Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

National Cemetery Administration


Veterans Legacy Grant Program: Overview

In FY22, NCA's Office of Engagement and Memorial Innovation (OEMI) will begin administering the Veterans Legacy Grant Program (VLGP) as part of VLP. Currently, VLP meets its mission through contracts with educational institutions and appropriate non-profit organizations. With this new authority, VLP will no longer use contracts as its fiscal instruments of funding educational research. It will use the granting model of VLGP.

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 FY23 will call 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 FY22 Veterans Legacy Grant Program (VLGP), NOFO, is viewable on at Search Grants | GRANTS.GOV*.

When ready, the FY23 NOFO will also be posted on and in the Federal Register. NCA anticipates releasing the FY23 NOFO in late February or early March 2023. Check this website regularly for links to the NOFO when published.

Important Dates

January 2023 and February 2023:
Pre-application workshops (virtual) are scheduled in January 2023 and February 2023 to help potential applicants understand the grant application process and the goals of the program.

March/April 2023:
NOFO published on and in the Federal Register. Grant proposals will be due 30-days following the publication of the NOFO.

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

September 1, 2023:
Work on grant awards is expected to begin no later than September 1, 2023.

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.

Connect with NCA

NCA on Facebook NCA on Twitter NCA on YouTube NCA History Blog NCA Email Updates - Subscribe or Manage

National Cemetery Administration
Attn: General Inquiries
810 Vermont Avenue
Washington, DC 20420

MyVA411 main information line: