Office of Veterans and Military Families

The Office of Veterans and Military Families recognizes the growing needs of the more than 20,000 veterans who call Howard County home. Our office is dedicated to providing guidance, information and access to Howard County veterans, military families, their dependents and survivors. We promote activities that serve veterans of all ages and collaborate with other service providers to address more complex issues. With the various programs and services offered within our government, nonprofit and business community, we assist in the navigation of available resources. While our office is new, the County’s support for our military and veteran community is not.  The Department of Community Resources and Services “No Wrong Door” policy can help identify scams targeting military members, assist a disabled veteran or veteran caregiver with services, help a homeless veteran find housing, and assist a relocating military family with childcare options. If you need assistance, please reach out to the Howard County Office of Veterans and Military Families at 410-313-6400 or 

If you are a veteran or a current military service member, you may be eligible for education benefits under the GI Bill®. If so, you should apply for your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) as soon as possible. Learn more about student loans and other ways to pay for college at the Office of Consumer Protection, Dept. of Community Resources... Student Loan Forum and Resource Fair on Wed., January 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Howard Community College. Free; register at or visit for more information.


Quick Links

Maryland Veteran Resource Guide

Reserved Veteran Parking Initiative

Veteran Choice Program Phone Line Scam

Dental Care Resources for Veterans 

Baltimore VA Medical Center Visitor Guide

Maryland Dept of Natural Resources

Fort Meade Resources

Champ VA Fact Sheet 

VA Choice Program Overview

Military Veterans’ Travel Guide – Ideas, Discounts, & Resources

Military and Veteran Retail Discounts

Federal Employment Resource Links

Mesothelioma Veterans Center

VA Disability Pension Benefits Information

VA Pension Benefits Information

Tax Credits for Seniors and Retired Military

LinkedIn offers a 1-yr free Premium membership for Veterans

Veteran Owned Businesses in Howard County

Veterans Learning to Code Resources

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program

Using Your DD214 to Elevevate Your Resume

Howard County Businesses with Military Veteran Discounts

Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program (TAP) 

Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs

Growing the Military Child