The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is seeking grant proposals from nonprofits and other service providers who want to help expand needed services for Oregon veterans. The total sum of grants awarded statewide will be $555,000.
The grant program was created to improve services in a number of key areas, including mental and physical health care, housing, employment opportunities and stability, education and training opportunities, transportation, and promoting veterans’ organizations that provide critical services for veterans.
Funding for the program comes from the Veteran Services Grant Fund, which was established by the Legislature in 2017 with its passage of House Bill 2891. The Veteran Services Grant Fund is funded by Oregon Lottery revenue, which was made possible through voters’ approval of Measure 96 in November 2016.
Eligible organizations include nonprofit organizations incorporated under 501(c)(3), veterans organizations incorporated under 501(c)(19), tribal, regional, local governments, or state agencies, Oregon quasi-public agencies and Oregon intergovernmental agencies.
Grant proposals must be received by Feb. 1, 2018, to be considered. All awards will be one-time grants, ranging from $25,000 to $250,000. Grant awards will be announced in the spring of 2018.
Contributed by: Andy Smith | AOC Policy Manager