LVMAC Tidbit — PTSD/Co-Occurring Disorder Vet Grant Opportunity, Short Notice

Frankly, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania seems poor in distributing word or notifying of grant opportunities in the veterans arena.  As a consequence, this grant opportunity has been extended beyond its original 13 or 14 February deadline.  So, we are taking the unusual step of trying to spread the word, since they have only extended the deadline to 27 February.

An extension has been given to the following grant:

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is announcing the availability of up to $750,000 in competitive grants from funds appropriated for Veterans outreach and shall be used for programs providing treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse for Veterans.

A.  Eligibility: Organizations eligible to apply for grants include; Veterans’ service organizations and statewide 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that serve Pennsylvania Veterans. Grant funds must be used for programs and services that benefit Pennsylvania Veterans.  Documentation (e.g., mission statement, charter, bylaws) supporting the organization’s mission, charter, bylaws, programs or proposed initiatives to serve Pennsylvania Veterans must be submitted with the grant application.

B.  Funding: DMVA anticipates awarding multiple grants within this category, not to exceed a total of $750,000.  Leveraging grant funding by pledging cash matching funds or in-kind assistance is encouraged, but not required.

C.  Priorities: Funding Priorities for this grant are Veterans’ initiatives focused on PTSD and co-occurring disorders such as substance abuse.

Updated Deadline:

Grant applications must be received at the DMVA by 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, February 27, 2015. Applications may be emailed to RA-MVDMVAGRANTS@pa.gov or delivered to:

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Office of Administration, Bureau of Budget & Finance
ATTN: Division of Grants
Edward Martin Hall, Bldg. 0-47 Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, Pennsylvania  17003-5002

An electronic application template is available at: www.dmva.state.pa.us/veteransaffairs.

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As of 20 February 2015

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