Federal Funding Spotlight: Memorial Day Edition 🇺🇸

Our Memorial Day edition of Federal Funding Spotlight 🔦 focuses on open opportunities relating to U.S. veterans. These funding opportunities aim to…

  • enhance employment and training opportunities or to promote the self-sufficiency of homeless veterans;
  • help state governments with the construction or renovation of state veterans extended care facilities;
  • support highly impactful and military-relevant research in the field of burn wound care, and more.

For a complete, 🔍 searchable list of federal funding opportunities, go to the Grants.gov Search tab.

Federal Funding Spotlight

Veterans Cemetery Grants Program

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Cemetery Administration | Current Closing Date for Applications: July 1, 2019

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Cemetery Grants Program was established in 1978 to complement VA’s National Cemetery Administration. The program assists states, territories and federally recognized tribal governments in providing grave sites for Veterans in those areas where VA’s national cemeteries cannot fully satisfy their burial needs. Grants may be used only for the purpose of establishing, expanding or improving Veterans cemeteries that are owned and operated by a state, federally recognized tribal government, or U.S. territory.

 

Stand Down Grants

Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service | Current Closing Date for Applications: December 31, 2020

Stand Down grant funds must be used to enhance employment and training opportunities or to promote the self-sufficiency of homeless veterans through paid work. Veterans experiencing homelessness do not always have access to basic hygiene supplies necessary to maintain their health and appearance. Lack of shelter limits their ability to prepare for and present themselves at job interviews or be contacted for follow-up. Basic services such as showers, haircuts, attention to health concerns, and other collaborative services provided at SD events can give participants a greater sense of self and an opportunity to improve their chances of securing and maintaining employment. Each year, VETS sets funds aside from the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) budget activity to award SD grants. Stand Down funding is a non-competitive grant awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until available annual funding is exhausted. VETS will continue to accept applications and process when additional funds become available.

 

State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program

Department of Veterans Affairs, Construction of State Home Facilities | Current Closing Date for Applications: December 31, 2025

Grants are available to state governments for construction or renovation of state veterans extended care facilities.

 

DoD Gulf War Illness, Patient-Provider and Health Communications Award

Department of Defense, Dept. of the Army – USAMRAA | Current Closing Date for Applications: October 3, 2019

The FY19 GWIRP Patient−Provider and Health Communications Award supports projects aimed at tools and processes to raise awareness of GWI research and clinical findings within communities, including Veterans with GWI and/or their caregivers or advocates; healthcare providers who serve Veterans with GWI; or public health professionals relevant to Veterans with GWI.

 

DOD Military Burn – Idea Development Award

Department of Defense, Dept. of the Army – USAMRAA | Current Closing Date for Applications: July 10, 2019 

The MBRP Idea Development Award (IDA) mechanism is being offered for the first time in FY19. The intent of the FY19/20 MBRP IDA is to support highly impactful and military relevant research in the field of burn wound care. Applications proposing applied research DoD FY19/20 Military Burn Idea Development Award 4 and/or preclinical research will be considered for funding. Burns have comprised some 5%-20% of the casualties sustained in post-World War II conflicts. Potential future conflicts may cause a rise in the number of burn injuries sustained by Service members and the general public should those conflicts occur in rural areas, austere combat zones, and in mass casualty events, whereby medical resources are limited and/or access to medical care is delayed for hours, days, or weeks. In order to prepare the military and the Nation for such potential future conflicts, the FY19/20 MBRP is soliciting research to provide burn care solutions closer to the point of injury for the pre-hospital setting and for a prolonged field care scenario.

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