Since the inception of Resurgence PPG we have seen a huge influx of nominations and veterans that were deserving of our support. Unfortunately we have not reached the point where our resources met all of the nominees needs. This resulted in nominees being placed on wait lists prior to program selection.
The problem we have found is that as the wait list ages, the nominees may lose interest, experience life events, and simply lose touch. The result is a possible training slot being occupied by someone that may no longer desire the program support, after as much as a two year wait.
In an effort to maintain a fresh set of nominees, we are instituting a new, annual application process. Each calendar year, a new application period will be provided in which a pool of candidates will be created. This will do a number of things for us. It will make sure that we have the most current list of interested candidates. It will also provide a more realistic pool of candidates to support. It will also bring us in line with a large number of grant writing organizations that also operate under a yearly application process as well.
We hope this change will make for a more equitable nomination and selection process.
Here's to a great 2021 and sharing our experiences with even more veterans in the community.