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Veterans Business of the Quarter Award and Veterans Patriotic Volunteer and Appreciation Award

Awards to Illinois Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Veterans
for Service to Veteran and Military Communities

GrantWatch ID#: 181292
Agency Type:

State

Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA)

07/15/17

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Awards to Illinois nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual military veterans to recognize outstanding service to veteran and military communities. Nominations will be considered on behalf of those organizations and individuals who demonstrate outstanding volunteer service and support of veterans and the military.

Award Programs:

1) Veterans Business of the Quarter Award:

This award is made to a business or organizations that has provided a service or services to one or more veterans during 2016.

Honoree(s) will be recognized for significant service to veterans, their contributions made toward local veteran service organizations, as well as state and/or national levels; and by excellence achieved through action above and beyond the call of duty. Nominees must have made important contributions in volunteer work and support of veterans and /or the military.

Nominations will be evaluated on the scope and impact of a nominee’s outreach and/or achievements to the extent that contributions benefit and provide support to veterans in the community.

2) Veterans Patriotic Volunteer and Appreciation Award:

The nominee must reside in Illinois and must have received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Military.

Honorees will be recognized for significant volunteer service, contributions made at the local, state or national levels or by excellence achieved through action above and beyond the call of duty. Nominees must have made significant contributions to volunteer work in support of veterans and/ or the military.

Nominations will be evaluated on the scope and impact of a nominee's achievements and the extent to which his/her efforts benefit and provide inspiration to their community and other veterans. Nominations must document significant achievements and accomplishments, especially those made after the nominee’s military service.

Veterans Business of the Quarter Award Nomination Eligibility:

-The Business or Organization nominee must be based in the state of Illinois; Nominee must currently have or previously had provided a service or services to one or more veterans during 2016. Nominee must be able to provide a record of success with assisting/helping veterans from the calendar year 2016-2017. Elected Illinois officials with businesses are not eligible for this award.

-Not-For-Profit Organizations that are nominated must be a certified 501(c)3 recognized by the State of Illinois. ALL NFPO that are nominated must complete a state of Illinois verification form which will confirm their 501 (c)3 status.

Veterans Patriotic Volunteer and Appreciation Award Eligibility:

-The nominee must reside in Illinois and must have received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Military.

-Posthumous nominations will be accepted provided that a family member of the deceased nominee signs under Signature of Nominee on the Veterans Patriotic Volunteer and Appreciation Award.

-The nominator needs to provide a legible and up-to-date copy of the veterans DD214. Failure to provide record of service documentation will render the nomination ineligible.

-In addition to the DD214 and the information requested on the nomination form, please provide a written summary of the nominee’s achievements, including: (a) a description of significant accomplishments, including dates; (b) information concerning military service; and, (c) a list of military awards and decorations received by the nominee. In order to validate these accomplishments, please include or attach documentation(s) that will substantiate the nominee’s service and the accomplishments (i.e., news articles, relevant online biographies and/ or copies of commendations, etc.).

Nomination deadline for the second quarter nomination is January 15, 2017.
Nomination deadline for the third quarter nomination is April 15, 2017.
Nomination deadline for the fourth quarter nomination is July 15, 2017.

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

Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs
69 W. Washington Street, Suite 1620
Chicago, IL 60601

IDVA.MEDIA@illinois.gov

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