The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) has selected 13 organizations to receive nearly $1 million to help end homelessness among Indiana’s veteran population.
Through the Grants for Veterans Services (GVS) program, the IDVA awarded grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to assist at risk veterans with housing, skills, education, healthcare and employment. The IDVA will also assist grant recipients in their outreach efforts to veterans and their communities.
“We look forward to partnering with organizations statewide that work tirelessly to end veteran homelessness,” said Dennis Wimer, IDVA director. “The GVS program allows us to recognize the critical services these organizations provide to our veterans.”
Eligible applicants have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and:
• Work to eliminate homelessness
• Prevent near-term homelessness
• Provide safe and secure living conditions for homeless veterans
• Provide assistance for veterans moving from public housing programs toward home ownership or long-term rental status
• Provide assistance in finding available state and federal resources
• Provide on-the-job training and job search assistance
• Provide therapeutic services.
The GVS program was created through an act of legislation designed to provide funding for organizations that serve veterans. GVS funds may only be used to provide services to veterans who reside in the state of Indiana, served in any branch of the U.S. armed forces, its reserves or the National Guard and received a discharge for service under honorable conditions in the form of a DD-214 or National Guard Bureau (NGB) Form 22.
The full list of GVS recipient organizations and more information can be found at https://www.in.gov/dva/3950.htm or by clicking here.