For many, it,s easy to take for granted a roof over the head, a comfortable and safe place to lie down at night, and heat in the winter. But, for the nearly 400,000 United States veterans who are estimated to find that they are homeless in the course of a year, this “American Dream” is elusive. And with the coronavirus further disrupting their lives, the need for grants is even more apparent.
Over the years, The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been increasing their spending on efforts to help house homeless vets. This resulted in a 33% decline of homeless veterans, proving that investing in this problem makes a big difference to thousands of war heroes.
This knowledge has been recognized by many organizations, and GrantWatch.com currently has 111 available Grants for Veterans. These funding opportunities help nonprofits and government agencies improve the standard of living for veterans with new opportunities posted daily.
Grants for veterans
We would like to highlight some of the grants that keep veteran needs at the forefront of their charitable work.
Grants up to $10,000 to USA military veterans and active-duty personnel who have been disabled by military service to help cover necessary home modifications, repairs, and rehabilitation. Funds may be used to modify an existing home, offset construction costs of a newly constructed home, or pay for a third-party inspection.
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to improve the lives of injured military veterans and their families. Funding is intended to support a range of services and programs including, but not limited to, therapeutic and recreational activities, career training and education, rehabilitation programs, shelters for the homeless, and the supply of mobility items.
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life throughout the country. Applicants must contact program staff before starting an application. In previous years, grants have been awarded for economic development, community development, housing and homelessness, health education, nonprofit education/seminars, technological advancement, equestrian therapy, canine therapy, and veterans programs.
In-kind grants of donated goods and services to USA organizations for distribution programs to support homeless, low-income, and disabled veterans. The types of donated goods vary but will include vital necessities like water, health and hygiene, and clothing items for veterans from all walks of life.
Grants to individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are bordering the poverty-level.
Grants of up to $1,500 to USA families of eligible military veterans who are experiencing extreme financial hardship. This fund is intended to assist families of military personnel who were seriously injured or killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
To all veterans, thank you!