Veteran Transportation Grant Awarded to the IFA [2017] - P.O.W. Report

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Veteran Transportation Grant Awarded to the IFA [2017]

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has renewed a transportation grant to the State of Alaska Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, and the State has advised the Inter-Island Ferry Authority that the IFA has been accepted into the Veteran Federal Transportation Grant Program again this year!

Effective October 1, 2017, the IFA is authorized to issue both passenger and vehicle ticketing to qualifying Veterans traveling in conjunction with healthcare needs.

Present your current Alaska Driver License or ID Card with VA endorsement, Armed Forces of the United States ID Card {Retiree} or VA Healthcare Card to qualify for this no-cost to Veterans program. Examples of these IDs can be seen on our Website or in the attachment. Escorts will be required to get prior authorization to travel from Forrest Powell. Forrest is the Grant Manager and Veterans can contact him at 907-334-0872 or

Travel under this Veteran Affairs Transportation Program applies to travel on the IFA’s Hollis and Ketchikan and (temporary) Metlakatla routes.

For Additional Grant Information:
Contact Dennis Watson 907-617-2800 or

For Reservation Information:
Contact Reservations at 866-308-4848 or 907-225-4848

[PS: 1 Car ticket = 3 Veteran walk-on tickets. The Grant will impact more people and last longer if you walk instead of drive. Thanks!] 

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