The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) has announced $620,940 in grants to 16 nonprofits that provide services to Wisconsin veterans and their families.

That includes Family Health Center of Marshfield, which was awarded $25,000 to establish a fund for the dental care of veterans in need, with the goal of reducing or eliminating out-of-pocket dental expenses.

Also of impact statewide is the $25,000 grant that went to Heroes for Healthcare, based in West Allis. This nonprofit's goal is to provide free services to Wisconsin veterans who have or are transitioning from military medical fields and are seeking healthcare employment in the state.

The grant will allow Heroes for Healthcare to lay the groundwork to create a program based on Virginia's Military Medics and Corpsmen Program.