Entrepreneurship And Non-Profit Grant Programs

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Non-Profit Grant Program


 

The Non-Profit Grant period for Fiscal Year 2022 is now closed


The application period will re-open in Fiscal Year 2023. Please sign up​ on our media distribution list ​to receive updates and announcements regarding this grant.

The WDVA Non-Profit Grant is awarded to registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that provide financial assistance or other services to Wisconsin veterans and their families. The WDVA Non-Profit Grant provides up to $25,0​00 to each grantee, with a maximum of $250,000 awarded annually.

WDVA especially encourages organizations that assist underserved veteran ​populations and/or those that have a focus on assisting veterans in underserved geographic areas to apply.

Applications for the WDVA Non-Profit Grant must have been submitted by Friday, July 30, 2021 at 4 p.m.​​

T
​he following criteria is evaluated as part of the grant application:

  • ​Organizational Experience Providing Services to Veterans ​
  • Understanding the Ability to Communicate the Needs of Veterans & their Dependents
  • Stated Purpose and Objectives for the grant funds, method, and timetable to expend the funds
  • Budget Clarity & Justification
  • Evaluation Plan for the project
  • Program Implementation Timeline
  • Outreach and Referral Plan to Identify and assist veterans or their dependents with services
  • Past Performance
  • Experience serving underserved populations and underserved geographic areas
  • Past working relationships with veteran service organizations 

To qualify, non-profit organizations must be located in this state and registered and in good standing with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. See the Frequently Asked Questions​ for qualifications.​​​​

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.





Entrepreneurship Grant Program



The Entrepreneurship Grant period for Fiscal Year 2022 is now open!

The Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Grant is a​warded to registered 501(c)(3)  or 501(c)(6) non-profit organizations that provide entrepreneurship training or technical, business or​ other assistance to the diverse group of veteran entrepreneurs in Wisconsin.  The Entrepreneurship Grant provides up to $100,000 to each recipient, with a maximum grant of $300,000. WDVA especially encourages organizations that assist underserved veteran populations or veterans in underserved geographic areas to apply. Non-profit organizations interested in applying for this grant opportunity must have submitted their completed applications by November 1, 2021 @ 4:00pm. ​

The following criteria is 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

See the Frequently Asked Questions for q​ualifications.​ ​To qualify, non-profit organizations must be located in this state and registered and in good standing with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. 


Please find the Entrepreneurship Grant Program Application Packet here​.


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.