North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

Funds Available for Stand Down Events

Funding Opportunity:
The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) supports local Stand Down events that assist homeless Veterans. A Stand Down is an event held in a local community where homeless Veterans are provided with a wide variety of social services. VETS is now accepting applications for grant awards to fund Stand Down events in FY 2011.
Stand Down funding is a non-competitive grant awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until available funding is exhausted. Under this announcement, VETS anticipates that up to $600,000 will be available to award approximately seventy grants in each of the three fiscal years covered by this solicitation. The Federal fiscal year is the accounting period of the federal government. It begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th of the next calendar year. A maximum of $10,000 per multi-day event or $7,000 for a one-day event can be awarded. 
Stand Down grant funding is awarded for a specific event on a specific date. Applications for Stand Down funds will be accepted from State Workforce Agencies, State and local Workforce Investment Boards, Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs), local public agencies, and non-profit organizations including community and faith-based organizations.

All applications for Stand Down grant funding must be submitted to the appropriate State Director for Veterans' Employment and Training (DVET) at least ninety (90) days prior to the event.     
Please click here to read the full solicitation for grant applications, including eligibility requirements and application instructions.  For more information, contact Ken Fenner at or 202-693-4728.
Author: Ken Fenner
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