Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

Department of Veterans' Affairs
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2018 FY 2017
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
Illinois Veterans' Home Quincy $ 48,462.1 508.1 $ 45,125.6 419.7
Illinois Veterans' Home Manteno $ 33,513.6 316.2 $ 34,117.0 311.7
Illinois Veterans' Home LaSalle $ 21,713.0 207.9 $ 20,129.9 210.4
Illinois Veterans' Home Anna $ 7,801.1 69.8 $ 6,307.2 70.5
Field Services Division $ 5,790.7 69.3 $ 4,570.3 71.5
Awards/Grants/Records Section $ 1,260.0 8.0 $ 1,557.8 8.0
State Approving Agency $ 1,098.3 6.2 $ 1,117.3 6.2
Prince Homeless Program in Manteno $ 661.8 9.0 $ 659.5 8.0
Totals $ 120,300.6 1,194.5 $ 113,584.6 1,106.0

Totals may not add due to rounding.

Agency Narrative
The mission of the department is to empower Illinois’ veterans, as well as their dependents and survivors, to thrive by assisting them in obtaining the benefits to which they are entitled; by providing long-term health care for eligible veterans; and by partnering with other agencies and nonprofits to help veterans address education, mental health, housing, employment, and other challenges. The Field Services division runs 80 full-time and part-time field offices servicing the 102 counties of the state to assist veterans and their families in navigating and applying for federal, state, and local resources. The Grants section administers state benefits including: education grants, housing grants, burial benefits, no-fee recreational permits, and bonuses for wartime service. The department operates Veterans’ Homes in Quincy, Manteno, LaSalle, and Anna to provide skilled nursing and domiciliary care for eligible veterans. The State Approving Agency program approves and audits veterans’ education and training programs available from colleges, universities, and vocational training centers in Illinois. Finally, the Central Office administers or supports several unique programs, including the Illinois Warrior Assistance program, the Prince Home, the Veterans Cash program, and initiatives regarding unemployment, entrepreneurship, women veterans, and partnerships with agencies and nonprofits.