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Veteran Housing Grants Program

Grants to USA and Puerto Rico Nonprofits to
Construct or Rehabilitate Housing for Veterans

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Home Depot Foundation (THDF)

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Grants to USA and Puerto Rico nonprofit organizations to construct or rehabilitate transitional facilities and permanent supportive housing for military veterans. While consideration will be given to rural areas, higher priority will be placed on projects in large metropolitan areas with a dense veteran population.

Eligible Developments/Programs:
-New construction and rehabilitation of multifamily, permanent supportive housing or transitional housing.
-Grants will be awarded solely for the physical construction or repair of housing for veterans (hard costs).
-Target population of honorably discharged veterans, at or below 80% AMI.
-At least 20% of the units must be reserved for veterans.
-Proposals requesting above $100,000 must provide evidence of a third party binding agreement that ensures the units are a.) Reserved for veterans; b.) Occupied by veterans for a minimum of 15 years for rental or 3 years for homeownership (i.e. project-based HUDVASH, other funder requirement, deed restriction, zoning requirement, etc.).
-Supportive services must be provided.
-75% of the development/program’s funding sources have been identified at the time of proposal submission.
-THDF grant funding must comprise less than 50% of the total development cost of the project/program.

Sample Approved Projects:

-Jericho Project – Walton Avenue Supportive Housing for Veterans (New York, NY) – New construction permanent supportive housing project for 58 homeless veterans.

-Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training Inc – MCVET: Energy Conservation Management Project (Baltimore, MD) – Renovation project for the multi-family veteran housing facility.

-Vietnam Veterans of California (Sacramento, CA) – Rehabilitation of 46 transitional beds for men and women veterans at Mather Veterans Village.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178553

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards typically range from $100,000 to $500,000.

The amount of funding requested does not exceed $20,000 per veteran unit.

Term of Contract:

A typical grant term for the Home Depot Foundation is 12 months.

The project will commence within 12 months of proposal submission.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
-Grants are only awarded to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that have been in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service for at least 5 years.
-Organizations with a current operating budget of at least $300,000 and audited financial statements from the past three years.
-Organizations with previous experience developing, and either currently manage or own, veteran specific housing.
-Organizations must have a 15+ year ownership stake in the development.
-Organizations must be involved in the Continuum of Care or local collaboration to end homelessness in their community.

THDF does not provide funding for soft costs, such as furnishings, rental subsidies, tenant services, etc.

Organizations or individuals with projects focused on single home construction or repair would not qualify for this program and may be a better fit for the Community Impact Grant programs. Single repair requests should reach out to the National Partners who are already funded to assist qualifying veterans.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process:
-Complete Eligibility Quiz
-If eligible, complete the project proposal that follows
-Within 30 days of listed proposal deadline, you will receive email notification of approval or declination
-If approved, you will then be sent a link to the full application

Funding Cycles
Final determinations will be made three times a year. Please review the table below to determine the appropriate deadline to submit your proposal. Proposals are accepted year round. If a proposal is submitted after the deadlines below, it will be queued for the next funding cycle.

Cycle 1:
-Grant Proposal Due Date: 12/5/2018
-Final Determinations: May 2019

Cycle 2:
-Grant Proposal Due Date: 1/1/2019
-Final Determinations: August 2019

Cycle 3:
-Grant Proposal Due Date: 7/22/2019
-Final Determinations: December 2019


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Complete the Eligibility Quiz here:


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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Los Angeles, San Diego;   Colorado: Denver;   Florida: Tampa;   Georgia: Atlanta;   Illinois: Chicago;   Michigan: Detroit;   New York City;   New York;   Texas: Houston;   Washington: Seattle

USA Territories: Puerto Rico (USA)