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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
Dec 31, 2022

Stand Down Grants are provided to organizations for the purpose of hosting Stand Down Events. Funds must be used to enhance employment and training opportunities or to promote the self-sufficiency of homeless veterans through paid work. Access to basic hygiene supplies, showers, haircuts, attention to health concerns, and other collaborative services may be provided.


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.

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 will be accepted no less than 90 days prior to the event.

Tagged as
Employment and unemployment · Healthcare needs and services · Housing and homelessness · Human services · 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.