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VETERANS ASSISTANCE GRANT COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS Applications due: March 01, 2017
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PROGRAM SUMMARY The Veterans Assistance Grant (VAG) was established by the State General Assembly to provide services that ensure the health and well-being of veterans who live in Colorado. Formerly known as the One Year Grant, the VAG is funded through appropriations by the General Assembly. In 2014, the grant program was established in the Colorado Statute, Section 28-5-712, C.R.S. to provide ongoing funding for the Veterans Assistance Grant Program through annual appropriations. These funds are to be used for services that increase over-all well-being, such as mental health services, family counseling, job training, employment, housing for homeless veterans and other types of assistance. Nonprofit organizations and governmental entities that serve Colorado veterans are eligible to apply for funds. Nonprofits must be registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) tax-exempt organization, other than a 501(c) 19 or 23. The grant is governed by the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs (Division) in consultation with the Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs (Board). The Division develops guidelines and standards including the form of application, criteria for identifying qualified applicants, criteria for selecting appropriate grantees, the term and amounts of grants awarded, and standards for determining the effectiveness of veterans programs that receive a Veterans Assistance Grant . A Grant Review Committee comprised of Division staff and Board members review applications and make funding recommendations. The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs approves and awards all grants. The Division is responsible for administering the program within the statutory requirements and Department guidelines. Administration activities include processing applications, assisting with grant decisions, and providing management and oversight of all awarded grants. PURPOSE AND SCOPE The overarching goal of the Veterans Assistance Grant is to support organizations in meeting community defined needs of veterans, ultimately resulting in improved health and well-being for veterans in the State of Colorado. The scope of program services includes direct assistance to veterans to address unmet needs. The expected outcomes include enhanced self-sufficiency and economic stability, increased access to healthcare, stable housing and supportive services, increased food security, enhanced relationships and overall well-being. 1
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REQUIREMENTS Eligibility The Veterans Assistance Grant is available to both nonprofit and governmental entities. Nonprofits must be registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) tax-exempt organization other than a 501(c) 19 or 23. Proof of non-profit status must be included with the grant request.
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