Veterans Day is a day to recognize and celebrate people who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans and active duty service members do so much to keep our country safe and deserve to be respected and saluted. So in honor of Veterans Day, GrantWatch is sharing grants that help veterans and their families. One of the best ways to help Veterans is by funding organizations that help provide supplemental services. These grants can help to provide emergency funding for veterans, as well as funding for organizations that provide services for veterans.
Unfortunately, veterans face many challenges when returning to civilian life. From finding access to housing and employment to struggling with mental health issues, it can be hard to adjust. Even with access to healthcare and services offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs, many veterans go without help.
According to the Veterans Administration, approximately 22 veterans die by suicide every day. And while the estimated number of Veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has declined by nearly 50 percent since 2010, there are still many veterans without a place to call home. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs notes that 37,085 veterans experienced homelessness in January 2019. Below, are nine grants that provide funding to tackle all of these issues and more.
Nine Grants to Help Veterans in Need
- Grants are available to U.S. military veterans and military spouses to cover unexpected expenses. Grants of up to $1,000 to USA qualifying military veterans and military spouses to cover unexpected expenses.
- Opportunities for U.S. post-9/11 veterans with disabilities to participate in a program to build skills and resources related to business management and entrepreneurship.
- There are also grants for U.S. first responders, military personnel, and veterans with disabilities for sports and fitness programs that enhance physical and mental health.
- Funding for U.S. female veterans and female military spouses or partners to attend a small business management and entrepreneurship program. This program involves online learning, a conference, and access to ongoing mentoring.
- In-kind grants of specially adapted custom housing to U.S. veterans that accommodates the severe injuries they received while in service to the country.
- Additionally, there are also grants available to U.S. nonprofits, agencies, and tribes for art projects to benefit military service members, veterans and their families. Grants of up to $50,000 for art projects to benefit military service members, veterans, and their families.
- In addition, there are grants of up to $1,500 to U.S. military service members, veterans, or dependents who are undergoing unexpected financial hardship. Financial hardship must be a direct result of military service or other military-related injury or activity.
- There are also grants of up to $25,000 available for U.S. IHE’s and nonprofits serving veterans to expand organizational capacity.
- Finally, there are grants for U.S. military service members and veterans with disabilities who require special housing adaptations. Individuals may use the grant for the construction or purchase of an adapted home. Funding is also available for the modification of an existing home.
To find even more grants for veterans, check out the full category on GrantWatch. There are grants to assist veterans, active service members, and their families. There are also several other categories of interest including community services, disabilities, and education that may benefit veterans as well.