Federal Funding Available to Local Organizations to Host Veteran Stand Downs

Funds are now available through the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) for organizations interested in hosting stand downs for veterans. Funding for a one-day event is $7,000 and $10,000 for a two-day event. Organizations interested in sponsoring a stand down should apply in a timely manner, before July 2016,  as two to three months are required for processing and approval of applications.

Here is information and guidance are available regarding the application process. The stand down application, Appendix C, Simplified Stand Down Application Template, can be found here. Be sure to note the “sub-prompts” in the application that provide additional guidance and information.

Also at this site, Appendix A, Fiscal Year 2016 Through 2017 Stand Down Grant Requests, gives the legislative foundation of the program as well as application guidance.

Further guidance is available from the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans at http://www.nchv.org/images/uploads/Stand%20Down%20Guide.pdf.

If you have any questions about stand downs or the application process, please contact Willis Gay, Assistant Director, USDOL/VETS at Gay.Willis.E@dol.gov.

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