Stand Down Grants

Funding Type


Grantor Agency

U.S. Department of Labor

Grant Range

Up to 10K

# of Awards Available


Programmatic Area


Programmatic Area

Workforce & Economic Development



Match Required?

Match Amount


Eligible Entities

State, 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 Area

The 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.


DVET Brian Schroepfer Veterans' Employment and Training Service U.S. Department of Labor 101 E 15th St, Room 340 Austin, TX 78778 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 Portland, OR 97204 Voice: (866) 923-5626 ext. 1 (toll-free) or (503) 414-3300 Fax: (855) 824-6180

Link to Opportunity

Application Platform

CDFA Number

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