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Stand Down Grants

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 17.805
Veterans Employment and Training Service
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

A list of state contacts is available on the program website.


Stand Down Grants are provided to organizations for the purpose of hosting Stand Down Events. These events should provide homeless veteran populations with a variety of social services.

Examples of services that may be provided at Stand Down events include:

  • Temporary shelter
  • Showers
  • Haircuts
  • Meals
  • Clothing
  • Hygiene care kits
  • Medical examinations
  • Immunizations
  • Legal advice
  • State identification cards
  • Veteran benefit information
  • Training program information
  • Employment services
  • Referral to other supportive services

Applications will be accepted from:

  • State and local workforce boards
  • Veterans service organizations
  • Local public agencies
  • 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 per fiscal year.

If the event is held for one day, the maximum amount that can be awarded is $7,000. An applicant is normally allowed one grant award per fiscal year.

Application process

Links to application forms can be found on the program website.

Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until available funding is exhausted.

All applications for Stand Down grant funding must be submitted to the appropriate State Director for Veterans' Employment and Training. Applications will be accepted up to 6 months prior to the event, and it will take up to 60 days to for the application to be processed.

Tagged as
Housing and homelessness · Self-sufficiency · Veterans

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.