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Grants to New York Nonprofits in Eligible Counties for Legal Assistance and Housing Programs for Veterans

Community Fund Grant - Veterans

GrantWatch ID# 183120
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR)
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York: Dutchess and Orange Counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/17/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to New York nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for activities that enhance economic stability for local veterans and their families. Applicants must view a webinar recording prior to applying. Funding is intended to support services and programs that offer legal assistance and increase access to affordable housing. Requests will be accepted from nonprofits in Dutchess and Orange Counties.

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR) issues this Request for Proposal as a part of a commitment to achieve the goal of improving the condition of their neighbors affected by poverty and limited resources. UWDOR targets strategies that support the financial stability of veterans and their families. UWDOR aims to improve outcomes for veterans living in Dutchess and Orange counties by assisting them and their families along their path to financial stability.

In partnership with the community, United Way utilizes a cohesive strategy to address the needs of children, families, and individuals with limited income in Dutchess and Orange counties. This RFP aims to establish a foundation for veterans’ overall stability. UWDOR is seeking to support partners who share their commitment to the following:

  • A commitment to community-level outcomes focused on geographic and demographic locations with the greatest need as defined by data;
  • A commitment to cross-agency and cross-community collaboration in developing effective, cohesive strategies; and
  • A commitment to strategies that demonstrate long-term success using evidence-based or evidence-informed models. 

UWDOR will support veterans’ services to ensure access to vital housing and legal assistance. Community-level indicators utilized to meet these needs include but are not limited to: the number of veterans receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Point in Time rates of homeless veterans per county, unemployment insurance rates, and/or total rate of employment of veterans.

UWDOR's goal is to create a continuum of services for veterans’ reintegration into civilian life and beyond. UWDOR will provide funding to programs in order to best serve the veterans population and partner with the 2-1-1 helpline, which will connect veterans in need directly to the services available. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Through this RFP process, UWDOR seeks partnerships with nonprofit organizations in Dutchess and Orange Counties.

Nonprofit partners are strongly encouraged to incorporate collaborative opportunities into their proposals.

Programs that rely on outside organizations to accomplish stated goals are required to provide letters of commitment that demonstrate support from the outside organization.

Pre-Application Information
- RFP Released February 6th, 2023
- Application Due Date: March 17th, 2023 by 5pm
- Anticipated Award Notifications: June, 2023

If you could not attend the January 25 Mandatory Funding Meeting, please view this video recording: Then complete this form by clicking on the link to certify you viewed it:

Estimated Size of Grant
For all veterans programs, United Way has allotted funding in increments up to $10,000 for these requests.

Term of Contract
- Through this RFP process, UWDOR seeks partnerships with nonprofit organizations during the time period of July 2023 to June 2024.
- If United Way selects your program, you may be eligible for additional funding next year. This is contingent on your organization remaining in good standing with regards to all United Way contract requirements. There is no guarantee of future additional funding.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

All questions should be submitted in writing to

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region
75 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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