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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Key Grant Programs

Agency Description

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) honors current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families by providing them with lifelong benefits, such as healthcare services.

Today, nearly a quarter of U.S. veterans return from active military careers to reside in rural communities, which may be physically distanced from their nearest VA resources. This creates serious problems for veterans seeking care, including barriers to where they choose to reside as civilians.

With the help of dedicated nonprofit partners, the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Transportation collaborate to expand multimodal networks to provide supportive, inclusive, equitable, and accessible services to America’s rural veterans.

Discretionary Grant Programs

Below are brief descriptions of VA grant programs.

For more information on these opportunities, follow the links in each description, which lead to individual grant program pages in the Grant Applicant Toolkit’s DOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard, where you can search federal grant opportunities at USDOT and other federal agencies that can aid communities in meeting their transportation infrastructure needs.

Highly Rural Transportation Grant

The Highly Rural Transportation Grant (HRTG) program funds transit for veterans to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VA Medical Centers (VAMC), or other VA-authorized health care facilities in highly rural areas.

Learn more about this grant opportunity on the DOT Discretionary Grants Dashboard’s Highly Rural Transportation Grant page.