Stand Down Grants

Funding TypeGrant
Grantor Agency

U.S. Department of Labor

Grant RangeUp to 10K
# of Awards Availablen/a
Programmatic AreaEducation
Programmatic AreaWorkforce & Economic Development
Deadline September 30, 2025
Match Required?
Match Amountn/a
Eligible EntitiesState, Territory, and Possession, county, city, local, special district, and Native American tribal governments and agencies, non-profit and for-profit entities, state and local workforce boards, institutions of higher education, public and tribal housing authorities and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply.
Focus AreaThe U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) supports local Stand Down events that assist veterans experiencing homelessness by providing a wide range of employment, social, and health services. VETS awards these noncompetitive grants on a first-come, first-served basis to support one-day or multi-day events at up to $7,000 or $10,000, respectively. They are collaborative events coordinated between VA, DOL, other federal, state, and local government agencies and community-based organizations providing services and supplies to veterans experiencing and at risk of homelessness. In the event of a federal disaster declaration, VETS will accept applications up to $50,000 to conduct Stand Down events in the impacted areas.
ContactBrian Schroepfer: Veterans' Employment and Training Service, U.S. Department of Labor, 101 E 15th St, Room 340, Austin, TX 78778. Phone. 512-463-2207. Mailing address: 4405 Springdale Road, TWC Main, Room 340, Austin TX, 78723. Main: 512-463-2814. Fax: 512-475-2999. Post Office Box: PO Box 1468, Austin, TX 78767.
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