The Rural Veterans Coordination Program (RVCP) is a division of the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (NMDVS). The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) created the Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot (RVCP) grant program to support Veterans and their families who reside in rural and/or underserved areas of the country. RVCP aids Veterans with the transition to civilian life in one or more of the following areas:
- Increase coordination of health care and benefits for Veterans;
- Increase availability of high quality medical and mental health services;
- Provide assistance to families of transitioning Veterans; and
- Outreach to Veterans and their families.
RVCP is directed by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health and was created in accordance with Section 506, Public Law 111-163, Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010.
RVCP New Mexico supports and assists Veterans and their family members in referrals and assistance in the following areas.
- Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption Disabled Veteran Property Tax Exemption
- Exemption from Excise Taxes on Vehicle Purchases / Veterans’ Educational Benefits
- Veterans’ Service Organization Property Tax Exemption
- Wartime Veteran Scholarship Fund / Wartime Veteran Scholarship Fund
- Veterans’ License Plates / Gold Star Family License Plate / Patriot License Plate
- Disability Compensation
- Education and Training
- Life Insurance
- Home Loans
- Health Care, Burial
- Dependent and Survivors