Grants for Veterans
America is grateful for the sacrifices that our country's veterans and veteran families have made to protect our nation. We owe our safety, freedom, and way of life to these heroes who selflessly served our country in the armed forces, whether during times of peace or war. The United States federal government honors veterans by helping them find good-paying jobs as civilians, start new small businesses, obtain home loans, and receive quality healthcare.
College Grants for VeteransThere are six main grants provided by the federal government that help veterans afford career training or a college education: Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (MGIB-AD), Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR), Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), Post-Vietnam Era Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), and the VOW to Hire Heroes Veterams Retraining Assistance Program. A veteran can apply for these benefits online at the VA website, in-person at a VA Office or with a VA Certifying Official, or by calling 1-888-GIBILL-1.
Small Business Grants for Veterans
The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers small business loans and grants to all Americans, including veterans. You can read more about this at FederalGrants.com: Small Business Grants. The Veterans Administration does not provide small business grants to veterans. To discover what grants are available specifically to veterans that want to start their own business, view the grant list at bottom of this page.
Veteran Housing Grants
The U.S. government has two grants available to help disabled veterans buy a home or modify an existing home to meet their health needs. The Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant provides monetary assistance to veterans with certain disabilities so they can construct a new home or remodel an existing house so they can live independently. The Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) Grant is for veterans wishing to purchase a home already adapted to their disability, or to adapt an existing home owned by the veteran or a family member of the veteran. Here are the links to apply for these veteran housing grants online: SAH Application and SHA Application.Furthermore, the government provides veterans with home mortgage loans that have better financing terms than mortgages from private banks. The four programs that handle this, all offered by the Veterans Benefits Administration, are as follows: VA Home Purchase Loans, VA Cash-Out Refinance Loans, Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loans, and the Native American Direct Loan Program.
Veteran Health Grants
All veterans (excluding dishonorable discharge) qualify for health benefits from the U.S. government. These healthcare benefits are provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The services granted include hospital care, outpatient services, medical specialty services, dental, vision, and preventive care. If a medical condition was related to their service, and income limits are met, the healthcare services are provided for free. There may be a copay if the condition was not service-related. Veterans can apply online via the VA website, by phone, by mail, or in person.
List of Grants for Veterans
In addition to the college, business, housing, and health grants mentioned above, the following grants are currently available to veterans of America's military or organizations which help veterans. Only veteran grants with a deadline of today or later are listed.
- Army Applications Lab Broad Agency Announcement For Disruptive Applications
Deadline: May 1st, 2024
- Armed Forces Pest Management Board Broad Agency Announcement
Deadline: October 25th, 2021
- U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Broad Agency Announcement for Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research (Fiscal Years 2018-2023)
Deadline: April 29th, 2023
- Army Rapid Capability Office (RCO) Broad Agency Announcement
Deadline: March 23rd, 2023
- Announcement of Stand Down Grants
Deadline: December 31st, 2020
- Armed Forces Pest Management Board Broad Agency Announcement FY 18
Deadline: October 30th, 2020
- Army Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research
Deadline: March 31st, 2022
- Army Research Office Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research
Deadline: March 31st, 2022