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​Veterans' Trust Fund Grant Program

Grant Opportunities

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is pleased to announce the opening of its fiscal year 2019-20 Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF) grant cycle.

​Funding

A combined total of $800,000 in grant funding is available for the 2019-20 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
      cycle.

​Timeline

DMVA anticipates that grant awards will be announced in March 2020.  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.

Applications

The notice of funding announcement, grant guidelines, and grant application are combined in one document and can be found here.


Deadline

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.

Submissions

It is preferred that applications are submitted via email to RA-MVVetTrustFund@pa.gov, 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 RA-MVVetTrustFund@pa.gov.