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Veterans Legacy Grant Program: Overview

In FY22, NCA's Office of Engagement and Memorial Innovation (OEMI) began administering the Veterans Legacy Grant Program (VLGP) as part of VLP.

VLGP is a federal Discretionary grant awarded using a competitive process. This provides a forecast of Funding Opportunities under the Veterans Affairs Discretionary Grant Program.

We invite applications for new awards and will provide actual or estimated deadline dates for the transmittal of applications under these programs.

If you are interested in applying for VLGP grants with the Department of Veterans Affairs, please take the time to gather your teams, schedule query meetings, and ensure that you are familiar with national, state, and tribal cemeteries.

A student performs research at Alexandria National Cemetery in Virginia as part of the Veterans Legacy Program.
A student performs research at Alexandria National Cemetery in Virginia as part of the Veterans Legacy Program.

A Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY24 calls for grant proposals that foster students in colleges and universities, including (K-12), to fund research and provide a tangible report using the stories of those interred in VA's National Cemeteries and VA Grant Funded cemeteries with a focus on underrepresented Veterans and Service Members to include and not limited to race, gender, ethnicity, identity and Veterans from LGBTQ communities.

Projects under VLGP can include books, films, graphic novels, educational manuals, as well as electronic database resource materials.

The FY24 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), is now available on the Federal Register at VA-NCA-VLGP-FY2024* and on at VLGP-FY2024 Grant Opportunity*. Applications must be submitted through by April 1, 2024. For more information, please e-mail

Important Dates in 2024

Pre-Application Workshops (virtual):
Pre-application workshops (virtual) were scheduled in January 2024 and February 2024 to help potential applicants understand the grant application process and the goals of the program.

FY24 Notice of Funding Availability:
VLGP-FY2024 Grant Opportunity*

Grant Proposals:
Grant proposals will be due on a date to be determined.

Grant Awards:
Grant awards will be announced 45-days following the closing of the application period.

Work on Grant Awards:
Work on grant awards is expected to begin no later than a date to be determined.

Eligible entities for VLGP grants include:
Institutions of higher learning
Local educational agencies
State educational agencies
501(c)(3) Non-profit organizations

* External Link Disclaimer: This page contains links that will open in a new tab and take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.

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