The United States government has set aside $31,485.00 in government grants and $20,941.00 in other form of governmental financial funding across all the states to eligible applicants. Veterans who are currently residing in the state of Illinois may be eligible to apply for various types of veteran grants and benefits. According to the local military office in Illinois, to be eligible for veteran grants:

  • You must be an veteran who were enlisted in the military, naval force, or air force, before September 7, 1980. Or:
  • You must be an veteran who were enlisted in the military, naval force, or air force, after September 7, 1980 with at least 24 months of active duty.

Veteran Health Care Benefits

All veterans in Illinois are eligible to apply for additional health care benefits provided by the federal government. There are currently 782,700 veterans in the state of Illinois - 725,600 male veterans and 57,100 female veterans. They will be able to receive veteran health care grants as long as they are eligible for veteran grants.

Veteran Grants for Disabled in Illinois

There are currently more than 581,600 veterans in Illinois who are "war time" veterans, which means they have been involved in one of the following wars:

  • More than 190,100 of 581,600 soldiers entered and survived the Gulf War
  • More than 251,300 of 581,600 soldiers entered and survived the Vietnam Era
  • More than 84,100 of 581,600 soldiers entered and survived the Korean Conflict
  • More than 72,400 of 581,600 soldiers entered and survived the World War II

For veterans who have suffered permanent injuries during historical or active wars are eligible to apply and receive Veteran Grants for Disabled offer by the military office in Illinois.

Veteran Education Grants, Veteran Small Business Grants, and Veteran Housing Grants in Illinois

The office of finance in Illinois has set aside governmental funding in education grants, small business grants, and housing grants only to qualified veterans in the state of Illinois. It doesn't matter if you are a "war time" veteran or a "peace time" veteran, there are veteran grants available for everyone who has participated or is currently enrolling in the military, naval force, and/or air force.

For example, veterans in Illinois are not only eligible to apply for small business grants that are available to all residents of Illinois, they are also eligible to apply for small business grants for veterans as well. And vice versa with housing and education grants.

To apply for veteran grants in Illinois, contact Illinois financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in Illinois are browsing from the following cities: Springfield, Elsah, Trivoli, Staunton, Dongola, Manteno, Galesburg, Calhoun, Edwardsville, Bluffs

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Communities in the state of Illinois (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2021 ACF OHS CH R05 1970
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $4,248,039
Head Start/Early Head Start Grantee -- Communities in the state of Illinois (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2021 ACF OHS CH R05 1866
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $157,599,474
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Expansion - Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH 1818
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $4,027,077
NOTICE OF INTENT: Collaboration and Colocation between the USGS CMWSC and the Univeristy of Illinois (apply)

Funding Number: USGS 20 FA 0263
Agency: Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey
Category: Other (see text field entitled Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity for clarification)
Funding Amount: $1,808,648
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Boone, Dekalb, Grundy, Kane, and Kendall Counties, Illinois (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R05 1662
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $8,962,171
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Lake County, Illinois (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R05 1649
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $4,012,745
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Jackson and Williamson Counties, Illinois (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R05 1742
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $3,709,379
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Cook County, Illinois with the exception of the City of Chicago (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R05 1631
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $7,338,647
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- St. Clair County, Illinois (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R05 1659
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $12,469,665
Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants - Cook County, Illinois with the exception of the City of Chicago (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS HP R05 1629
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $1,291,936

 

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