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​Veterans' Trust Fund Grant Program

Grant Opportunities

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) will announce the fiscal year 2020-21 Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF) Grant cycle.


  • $650,000 in funding is available for grants of up to $50,000 for the following types of eligible applicants: 
    - veterans’ service organizations (VSOs) with 501(c)(19) status under the Internal Revenue Code; and
    - non-profit organizations with a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans granted 501(c)(3) status under the
      the Internal Revenue Code.

  • $150,000 in funding is available for the following types of eligible applicants:

    - individual eligible counties may receive up to the maximum of $20,000 per grant cycle;
    - the State Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs may receive up to the maximum of $150,000 per grant


Organizations will be required to sign a grant agreement.  Funds will be released to the grantees upon full execution of the grant agreement.

​Project Period

Applicants should base proposals on projects begining on June 1, 2020, or the date that the grant agreement is signed by all parties, whichever date is later. Expenses incurred prior to June 1, 2020, are not payable or reimbursable with funds from this grant.


We are currently not accepting applications at this point in time. The FY19/20 awards are estimated to be announced in March and a new round of grant opportunities will be announced in Fall of 2020. 


Applications must be received by DMVA, whether submitted by hard copy or electronically, by 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.  Please note that late or misdirected submissions not physically or electronically received by this date and time will be administratively rejected without review.


It is preferred that applications are submitted via email to, although a paper copy delivered to the following address is also acceptable:

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Office of Administration, Bureau of Budget and Finance
ATTN: Division of Grants
Edward Martin Hall, Bldg. 0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA 17003-5002

Contact Information

Please direct questions to Mrs. Jennifer Snyder at 717-861-6979 or email to

VTF Grant News Releases

If you have any questions about VTF grants, please e-mail