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Veteran Services Grant Program: Request for Grant Proposals

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) is pleased to announce the Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP) for the ODVA Veteran Services Grant Program was issued on December 27, 2017. The deadline for submitting grant applications is February 1, 2018. 

The Oregon State Legislature passed House Bill 2891 in 2017 that established Veteran Services Grant Fund with $550,000 available for grants. The program uses Oregon Lottery Fund dollars established under Ballot Measure 96, which provide lottery funds specifically for services to Oregon veterans. 

The purpose of the Grant Fund is to expand outreach and services to Oregon veterans, or promote:

  • Mental health care or physical health care;
  • Housing security;
  • Employment opportunities and employment stability;
  • Education and training opportunities;
  • Transportation accessibility and availability;
  • Promoting veterans’ organizations that provide critical services for veterans; or
  • Supporting existing programs identified by the Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee. 

Grants awards will range from $25,000 to $250,000. The grant period is from the grant award date to June 30, 2019, when all funds must be used and all work completed. All grants are “one-time” grants and grant recipients should not assume that grant funds will be available in subsequent years. 

Eligible organizations must have at least a one-year history of providing services and be a:

  • Nonprofit organizations incorporated under 501(c)(3).
  • Veterans organizations incorporated under 501(c)(19).
  • Tribal, regional, local governments. State agencies under programs established by state or federal law.
  • Oregon quasi-public agencies.
  • Oregon intergovernmental agencies. 

The Grant Evaluation Committee includes Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee members and other veterans. 

How to Apply for a Grant: ODVA posted the Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP) and the Grant Application form on the Oregon Procurement Information Network website, ORPIN To access the RFGP and Application, a Proposer must register (“Supplier Registration”) and use the ORPIN system. After registering, login and go to “Browse Opportunities,” then “Advanced Search” and enter ORPIN Opportunity Number for this grant, which is 274-1014-17

Questions: All inquiries on this grant must be addressed only via email to: All responses to inquiries will be posted on the ORPIN website under this RFGP. 

ODVA Website: ODVA posted this document and the administrative rules for the grant on its website. Click “View Grant Info” to see them. Note that the RFGP and Grant Application are only on ORPIN.

Upcoming Grant Opportunities

Bank of American Foundation: Economic mobility focused on the needs of individuals and families by investing in workforce development & education and basic needs
Deadline: February 23, 2018

West Family Foundation
Deadline: February 28, 2018
Jackson, Josephine, Curry, and Klamath Counties

Dr. Scholl Foundation: Supports Social Services
Deadline: March 1, 2018
(Opens October 1, 2017)

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians: education, children
Deadline: March 1, 2018

Harvest Foundation: promoting economic self-sufficiency through education and training of youth or families with children, serving the elderly by providing services to help senior citizens live independently
Deadline: March 15, 2018

The Pacific Power Foundation: education; civic and community betterment; culture and arts; and health, welfare and social services. 
Deadline: March 15, 2018

Unitarian Universalist Fund for a Just Society: Community organizing; justice; disenfranchised; systemic change
Deadline: March 15, 2018

United Way of the Columbia Willamette Catalyst Fund
Deadline: April 16, 2018

Ongoing Grant Opportunities

Albertsons Companies Foundation: seek out your town on the website

  • Health and Human Services
  • Hunger
  • Youth and Education
  • Veterans
  • Supporting Diversity and Inclusion of All Abilities

Deadline: On-going

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Foundation: Supports Elders, veterans, and people with disabilities
Deadline: On-going

JM/Milbank Foundation: Supports Safety, Education and Community Development
Deadline: On-going

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Foundation: Supports Elders, veterans and people with disabilities
Deadline: On-going

Albertsons Companies Foundation
Deadline: On-going

Deadline: On-going

Public Welfare Foundation: Criminal justice, juvenile justice and workers rights
Deadline: Open (LOI)

Standard Community Foundation: healthy communities, disability and empowerment, cultural development, education and advancement
Deadline: Open

Microsoft Elevating America: Software donations for nonprofits who benefit a variety of populations
Deadline: Open

The Brown Foundation: For public charitable purposes, principally for support, encouragement, and assistance to education, the arts, and community service
Deadline: on-going

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation: Older Adults, Workforce Development, Education, Disabilities, Basic Human Needs & Health, Veterans, and General Community Support
Deadline: on-going

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