Barrar Announces Grant Opportunities for Organizations Serving Veterans
1/21/2016
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) encourages organizations that serve veterans to apply for competitive grants from the Veterans’ Trust Fund (VTF). With the $550,000 in available grants, the connection between charitable organizations, veterans service organizations and county directors of veterans affairs can be built and further cultivated.

“Thanks to the generous people in our communities who donate to the Veterans’ Trust Fund when applying for or renewing their driver’s license, photo ID or motor vehicle registration, money is available to support organizations that serve our veterans,” Barrar said. “These grants truly show how much we can help the heroes that selflessly work to protect us every day.”

Up to $400,000 in grants is available for veterans service organizations and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that serve Pennsylvania veterans. Applicants should focus on addressing top issues for veterans, including: homelessness, post-traumatic stress, employment and workforce development initiatives.

Up to $150,000 in grants is available to county directors of veterans’ affairs or the Pennsylvania Association of County Directors of Veterans’ Affairs, concentrating on veteran outreach initiatives and veterans’ court initiatives.

Programs and services that address newly identified, unmet or emerging needs of veterans and their families will also be considered for the grants.

Grant information can be found at SteveBarrar.com. Grant applications must be received at DMVA by 4 p.m. on Feb. 5. Late submissions will not be reviewed.

Since the VTF was established in 2012, more than $830,000 has been awarded in competitive grants.

Representative Stephen E. Barrar
160th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Alison Evans
717.260.6206
aevans@pahousegop.com
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