The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is pleased to announce the opening of its fiscal year 2017-18 Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF) grant cycle.
During this grant period, a combined total of up to $800,000 in VTF grant funding will be available, divided into the following categories:
- Up to $650,000 will be awarded to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations with a mission of serving Pennsylvania Veterans or 501(c)(19) Veterans’ service organizations. The maximum grant request in this category is $50,000.
- Up to $150,000 will be awarded to County Directors of Veterans Affairs or the Pennsylvania Association of County Directors of Veterans Affairs. The maximum grant request in this category is $20,000 per county.
It is anticipated that grant awards will be announced in March 2018. The grant paperwork and approvals may take two months or longer. Funds are released after the process is complete, with a target date in June 2018.
Applicants should base proposals on a project period beginning on June 1, 2018, or the date that the legal agreement is signed by all parties, whichever date is later. No expenses or services performed prior to the grant effective date may be charged to or reimbursed by the grant.
Applications must be received on the premises, whether submitted by hard copy or electronically, by 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, January 19, 2018. Submissions received after that date and time will be administratively rejected without review.
Applications are preferred via email to, although a paper copy delivered to the following address (RA-MVVetTrustFund@pa.gov) is also acceptable. However, please note that late or misdirected submissions not physically received at the following address prior to the deadline will be rejected without review.
Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Office of Administration, Bureau of Budget and Finance
ATTN: Division of Grants
Edward Martin Hall, Bldg. 0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, Pennsylvania 17003-5002
Please direct questions to the Grants Division at 717-861-6979 or email: