Cook County to Award Additional $100,000 in Honor Grants to Nonprofits that Serve Veterans

Awards help expand existing programming for veterans and their families

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced an additional $100,000 in funding today for Honor Grants, a program spearheaded by the Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs (CCVA) to expand programming offered by nonprofit organizations that serve the veteran community and their families. Applications opened today and close Friday, June 30.

Last November, the County awarded $1.4 million in Honor Grants to 18 nonprofits. This year, CCVA will distribute 10 $10,000 grants, bringing the total amount of Honor Grant funding awarded to $1.5 million.

“Last year, the County helped expand programming and resources to over 2,000 veterans through Honor Grant funding,” said President Preckwinkle. “I am grateful to be able to offer this opportunity once again for nonprofits who continue to do the heavy lifting to assist and create a better quality of life for our veteran community.”

Honor Grants are available to nonprofit organizations who have existing programs for veterans and their families that provide resources and services to address mental health, education and job placement, home and food security in addition to making benefits more accessible.

The County is funding the Honor Grants program through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). CCVA was allocated nearly $5 million in ARPA funding to support programs that assist veterans and their families.  

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