Since 1993, the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has provided as many as 90 grants annually to legislatively selected organizations in Minnesota whose mission and purpose is to assist Veterans, and their families.
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs SOT grant program launched in February 2016. These grants are financed from sales of the Minnesota "Support Our Troops" License Plates. Minnesota organizations with programs designed to “support and improve the lives of Veterans and their families” may apply for grants ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.
Due to unforeseen circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SOT competitive grant program is postponed for the foreseeable future. When ready to proceed again, MDVA will publicize the resumption of the program. This will include sending a notification to those who subscribe to alerts.
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Legislatively mandated Grants are administered by MDVA and are outlined by Minnesota State Statutes.