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WDVA Now Accepting Grant Applications for Nonprofits that Serve Veterans


July 21, 2022

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Mary Kolar announced today that applications are now being accepted for two grants available to Wisconsin organizations that serve veterans and their families. Applications for both the WDVA Nonprofit Grant and the WDVA Entrepreneurship Grant will be accepted through Friday, August 12, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.

“Wisconsin is a state that truly cares for veterans, and this is especially clear when you see the incredible work being done by nonprofits throughout the state,” said Secretary Kolar. “I encourage organizations across the state, especially those who work with underserved populations and areas, to apply for these grants. At WDVA, we want to support the truly phenomenal efforts by nonprofits that are actively improving the lives of Wisconsin veterans.”

The WDVA Nonprofit Grant is awarded to registered nonprofit organizations that provide financial assistance or other services to Wisconsin Veterans and their families. The Non-Profit Grant provides up to $25,000 to each recipient, with a maximum of $250,000 awarded annually.

The WDVA Entrepreneurship Grant is awarded to registered nonprofit organizations that provide entrepreneurship training, technical support, or other assistance to the diverse group of Veteran entrepreneurs in our state to improve employment outcomes. The Entrepreneurship Grant provides up to $100,000 to each recipient, with a maximum of $300,000 awarded.

Visit the WDVA Nonprofit Grants page at for more information and application material. In the most recent fiscal year, more than $500,000 in grants were distributed to 14 organizations throughout Wisconsin. See,Wisconsin%20veterans%20and%20their%20families for more information on previous grant recipients.

For additional information about all grant provided by WDVA, please see the WDVA Grants Page ( Questions about the grant application process should be directed to WDVA Grants Unit at 1-800-WIS-VETS or email at

About the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs works on behalf of Wisconsin’s veterans community — veterans, their families and their survivors — in recognition of their service and sacrifice to our state and nation. For more information, visit


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