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Veterans Assistance Grant (VAG)

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits and Agencies
to Meet the Needs of Military Veterans

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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 organizations and government agencies to promote the health and wellbeing of military veterans residing within the state. Programs may involve mental health services, job training, family counseling, housing for homeless veterans, employment assistance, and other forms of assistance.

Purpose and Scope:

The overarching goal of the Veterans Assistance Grant is to support organizations in meeting community defined needs of veterans, ultimately resulting in improved health and well-being for veterans in the State of Colorado.

The scope of program services includes direct assistance to veterans to address unmet needs. The expected outcomes 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.

Programs and Projects:

Eligibility includes programs and projects located in Colorado that provide direct assistance to meet the needs of veterans and their dependents living in Colorado. Veterans whose character of service is other than Dishonorable are eligible for services under this program.


Funded programs or projects will address the following criteria: need for the service provided, local partnerships, number of veterans projected to be served, expected outcomes and proposed measures of effectiveness, and historical information on program effectiveness. Refer to the sections on Application and Evaluation for details.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179801

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum allowable grant award will be $100,000.

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:

The Veterans Assistance Grant is available to both nonprofit and governmental entities. Nonprofits must be registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) tax-exempt organization other than a 501(c) 19 or 23. Proof of nonprofit status must be included with the grant request.

An organization may apply for only one grant per funding cycle. An organization may not receive funding from both the VAG and Veterans Trust Fund (VTF) grant programs.

Administrative, construction or capital costs are not allowed. Memorials, club renovations, honor guards, and tributes to veterans are not included in the VAG grant program.

Applicant organizations must directly provide services themselves; pass-through funding is 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.

VAG Webinar Training Dates:
-January 10, 13:00
-January 23, 9:00
-February 8, 9:00
-February 13, 13:00

Pre-Application Information:

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

Grant Administrator
6848 S. Revere Pkwy
Centennial, CO 80112

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado