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Stand Down Grants

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 17.805
U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service
Sep 30, 2025

Stand Down Grants are provided to organizations for the purpose of hosting Stand Down Events that provide a wide variety of employment, social, and health services to veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness in order to promote self sufficiency and help individuals reenter the workforce.

Required services include:

  • Health screenings and examinations
  • Housing/shelter referral
  • Mental health services
  • Department of Labor employment and job training assistance
  • Veterans' benefit counseling

Access to basic hygiene supplies, showers, haircuts, attention to health concerns, and other collaborative services may also be provided to participants on the day of the event.


Applications will be accepted from:

  • State and local workforce boards
  • Veterans service organizations
  • Local public agencies
  • Tribal governments
  • Nonprofit organizations including community- and faith-based organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

The maximum amount that can be awarded to support a local Stand Down event is $10,000 per applicant for a multi-day event, and $7,000 per applicant for a one-day event.

An applicant is normally allowed one grant award per fiscal year. Funds are noncompetitive and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until available funding is exhausted.

Application process

Links to application information are available on The application guide will be found on the related documents tab.

All applications for Stand Down grant funding must be submitted to the appropriate state contacts. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted no less than 90 days prior to the planned event.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to share their application with a program officer prior to submitting a final application.

Tagged as
Benefit enrollment and application · Employment and unemployment · Healthcare needs and services · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Mental health · Self-sufficiency · Veterans

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For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.