Grants to Celebrate Veterans Day 2020

Veterans Day is celebrated in the USA every year on November 11th. The “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month“, signaled the end of World War I in 1918.

The 18.2 million veterans currently living in the US, are men and women who come from all walks of life; they are parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors, and coworkers, and are an important part of their communities. In honor of this federal holiday, we are shedding some light on these grants currently available.

Health & Wellness Grants:

  1. Families of former and active military personnel can apply for grants of up to $300 to support their children’s activities. Activities include recreational programs, camps, sports, tutoring, driver education, STEM programs, and more. 
  2. First responders, military, and veterans may be eligible for sports and fitness programs that enhance their physical and mental well-being. 
  3. Grants for nonprofit organizations in multiple states to provide shelter and assistance for the nation’s current and former military personnel.
  4. Distribution programs to support homeless, low-income, and disabled veterans. These in-kind grants of donated goods and services are available to USA organizations.
  5. Nonprofit organizations can apply for these grants to improve the lives of injured military veterans and their families.

Housing Grants for Veterans

  1. Financial help to veteran and military families to purchase a home and cover the costs associated with the closing process
  2. Up to $5,000 is available to cover the costs of purchasing a new home for military personnel and veterans.
  3. Post 9/11 veterans who were severely injured in combat operations may be eligible for specially adapted, custom homes
  4. Grants up to $10,000, to help cover necessary home modifications, repairs, and rehabilitation. This grant is available to military veterans and active-duty personnel, who have been disabled by military service.
  5. Texas nonprofit organizations and government agencies may be eligible for grants of up to $15,000. This grant is to help low-income former-military personnel and their families upgrade, improve, and maintain housing. 

COVID Grants for Veterans

  1. Grants to former members of the armed forces who are people of color, women, LGBTQ, or non-religious or religious minorities.
  2. $250 relief grants are available to veterans with disabilities who have lost employment due to the COVID pandemic.
  3. There is financial support upon returning from deployment overseas available, to ease the transition from military service to civilian life.
  4. For veterans facing immediate expenses due to the COVID crisis, financial assistance is available. These expenses can include, but not limited to, rent and mortgage, utilities, and food.
  5. Emergency financial assistance is available to eligible military service members and veterans in the USA. 

Business & Entrepreneur Grants for Veterans

  1. Opportunities are available for family members of eligible military veterans to participate in an intensive entrepreneurship education and training program. The program provides self-employment training and mentoring for individuals seeking to start a business
  2. Female veterans and female military spouses may be eligible to attend a small business management and entrepreneurship program.
  3. An intensive business course opportunity is available to USA post-9/11 military veterans with disabilities seeking to initiate an entrepreneurial venture. 
  4. Scholarships are available to USA active duty military and recently separated veterans, to attend a business continuity educational course.
  5. Veteran-owned businesses may be eligible for a business development program. This program includes coaching and tools in management, marketing, financial topics, and strategic planning for sustainable business growth.

Visit GrantWatch to view more grants currently available for military and veterans.

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