8955 Department of Veterans Affairs
Mission Statement

Serve California's veterans and their families. The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) promotes and delivers innovative services that California veterans and their families need for successful, productive, efficient and cost-effective collaboration with our key stakeholders and partners.

More specifically, the CalVet:

  • Provides California veterans and their families with aid and assistance in presenting their claims for veterans' benefits under the laws of the United States.
  • Provides California veterans with beneficial opportunities through direct low-cost loans to acquire farms and homes.
  • Provides the state's aged or disabled veterans with rehabilitative, residential, and medical care and services in a home-like environment at the California Veterans Homes.

This mission is based upon the philosophy that benefit programs for veterans fulfill necessary, proper, and valid public purposes by promoting patriotism, by recognizing and rewarding sacrifice and service to country, and by providing needed readjustment assistance to returning veterans and their families, whose lives were interrupted when they responded to their country's call to military service.

Since the CalVet programs drive the need for infrastructure investment, each program has a related capital outlay program to support this need. For the specifics on the CalVet's Capital Outlay Program see "Infrastructure Overview."