Big Changes Happening on August 7, 2019.


Grants available to improve veteran employment

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that Entrepreneurship Grant program applications are now being accepted.

The grant program is open to registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) organizations that provide entrepreneurship training or technical, business or other assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to improve employment outcomes. Applicants are able to apply for up to $100,000.

Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for this grant opportunity must submit their completed applications by July 31, at 4 p.m.

Grant applications will be evaluated on:

• Background and organizational history

• Organizational qualifications and past performance

• Experience working with veterans

• Need for grant funding

• Outreach and referral plan

• Program and implementation timeline

• Monitoring and program evaluation

• Program goals and objectives

• Past working relationships with other start-up businesses and entrepreneurship programs

The Entrepreneurship Grant program includes a maximum total of up to $450,000 from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. To qualify, nonprofit organizations must be located in this state and registered and in good standing with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.

Applications and questions about the grant application process should be directed to WDVA Grants Unit at 1-800-WIS-VETS or email at