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No Barriers Program


SMPA, CoBank and No Barriers Team Up to Support Veterans from Rural America

For generations, rural America has produced a disproportionate share of our armed forces. There are 22 million veterans in the United States - and 5.3 million of them live in rural communities. Of those, more than 40 percent have service-related disabilities.

San Miguel Power is teaming with CoBank and No Barriers USA to support rural veterans with disabilities by sponsoring a series of expeditions that challenge them mentally and physically. Veterans will be provided with the support they need to meet those challenges, and in the process, will learn that they are more than capable of overcoming the challenges that they face in their day-to-day lives.

San Miguel Power would like to nominate a veteran from one of our communities. Up to 50 veterans will ultimately be selected to participate in the program. CoBank will cover the full cost of the program for each participant, including travel. 

If you are a veteran with a disability who would like to participate, or if you would like to nominate a qualifying veteran, please fill out and submit this form before Wednesday, April 15, 2018.  Nominees must be a SMPA members and have a VA disability rating.  Nomination does not guarantee participation in the program.  Final selections are made by CoBank.

For information on the CoBank/No Barriers program, please visit For specific information about No Barriers and the No Barriers Warriors program, please visit

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