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Honoring Veterans' Day with Grant Opportunities for Veterans

As we observe Veterans' Day, we reflect on the service and sacrifices of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. This day also reminds us of our responsibility to support veterans and their families continuously. At GrantExec, we recognize the importance of accessible funding to improve the lives of veterans. In this spirit, we've curated a free list of grant opportunities that align with our commitment to connect veterans with essential resources.


  1. State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program: Available to State and Tribal Governments, this grant assists in constructing or renovating Veterans Extended Care Facilities. The VA's participation may cover up to 65% of total project costs. Learn more.

  2. Grants for Adaptive Sports for Disabled Veterans (Equine Assisted Therapy): This forthcoming grant provides $1,500,000 for adaptive sports entities to implement programs, including equine therapy, for veterans and armed forces members with disabilities. It focuses on various adaptive sports activities and offers training and technical assistance to relevant personnel. Learn more.

  3. Stand Down Grants: This opportunity assists veterans experiencing homelessness by providing a wide range of employment, social, and health services. Learn more.

  4. Dialogues on the Experience of War: This insightful program, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, fosters a deeper understanding of military service and war through the study and discussion of significant humanities sources. It aims to bridge the gap between military veterans and civilians by encouraging both groups to engage in meaningful dialogue about the varied experiences and impacts of war. Learn more.

  5. Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant: The National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program (NPS ABPP) offers the Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants (BLAGs) to support the preservation of significant American battlefield lands. This program is an initiative to acquire and conserve lands associated with the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. It is aimed at assisting state and local governments, as well as eligible nonprofits, in purchasing land or permanent protective interests in these historic sites. Learn more.

State-Level Programs:

  1. Veterans Employment Program (Pennsylvania): The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry offers the Veterans Employment Program, allocating around $800,000 to support veterans, reserve and guard members, and their spouses in securing gainful employment. Targeting Delaware County, this grant program encourages innovative approaches to overcoming employment barriers, with funding up to $200,000 per application. Eligible entities include workforce development boards, non-profits, and educational institutions, focusing on holistic employment solutions for veterans. The project period spans from April 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025. Learn more.

  2. Veterans Scratch Off Program (Illinois): Launched in 2006 with the "Winter Winnings" specialty lottery ticket, this program is the first in the U.S. where 100% of net proceeds are dedicated to veterans. The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs administers these funds as cash grants, focusing on supporting veterans' organizations in areas like behavioral health, homelessness, health insurance costs, disability benefits, long-term care, employment training, and emergency financial assistance. Eligible applicants include government agencies, non-profits, veterans' organizations, and other tax-exempt entities providing or planning to provide veterans' assistance. The grant reviews are conducted quarterly, with specific application windows and committee meeting dates scheduled throughout fiscal years 2024 and 2025. Learn more.

  3. Homeless and Employment Initiative (Arizona): The Arizona Department of Veterans' Services (ADVS) administers the Veteran Homeless and Employment Initiative, addressing the critical needs of the state's 600,000 service members, veterans, and their families. This initiative focuses on eradicating veteran homelessness and overcoming employment barriers. Key components include the Arizona Veteran StandDowns, financial assistance for bridge housing or mitigation, and employment support. The program also prioritizes data collection on veteran homelessness and housing instability, advocating for additional resources to support these services. Eligibility extends to agencies and organizations working with veterans in Maricopa County and statewide, emphasizing community-based solutions and partnerships to address these pressing issues. Learn more.

  4. TVC Fund for Veterans' Assistance Grant Program (Texas): Managed by the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC), this program provides reimbursement grants to support Texas veterans and their dependents. With a total fund of $30,000,000 for the 2024-2025 period, grants range from $5,000 to $500,000 and cover various service categories including financial assistance, supportive services, homeless veteran support, employment support, legal services, and more. The program targets charitable organizations, local government agencies, and veterans service organizations authorized to operate in Texas. It aims to improve the quality of life, address acute and chronic needs, and ensure the availability of diverse, region-specific services for veterans and their families. Learn more.

  5. Veterans' and War Memorials Grant Program (Oregon): Managed by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, this program offers funding assistance to local governments and federally recognized tribes in Oregon for constructing and restoring veterans' and war memorials. The grants, ranging from $10,000 to $70,000, aim to honor Oregon's soldiers and veterans. With approximately $275,000 available for funding, the program covers up to 80% of project costs, requiring a minimum of 10% cash match from applicants. Eligible projects include the construction of new memorials or the restoration of existing ones, with a focus on commemorating U.S. wars and honoring veterans. The grant period runs from July 1, 2023, to May 15, 2025. Eligibility is open to local governmental entities in Oregon, in partnership with veterans' organizations. Learn more.

Private Foundations:

  1. Chesapeake Bay Trust Veteran's Engagement Mini Grant Program: This program, administered by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, is designed to engage veterans' groups in Maryland in small-scale projects that offer healing and therapeutic services, recreational activities, community engagement, and green job training. Emphasizing diversity and inclusion, the Trust aims to connect the well-being of veterans with the health of natural resources. The program encourages projects that benefit veterans and the environment, such as wildlife conservation, park greening, and river restoration. It seeks to involve veteran's groups in community-based restoration and protection efforts and is particularly keen on supporting organizations new to the grant application process. The goal is to foster a deepened understanding of environmental stewardship among veterans while providing tangible benefits to both the community and natural spaces. Learn more.

  2. Community Foundation Boulder County Veterans Fund 2023 – Colorado: This fund, established by the Community Foundation Boulder County (CFBC), is dedicated to supporting veterans and their families in Boulder County, Colorado. The fund primarily focuses on raising money and distributing grants to local community partners to develop, sustain, or expand programs and projects for veterans. Learn more.

  3. Topcoder for Veterans: Topcoder Veterans Community is a private sector initiative designed to facilitate the transition of military service members into civilian employment. Each year, around 200,000 service members leave the military, and this program offers them the opportunity to acquire real-world experience across various industries. Veterans can participate in challenges hosted on, showcasing their abilities with contemporary and sought-after skill sets. This platform not only allows veterans to compete and gain valuable experience but also enables them to earn money and work from home. Learn more.

These grant opportunities highlight just one aspect of our broader mission at GrantExec: to connect a variety of deserving entities, including veterans, with essential funding sources. Our commitment extends to supporting nonprofits, startups, researchers, local governments, and underserved small businesses, ensuring equitable access to vital resources. For those seeking to explore a wide range of funding opportunities, we invite you to visit For personalized grant recommendations, consider ordering a Scouting Report: a detailed exploration of the most promising grant opportunities, utilizing our continually expanding database and AI-powered matching algorithm for timely identification of quality non-dilutive funding opportunities.


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