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.
Competitive SOT Grant
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs SOT competitive grant program was 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” now may apply for grants ranging from $1,000 to $100,000.
MDVA accepts applications for the SOT grant twice per year. Sign-up here to receive alerts for upcoming grant cycles!
- The next open grant cycle is scheduled to open Monday, October 2 through Friday, October 27. SOT grant applications may be submitted any time during this open cycle. The SOT grant application will be available for download here during the open grant cycle. Detailed instructions for how to apply will be outlined in the application.
- Previous SOT Grant recipients
Legislatively mandated Grants are administered by MDVA and are outlined by Minnesota State Statutes.