Veterans sacrificed so much to defend our great country, and now, many grants are available for veterans as a small token of appreciation for their service and work. Numerous grants for veterans provide those who've sacrificed all for our country money which can be used for a variety of purposes. Veterans oftentimes live on limited incomes and are unable to come up with extra money when it is needed. Grants aim to solve the financial restraints facing many veterans and their families, enabling them to overcome many obstacles and live productive and fulfilling lives. Grants for educational purposes, housing, small business start-up, and many others exist. Any veteran may apply for a grant if he or she meets the qualifications for the money.
State & Federal Grants for Veterans
Federal and state grants for veterans are available. These grants each have an application process that must be completed to apply for the money. To complete the application, details such as name, address, social security number, military information, driver's license number, and other personal details are required. A valid identification may also be required to submit for consideration for the grant. Not every application received is approved for a grant, as there is often limited funding available for many programs. Deadlines are in place for grants. Applications should be completed and submitted well ahead of the deadline.
War-Time Veterans Grants
Veterans who served in one of the following wars may be eligible to receive special war-time grants:
- Korean War
- World War I
- World War II
- Vietnam War
- Gulf War
Eligible veterans may receive grants helping provide cash for housing, pensions, educational training, disability, and many other purposes.
Homeless Veteran Grants
Around 11% of the adult homeless population consists of veterans. Approximately 9% of the homeless veteran population is female, while men are predominantly represented. Homelessness isn't a way of life anyone should experience, especially someone that put their life on the line to fight for our freedom, and the freedom of our country. To alleviate some of the homeless veteran problems, grants from the National Coalition Against Homeless Veterans and the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs are available, along with many state and local programs.