The Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot (RVCP) will help increase the availability of and access to quality health care and additional benefits for Veterans and their families living in rural communities throughout the country.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will award five grants to eligible community-based organizations and local and State government entities to assist Veterans and their families who are transitioning from military to civilian life in rural or underserved communities. The grants will span 2-years and total $2 million each. VHA networks and facilities may share ideas with the proposing organizations, but Federal entities are not eligible for funding.
The intent of this program is not to be prescriptive but rather enable local communities to develop programs that best suit their locations’ specific needs.
Grantee proposals should provide services designed to aid in the adjustment to civilian life in one or more of the following areas:
- Increasing coordination of health care benefits for Veterans.
- Increasing availability of high quality medical and mental health services.
- Providing assistance to families of Veterans who are transitioning from military to civilian life.
- Outreach to Veterans and their families, including providing communication tools to assist in connection of Veterans and resources.
Apply for RVCP Grant
To apply for a RVCP grant, interested parties must submit a completed application package through Grants.gov using the NOFA form. For more information, please visit: www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=236274.
Closing date changed from July 19 to September 19, 2013.