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Veterans Trust Fund (VTF) Grant

Grants to Colorado Veteran-Serving Nonprofits
for Capital Improvements and Amenities

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Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

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Deadline Date:

03/01/18 Receipt


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Grants to Colorado nonprofit veterans services organizations to support capital improvement projects or needed amenities for the benefit of military veterans residing within the state. The purpose of this program is to meet defined needs of Colorado veterans, resulting in enhanced health and wellbeing.

Section 28-5-709, C.R.S., requires VTF monies to be used for capital improvements or needed amenities for state veterans nursing homes, costs incurred by state veterans cemeteries, costs incurred by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to administer the program, and grants to veterans programs operated by nonprofit veterans organizations that meet criteria adopted by the Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs and selected by that Board as grant recipients.

The scope of program services includes direct assistance to veterans to address unmet needs of veterans. The expected outcomes/impacts include enhanced self-sufficiency and economic stability, increased access to healthcare, stable housing and supportive services, increased food security, enhanced relationships and overall well-being.

Eligible programs and projects to apply for funds are those located in Colorado that provide direct assistance to meet the needs of Colorado veterans. Veterans whose character of service is other than Dishonorable are eligible for services under this program.

Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criteria: need for the service provided, local partnerships and collaboration, number of veterans projected to be served, expected outcomes and proposed measures of effectiveness, and historical information on program effectiveness.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179773

Term of Contract:

By June 15, any advanced funds not expended and accounted for must be returned by the grantee to the Department. Any final requests for reimbursement of expenses must be received by the Department by June 20 of the grant contract period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations nationally recognized by the United States Congress as an organization that can provide services to veterans, typically with a designation by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)19 or a 501(c)23.

An organization may not receive funding from both the Veterans Assistance Grant (VAG) and VTF grant programs.

Administrative or capital costs are not allowed, except as noted in statute.

Memorials, club renovations, honor guards, and tributes to veterans are not included in the VTF grant program.

Applicant organizations must directly provide services; services provided only via pass-through funding are not permitted.

Grant funds cannot be used to supplant current funding of existing activities. “Supplanting” is defined as replacing existing funds of a program or project with funds from this grant program.

Pre-proposal Conference:

For additional information and training on the application process, you are encouraged to attend one of the scheduled webinars.

There is no charge to attend a webinar training. Registration is required. Space is limited. To register, please send an email to Gail Hoagland and indicate the date you would like to attend. You will receive further information including a link to the webinar.

VTF Webinar Training Dates:
-January 11, 13:00
-January 24, 13:00
-February 7, 9:00
-February 14, 13:00

Pre-Application Information:

Original, signed applications must be received by March 1, 2018.

Funds will be reimbursed when grantees have expended organizational funds for grant purposes.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Gail Hogland, Grant Administrator

Mail or deliver applications to:

Grant Administrator
6848 S. Revere Pkwy
Centennial, CO 80112

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado