b'Organizations eligible for the $25,000 grant must meet the following requirements: Be a nonprofit organization Provide Service Dogs to Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Meets the Publicly Available National Standard of theAssociation of Service Dog Providers for MilitaryVeterans (ASDPMV) Has Expertise in the Unique Needs of Veterans with PTSD Agree to Cover the Costs Associated with ProvidingServices in Excess of the Grant Amount Agree to Reaccept or Replace any Service Dog Provided to a Veteran Using the Grant The funding shall be used to provide a complete servicedog to eligible veterans along with covering costs fortravel and follow-on training.Puppies Assisting Wounded Service MembersYou can find the current list of Co-Sponsors here: congress.(PAWS) Act H.R. 3103 gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/3103/cosponsors.Northeast Florida Congressman John Rutherford [R-FL-4] has introduced a bill June 5, 2019, that would require the(PAWS) Act H.R. 3103U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide service dogsApproved by the House of Representatives to military veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stresson Feb. 5, 2002disorder (PTSD).The bill now goes to the Senate.Its called the Puppies Assisting Wounded Service Members (PAWS) Act of 2019. Association of Service DogThe PAWS Act would require the Department of VeteransProviders for Military VeteransAffairs to carry out a five-year program to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that provide service dogs to veteransAssociation of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans who suffer from the post-traumatic stress disorder. is a coalition of non-profit service dog providers for military The PAWS Act would provide funds needed by theseVeterans suffering from post-traumatic stress, traumatic service dog organizations to go towards veterinary healthbrain injury, and military sexual trauma working to prevent insurance policies for the dogs, hardware required for the suicide and improve military Veterans mental health.dog to perform the tasks necessary to assist the veteran, What We Doand payments for travel expenses to get the service dog. Our goal is to ensure that qualified organizations pair Additionally, the VA would be required to develop Veterans with the most beneficial service dogs; increase data to measure the improvement in the psychosocial awareness and understanding of the medical evidence function of the veterans and any changes in dependenceContract # 5170 Aero Motor that supports the use of service dogs; and advocate for the on prescription narcotics. expanded use of qualified service dogs.2020 Military Appreciation Resource Book Members are non-profit organizations that pair military veterans with trained service dogs that provide healingassistance in navigating traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and military sexual trauma.Aero Motors opened in 1953 as a family owned and operated ASSOCIATION OFUsed Car Dealership and Auto Repair Services in Baltimore Maryland,SERVICE DOG PROVIDERSand is operated by the second and third generation. FOR MILITARY VETERANSFrom a very modest beginning, we have grown to one ofthe largest, non-franchised used car dealer in Maryland.P Proudly Supporting Our Military & First Responders PHours: Mon.- Fri. 9 AM-8 PMSat. 9 AM-4 PMSun. CLOSED50 Eastern Blvd., Essex, MD 21221ASDPMVs National Standards can be found here:www.aeromotors.com servicedogs4vets.org/service-dogs-national-standards32 Military Appreciation Resource Magazine Aberdeen Proving Ground'