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The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Launches Online "Donate" Option for the Military Family Assistance Fund

BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) unveiled an online "Donate" option to make it much easier for donors to contribute to the Military Family Assistance (MFA) Fund.

The MFA Fund provides financial support to Louisiana's veterans and their families when they experience financial hardships. To receive funds through MFA, certain criteria must be met and a completed application must be submitted to LDVA, which includes all required supporting documentation. MFA can pay up to $10,000 per veteran claim in a 12-month period.

To provide this service online, the LDVA has worked closely with Baton Rouge firm ThreeSixtyEight and NIC subsidiary Louisiana Interactive to make the user experience as friendly as possible for Louisiana's military families and their supporters. This new feature will help raise much-needed donations for this fund, which provided $350,000 of emergency relief funds to veterans affected by the unprecedented flooding in 2016.

"We are excited to introduce a new ‘Donate' option on our website page," said Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Joey Strickland. "We need to continue to support Louisiana's 322,607 veterans, their families and our active-duty service members, and the MFA Fund does just that."

ThreeSixtyEight's CEO Kenny Nguyen added, "The LDVA is a key player in helping veterans all across Louisiana get the support they need to live normal and happy lives. We are proud to support their efforts and will always look to support the veteran heroes that live in our state. We hope to see others donate to this fund."

As Louisiana's digital government partner, Louisiana Interactive's General Manager Kellie Benoit said, "We are honored to work with Veterans Affairs to provide an online donation option for the Military Family Assistance Fund. We hope citizens find this service as an efficient way to support the Veterans of Louisiana."

Now, it's easier than ever for people to connect with the LDVA and make a contribution through its website to help support Louisiana's military families.

To donate to LDVA's Military Family Assistance Fund, please visit: www.vetaffairs.la.gov.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation's premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

Contact:

Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
Alejandra "Alex" Juan, 225-219-5005
Communications Director
alex.juan@la.gov

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