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Minority and Underrepresented Veteran Outreach

​​California is a richly diverse state with an equally diverse Veteran population. As of 2014, California is a minority-majority state which means no single racial or ethnic group forms a majority.  While minority Veterans comprise approximately 43 percent of the total California Veteran population, as a group they are less likely to access their VA benefits than non-minority Veterans. We are charged with identifying barriers to service and health care access, as well as increasing local awareness of minority Veteran related issues by developing strategies for improving minority participation in existing USDVA benefit programs.

REPORT: California Veteran Population by Ethnicity

Minority and Underrepresented Veterans Support

State Employment - Find a job at CalVet or for the state.

Career Advancement - California leadership should reflect the rich diversity of our state. Learn how to apply to work as a Governor's appointee for the state of California. For more information check out the appointments website at www.gov.ca.gov.


Additional minority and underrepresented Veteran information and/or resources can be found in the following websites:

For a comprehensive Directory of Veterans Service Organizations for 2013-2014, please follow the link for: 2013-2014 Directory of Veteran Service Organizations. This is published as an informational service by the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Inclusion of an organization in the directory does not constitute approval or endorsement by VA or the United States Government of the organization or its activities. Some VSOs are "chartered", which means they are federally chartered and/or recognized or approved by the VA Secretary for purposes of preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims under laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Inclusion of non-chartered organizations does not constitute or reflect VA recognition of said organization and its representatives for purposes of representation of VA claimants.

You may also call the Minority and Underrepresented Veterans line for assistance at any time by dialing (916) 653-1402.

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Minority and Underrepresented Veteran Outreach