Entrepreneurship And Non-Profit Grant Programs

​​​Entrepreneurship Grant Program



​NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS!

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) announced today that grant applications are now being accepted from registered 501(c)(3)  or 501(c)(6) non-profit organizations that provide entrepreneurship training, or technical, business or other assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to improve employment outcomes.  Non-profit organizations interested in applying for this grant opportunity must submit their completed applications by Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 4:00pm. ​

The following criteria will be evaluated as part of the grant application:

  • Background and Organizational History
  • Organizational Qualifications and Past Performance
  • Experience Working with Veterans
  • Need for Grant Funding
  • Outreach and Referral Plan
  • Program and Implementation Timeline
  • Monitoring and Program Evaluation
  • Program Goals and Objectives
  • Past Working Relationships with other Start-up Businesses and Entrepreneurship Programs

The Entrepreneurship Grant program includes a maximum total of up to $450,000 during the period of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. To qualify, non-profit organizations must be located in this state and registered and in good standing with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.  Applicant are able to apply for up to $100,000 for this grant period.

  • ​The Entrepreneurship Grant Packet is available in Word format by clicking here 
  • The Entrepreneurship Grant Packet is available in .pdf format by clicking here​. 
  • Individual application materials for this grant are available online by clicking on Benefit Application Forms here​.

Applications and questions about the grant application process should be directed to WDVA Grants Unit at 1-800-WIS-VETS or email at vetsbenefitsgrants@dva.wisconsin.gov.


Non-Profit Grant Program


 
The Wisconsin Non-Profit Grant is available to registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that provide financial assistance or other services to veterans and their dependents. The Non-Profit Grant program includes a maximum total of up to $250,000 annually to nonprofit organizations and no more than $25,000 to each grant recipient.
 
The following criteria is evaluated as part of the grant application:

  • Background and Organizational History
  • Organizational Qualifications and Past Performance
  • Experience Working with Veterans and Their Families
  • Need for Grant Funding
  • Outreach and Screening Plan
  • Program and Implementation Timeline
  • Monitoring and Program Evaluation
  • Program Goals and Objectives
  • Past Working Relationships with Veteran Service Organizations
  • Integration of Outreach and Employment Services
To qualify, non-profit organizations must be located in this state and registered and in good standing with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.

The WDVA will be announcing the Non-Profit Grant for Fiscal Year 2020 in the upcoming months.


Questions? Contact:

Grants Unit
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
2135 Rimrock Road
PO Box 7843
Madison, WI 53707-7843
1-800-WIS-VETS (947-8387)​​​