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Grants for Veterans, Military Personnel

Posted by Michelle Hansen on Thu, Jul 2, 2015 @ 14:07 PM

As we embark on the Fourth of July holiday, the GrantHelpers.com wants soldierto send a sincere thank you to all men and women who have served or are serving our country. It is because of your sacrifice that we are all free.

There are many grants that assist veteran or active duty military organizations in a variety of capacities. Shelter, food, housing, job assistance, and many more items are all fundable through grants. Following is a short list of grants hand-picked to help fund those organizations that aim to serve one of our most valuable commodities – our military members.

DAV Charitable Trust Service

This trust awards grants to non-profit organizations throughout the country. Programs supported by the trust include:

  • Food, shelter, and other items necessary to homeless or at-risk veterans

  • Mobility items or assistance to veterans with blindness, hearing loss, or amputations

  • Therapeutic activities for both veterans and their families

  • Physical and psychological rehabilitation projects

  • Education, training, and career readiness

Priority is given to long-term programs that provide direct assistance to those veterans in need and their families. Applications are now being accepted until July 20 for this grant program. Our team of experts can assist you with this tight deadline if this grant is a good fit for your organization.

2015 Small Business Grant

Very rarely do we find grants to fund start-up businesses, yet MerchantNegotiators.com is offering just that. Grants of up to $2,500 in cash and in-kind services are available to entrepreneurs from historically underrepresented backgrounds who are hoping to start their own business. Included in the eligible underrepresented backgrounds are military veterans and active duty military. Three grants will be awarded. First place receives $1,000 cash and the Tech Pack ($500 total value). Second and third place finishers receive the tech pack, which includes a website design, a year of website hosting, six months of website monetization coaching, and six months of at-cost credit card processing. Deadline for application is Aug. 1.

Special Housing Adaptation Grant

Another rarity in the grant world is funding for individuals. However, this grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs is for veterans and service members who have suffered permanent of serious service-related injuries. The grants can be used to purchase, construct, or modify a home adapted to their special needs. These grants total $14,093 per individual. Additionally, this program offers grants of $5,523 to disabled veterans or service members who are or will be temporarily residing in a family member’s home. The temporary grants are also to be used to make adaptations necessary to live in the home. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, with no deadline.

The Fallen Patriot Fund of the Mark Cuban Foundation

These grants award up to $1,500 to spouses and children of United States military personnel who were killed or seriously injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Soldiers must be discharged from the military to be eligible for the grant. Applicants must also be 100% disabled per the VA and unemployable as a direct result of the injury suffered. The fund’s goal is to help reduce or resolve immediate financial needs not long-standing financial problems. The fund accepts applications at all times throughout the year.

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