Grant Application Period Open for Nonprofits that Serve Veterans, Families

Applications Due by August 30, 2019

MADISON — Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary-designee Mary Kolar announced today that grant applications from registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide financial assistance or other services to Wisconsin veterans and their families are being accepted.The Non-Profit Grant program includes a maximum total of up to $250,000 annually to nonprofit organizations and no more than $25,000 to each grant recipient.

The WDVA Non-Profit Grant is available to registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that provide financial assistance or other services to veterans and their dependents. The WDVA is proud partners with more than 1000 community and non-profit organizations across the state, particularly through the Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program that help veterans with housing (homelessness), behavioral health, mental health, and financial and legal assistance, among other services. We encourage these groups and others who wish to join our network of organizations that provide services veterans and their families to apply.

Nonprofits interested in applying for this grant opportunity must submit their completed applications by 4:00 p.m. on August 30, 2019.

The following criteria will be evaluated as part of the grant application:

  • Background and organizational history
  • Organizational qualifications and past performances
  • Experience working with veterans and their families
  • Need for grant funding
  • Outreach and screening plan
  • Program implementation timeline
  • Monitoring and program evaluation
  • Program goals and objectives
  • Past working relationships with Veterans Service Organizations
  • Integration of outreach and employment services

Application materials for this grant are available online by clicking here.  Applications and questions about the grant application process should be directed to WDVA Grants Unit at 1-800-WIS-VETS or email at

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