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County Veteran Offices
IowaWORKS Centers are committed to providing quality employment services to all military service members and their spouses. All veterans and their spouse may be eligible for priority service. Please let a team member know upon check-in of your veteran status. IowaWORKS Centers provide a full range of job/career assistance. Individual services include:
- Career counseling and job search skills development
- Help locating employment and Registered Apprenticeship opportunities
- Academic skill testing and hands-on computer classes
- Creating resumes/cover letters and interview preparation
Iowa National Guard Services
Iowa Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
Non-Profit Statewide Veteran Support Organizations
An Introduction to CHAMPs
Iowa's Certified Higher Academic Military Partners (CHAMPs) offer higher education incentives to qualified veterans, their spouses and dependents. Benefits include in-state tuition rates, on-campus support, credit for military courses and special financial considerations.
There are currently no CHAMPs partners located in this county. Please check surrounding communities for CHAMPs offering online programs.
Welcome to Fayette CountyFayette County Veteran Incentives
Home Base Iowa communities offer valuable incentives for veterans who relocate to their community. Please contact the community point of contact or county veteran director for more information.
Veterans and spouses who move into Fayette County will be given the opportunity to access relocation incentives. A complimentary overnight stay at a Fayette County hotel/motel will be available for Veterans and spouses participating in job interviews and/or visiting to consider a move to the county.
Welcome Folder – Each Veteran that visits Fayette County through the Home Base Iowa program will receive a welcome folder including community information, popular sites to see and area resource information.
Community Tour/Family Sponsor – The Director for Fayette County Economic Development & Tourism will arrange a tour for the community the veteran is interested in located to.
Fayette County Veterans Affairs – The Veterans Service Officer in Fayette County will serve as a point of contact for Veterans (and Veteran spouses) looking to apply for assistance from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Transportation Incentive – Fayette County Veterans Affairs will provide transportation to Iowa City for Veterans in need of medical care beyond the care offered at the Community Based Outreach Clinic in Decorah.
Home Base Iowa Statewide Veteran Incentives
The Home Base Iowa Act positions Iowa as a leader in respect, support and employment of veterans through a public-private partnership. The Iowa Legislature passed the Act in a broad bi-partisan manner and then Governor Terry E. Branstad signed it into law on Memorial Day, 2014. The Act contains the following incentives:
- Military Pensions exempt from state income tax
- $5,000 grant toward the purchase of a home
- Permissive veteran preference in employment
- Search/view Iowa businesses committed to hiring veterans
- Automatic in-state tuition at state universities and community colleges for qualified veterans and their dependents
- View the complete list state veteran benefits
- 100% disabled veterans can qualify to pay no property tax