Based in Baldwinsville, New York, Mercia Grant is a retired senior clerk who has experience with a variety of organizations, such as the Metropolitan District Commission. Alongside this, Mercia Grant is involved with a variety of philanthropic organizations, such as Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), a non-profit which looks to support military veterans with spinal injuries, among others.
The non-profit recently partnered with Veterans of Foreign Wars to issue recommendations ahead of President Trump’s upcoming budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The suggestions, which form what the PVA calls ‘”The Independent Budget,” outlines what it believes to be adequate funding for various areas, as well as how this would directly benefit veterans.
The Independent Budget suggests that $98.4 billion be spent to meet the demand for medical care in VA facilities across the country. The Independent Budget also recommends for prosthetics and sensory aids to be increased by $328 million from the previous budget as well as a $20 million bump in funding for reproductive services for disabled veterans.