Oregon Statutes - Chapter 406 - Department of Veterans' Affairs - Section 406.454 - Distribution formula; rules.

(1) The Director of Veterans’ Affairs shall adopt by rule a formula to distribute to county governing bodies funds appropriated to the director to enhance and expand the services provided by county veterans’ service officers appointed under ORS 408.410. In developing the distribution formula, the director shall consider factors that include, but need not be limited to:

(a) The number of veterans residing in each county;

(b) A base amount to be distributed equally among counties;

(c) Retention of an amount, not to exceed six percent of the total amount appropriated to the director for the purposes of ORS 406.450, that would otherwise be distributed to a county governing body if the county governing body has not appointed county veterans’ service officers; and

(d) Criteria for withholding funds from a county governing body.

(2) Funds retained under subsection (1)(c) and (d) of this section must be spent on:

(a) Training costs of veterans’ service officers and other individuals providing similar services; and

(b) The coordination of computer systems and technology to facilitate efficient delivery of services to veterans, spouses and dependents of veterans or survivors of veterans. [2005 c.836 §4; 2007 c.357 §4]

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