reserve
2,000,000 Family Members
- See About WDVA page for more information.
Armed Forces License Plates
Number of Armed Forces Plates On the Road as of 2/01/2023
Air Force 3,540
Coast Guard 818
National Guard 338
In Fiscal Year 2022, Armed Forces License Plates provided $630,000 for State Veterans Cemetery Operations, programs for veterans without homes, and other vital WDVA services.
- See Armed Forces License Plates page for more information.
Benefits for Veteran/Military Spouses and Family Members
62,130 Active Duty
18,016 Guard and Reserve
2,000,000 Family Members (estimated)
(https://www.va.gov/vetdata/veteran_population.asp and https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/dwp/dwp_reports.jsp)
- See Benefits for Veteran/Military Spouses and Family Members page for more information.
Brain Injury & Recovery-TBI Program
18 trainings across Washington to 225 individuals.
80 veterans and 44 family members have received 1:1 guidance, referrals and support.
Max Impact Analytics:
20 referrals to providers
17 WDVA contacts
253 NEW users in the state of Washington
28 contacts in Washington State
14 users in 4 US states, such as California Connecticut, Minnesota, and Oklahoma, of those states 2 are new users
- See Brain Injury & Recovery-TBI Program page for more information.
Jan – Dec 2021
- Vet - 567
- Fam Member - 196
Fiscal Year 2022
Armed Forces License Plates provided $630,000 for State Veterans Cemetery Operations, programs for veterans without homes, and other vital WDVA services.
- See Cemetery page for more information.
Olympia Call Center received approximately 4,768 calls, 583 visitors (COVID), and files 233 claims
WDVA Field Services Network:
9,999 VA Disability Compensation and Pension claims filed
84% Approval Rating (Batting Average)
$83.5 million in Income generated for veteran residents from claims going into state economy
157 claims filed by Transitioning Warrior Program (TWP)
- See Claims Assistance page for more information.
Digital Navigator Program
Program Goals for 2023
The Digital Navigator Programs main goals include serving:
- Up to 4,000 individuals will speak with WDVA Digital Navigators, who will provide basic digital skills, Internet search assistance, and tips for finding jobs, housing, social services benefits, and other state and local resources.
- Up to 1,000 qualified individuals or households, with households at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, will receive internet subscription assistance for six to twelve months.
- Up to 1,000 qualified individuals or households, with households at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, will receive internet-enabled devices such as laptop computers, tablet computers, or smartphones, including simple device instructions, personal orientations for how to use the device, and leave-behind tip sheets (translated into multiple languages).
- Up to 1,000 individuals will enroll in digital skills literacy training and related services, where they will receive a standardized digital skills assessment and enroll in at least one upskill course or lesson while also receiving value-added case management and leveraged support services.
- See Digital Navigator Program page for more information.
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
FY 21-22 Results
Enrolled - 210
Housing Placements - 137
Job Placements - 140
Avg. Wage at Placement - $19.41
- See Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program page for more information.
38 VCC internships provided in communities throughout WA State
24 VCC interns connected to veterans services and/or benefits
4 VCC interns hired full-time by their host organization
18 community partner organizations hosted VCC interns
- See Internships page for more information.
1,195 individuals served
- See LGBTQ+ Veterans page for more information.
Military Spouse Initiative
2,564 outreach and consultation contacts with military spouses, partners, and employers
97 Outreach events to military spouses, partners, and employers
14 partner events on employment, licensure, and childcare
52 military spouse license reimbursements at JBLM (9% of service-wide total and highest in US Army.
Completed research on military family childcare. Report pending FY23
- See Military Spouse Initiative page for more information.
Orting Veterans Farm
Veterans Farm at Orting
8 farm plots leased to veteran agriculture producers
0 veterans enrolled in business agriculture training programs
1 veteran enrolled in whole farm training
5 veteran interns enrolled from Orting Transitional Housing Program (THP)
2 veterans volunteered from the Orting THP or Tiny Homes Village
2,000 pounds of fresh, organic produce given away at weekly free produce stand in Orting
Veterans in Agriculture Pilot Program
222 trainings and outreach provided
45 veterans enrolled
1,079 veterans reached by the program
956 community members reached by the program
5 veterans found paid temporary, permanent, or non-paid (volunteer, internship, etc.) employment in agriculture
- See Orting Veterans Farm page for more information.
Reentry Program & Vet Court
187 Veterans enrolled in King County
- See Reentry Program & Vet Court page for more information.
Spokane Veterans Home
Serves 100 residents
- See Spokane Veterans Home page for more information.
Suicide Prevention and Support
4 Veteran’s LEARN workshops - 45 participants
30 Governor’s Challenge Team meetings held
31 SAMHSA/VA Community of Practice meetings
14 SMVFs assisted in crisis by referring to community resources
18 or 20 objectives initiated and/or completed in the WA State SMVF Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan 21-23
1 statewide suicide prevention virtual event – “Together Washington”
Provided subject matter expert consultation for WA Veteran Suicide Awareness and Prevention at 6 events.
Local Level (1) – South Sound Community and Military Partnerships (virtual)
Statewide (4) – Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (virtual)
WDVA Provider Conference (Lake Chelan, WA)
Eastern Washington Veterans Task Force (virtual)
DBHR Behavioral Health Service Provider Listening Session (virtual)
National (1) – National Conference of State Legislatures (Seattle, WA)
- See Suicide Prevention and Support page for more information.
565 veterans served by Vet Corps
63 veteran family members served by Vet Corps
469 veterans who complete a mutually-agreed upon goal
15 veterans engaged in National Service for the first time
9 veteran National Service participants who secure employment as a result of their term of service
- See Vet Corps page for more information.
Veteran Owned Businesses
1,963 VOBs certified to date
160 new certifications
3,984 outreach and consultation contacts with TSM's, partners, and agency purchasing offices
17 outreach events to transitioning service members, partners, and agency purchasing offices
3 entrepreneurship partner events hosted
- See Veteran Owned Businesses page for more information.
Veterans Conservation Corps Program
36 Veterans enrolled in VCC internships
23 Veterans in conservation internships
13 Veterans in agricultural internships
17 of the 36 were ongoing past 6/30/21
Out of the 36 internships completed in FY21-22:
4 gained employment directly after internship
3 of the 4 were with intern’s host organization
2 of the 4 were placed into FT staff leadership roles
4 continued to higher education
21 were connected to some form of veteran benefit
- See Veterans Conservation Corps Program page for more information.
Veterans In-State Service Shared Leave Program
VISSLP impact FY22
3 Veteran helped
259 hours VISSLP used
11 Veterans Helped
1402.03 hours VISSLP used
- See Veterans In-State Service Shared Leave Program page for more information.
Veterans Innovations Program (VIP)
54 veterans transitioned to employment
75 assisted with homeless, eviction, or foreclosure prevention
19 Transitioned to education
40 assisted with prevention of utility shut off or turn back on
12 assisted with transportation needs
- See Veterans Innovations Program (VIP) page for more information.