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Assist Veteran Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship Grant Program

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Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) - Division of Veterans Benefits

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08/12/22 4:00 PM - Emailed or Postmarked by date


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Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations for employment services to veterans. Funding is intended to support the creation of veteran jobs and businesses owned by veterans. Grant funds support a range of activities to improve workforce-related outcomes among veterans, including outreach and development; business, technical, and other assistance; and entrepreneurship training.

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GrantWatch ID#: 184267

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Applicants can apply for up to $100,000 per grant period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Grant is available to registered 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) nonprofit organizations.

To be eligible, a nonprofit organization must meet all the following:
• Provide entrepreneurship training, technical or business assistance, or other assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to improve employment outcomes.
• Is current on all federal and state tax obligations.
• Is a financially viable nonprofit organization. A nonprofit organization is financially viable if it can meet its financial obligations as they become due for the duration of the grant period.
• Is registered and in good standing with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (WDFI). Please note, WDVA will not be responsible for ensuring this information is accurate and up to date. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the document showing they meet this requirement.

Pre-Application Information:

Non-profit organizations interested in applying for this grant opportunity must have submitted their completed applications by Friday, August 12, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.

Grants sent via postal mail must be postmarked by the date indicated in the Public Notice Announcement.

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

​Questions about the​ grant application process should be directed to WDVA Grants Unit via email at

Complete applications, including all required supporting documentation, may be sent via email or postal mail to:
Grants Unit
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
Division of Veterans Benefits
P.O. Box 7843
Madison, WI 53707-7843
Phone: 1-800-947-8387

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