Veterans to get some extra perks at local community colleges

Two grants will allow the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District to expand services and outreach to the schools’ nearly 1,700 veterans and their dependents.

Both Grossmont and Cuyamaca have each secured $200,000 in state grants from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to help vets. In addition, both colleges have plans in place to nearly triple the size of their veterans resource centers.

According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office, the California legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal and policy advisor, California is home to about 1.8 million veterans. California Community Colleges enroll nearly 80,000 veterans and active-duty service members each year.

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