Programs Support Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families
Funding through the Veterans’ Nonprofit Capital Program Will Enhance Facilities Inside and Out Through Community-Based Organizations
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the award of $2.6 million in grants to 39 Veterans organizations across the state through the Veterans’ Nonprofit Capital Program. These grants will support awardees' efforts to expand and enhance quality services available to the state’s veterans, service members, and their families. Additional funding will be available for Veterans organizations through future rounds of the Veterans’ Nonprofit Capital Program.
"New York’s service members and their loved ones have made enormous sacrifices to protect our democracy, and they deserve access to high-quality support and services,” Governor Hochul said. “The new Veterans’ Nonprofit Capital Program helps recognize their contributions by providing community-based organizations with the critical resources they need to serve our veterans, service members, and their families.”
The Veterans’ Nonprofit Capital Grant Program stands as a beacon of support for the crucial community institutions and organizations dedicated to serving New York’s esteemed Veterans, Service members, and their families. This grant plays a pivotal role in ensuring that these vital entities have the resources they need to continue their invaluable work in a safe and effective manner. By providing essential funding, it empowers these organizations to enhance their facilities, expand their services, and ultimately, enrich the lives of those who have dedicated themselves to the service of our nation. The Veterans’ Nonprofit Capital Grant Program embodies Governor Hochul’s unwavering commitment to uphold the well-being of New York’s Veterans and their families.
These organizations will receive reimbursement for costs related to capital improvements, with funding for projects ranging between $25,000 and $75,000. The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) is administering the program in partnership with the Department of Veterans Services. Veterans organizations across the state will use funding for new roofs, ADA-compliant upgrades and kitchen and common area renovations among other welcomed improvements in the Capital Region (7), Central New York (3), Finger Lakes (3), Long Island (9), Mid Hudson (6), New York City (1), North Country (3), and Western New York (7). A list of awards is located here.
Funding through the Veterans' Nonprofit Capital Program is provided for architecture, design, engineering, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or expansion of an eligible facility; and purchase of eligible furnishings or equipment.
Department of Veterans’ Services Commissioner Viviana DeCohen said, "Governor Hochul's dedication to our Veterans is resolute. The Veterans’ Nonprofit Capital Program, with 39 deserving awardees, is a testament to her commitment to enhancing services for our Veterans, Service members, and their families. Together, we are building a brighter future for those who have sacrificed so much for our nation."
About the Department of Veterans' Services
The New York State Department of Veterans' Services, which has served as the state's advocacy agency for veterans, service members, and military families since 1945, maintains an agencywide commitment of serving all veterans, service members, and military families in a wide range of practice areas, including claims and appeals for benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, discharge upgrade appeals to the United States Department of Defense, and claims for New York State benefits. Veterans, service members, and military families are encouraged to contact the Department at 888-838-7697 or its website to meet — in person or virtually — with an accredited Veterans Benefits Advisor to address their needs and gain the full measure of benefits that they have earned. Follow DVS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Founded in 1944, DASNY is New York State's capital project development authority. It finances and constructs sustainable and resilient science, health and education institutions that help strengthen New York communities and create jobs. It is one of the largest issuers of tax-exempt bonds in the nation, enabling the State, local governments and certain non-profit entities finance and build more cost effectively. DASNY also is a prolific public builder with a construction pipeline of more than 1,000 projects valued at approximately $9.3 billion as of March 31, 2023. More information on DASNY can be found here.