The Michigan Veterans Community Action Teams (MiVCAT) project is a collaborative community model created by the Altarum Institute to enhance the delivery of services from public, private, and nonprofit organizations to Veterans and their family members.
The MiVCAT project was introduced in Michigan by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) in August 2013, with pilots in two of Michigan’s ten Prosperity Regions—Detroit Metro Region 10 and West Michigan Region 4. In 2014-2015, MiVCAT expanded to four additional Regions: Region 5 East-Central; Region 6 East Michigan; Region 7 South-Central; and Region 9 Southeast Michigan.
About 29,000 Veterans reside in the tri-county area of Region 7. Ingham County has the highest proportion of these Veterans (15,100). Eaton County and Clinton County have considerably smaller Veteran populations with 8,600 and 5,000 respectively.