Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs: Grant application period open for nonprofits that serve veterans, families

Applications Due by November 30, 2017

MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Dan Zimmerman announced today that the WDVA will begin accepting applications for grants up to $25,000 from registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that provide financial assistance or other services to Wisconsin veterans and their families. Non-profits interested in applying for this grant opportunity must submit their completed applications by November 30, 2017.

“We are proud to be part of a veterans community that works together to make sure that veterans and their families have access to a wide range of programs and services,” Secretary Zimmerman said. “With this grant, our non-profit partners have been able to provide services ranging from sending children of fallen soldiers to camp, providing career skills training, purchasing medical equipment, giving disabled veterans the opportunity to hunt and trap, and more. We look forward to working again with these very important organizations to help improve the quality of life for Wisconsin’s veterans.”

The following criteria will be evaluated as part of the grant application:

• Background and organizational history
• Organizational qualifications and past performances
• Experience working with veterans and their families
• Need for grant funding
• Outreach and screening plan
• Program implementation timeline
• Monitoring and program evaluation
• Program goals and objectives
• Past working relationships with Veterans Service Organizations
• Integration of outreach and employment services

Application materials for this grant are available online at www.WisVets.com.

Applications and questions about the grant application process should be directed to:

Chad McCafferty
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 608-266-3028 or 1-800-WIS-VETS

For additional information, contact:
WDVA Office of Public Affairs
Carla Vigue, Director
at (608) 266-0517
[email protected]

About the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs works on behalf of Wisconsin’s veterans community — veterans, their families and their survivors — in recognition of their service and sacrifice to our state and nation. For more information,visit www.WisVets.com.