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Announcement of Stand Down Grants


Service Source Final Application Due Date Funding Available
Employment Federal
09-30-2025 N/A
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  • Source
  • Final Application Due Date
  • Funding Available
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  • $10,000
  • Award Floor
  • Award Ceiling
    • Opportunity Type Discretionary
    • CFDA

      17.805 -- Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program


    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.

    Stand Down is a military term referring to an opportunity to achieve a brief respite from combat. Troops assemble in a base camp to receive new clothing, hot food, support services, and a relative degree of safety before returning to combat action. A DOL VETS-funded Stand Down event serves a similar purpose; however, it is intended for veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. The critical services provided at these events are often the catalyst that enables those individuals to reenter the workforce.

    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.

    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.

    • IHE
    • Local Government
    • Non-Profit
    • Other
    • State Government
    • Tribal Government
    Additional Eligibility Information

    See VPL 01-23 Section IV for the list of eligible applicants. Note: Organizations registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501(c)(4) entities are ineligible to apply for this funding opportunity.

    Key Date(s)
    • January 10, 2023: Posted Date
    • January 11, 2023: Last Updated Date
    • September 30, 2025: Current Closing Date for Applications
    • September 30, 2025: Application Due Date
    • October 30, 2025: Application Archive Date
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