Colorado Senate Bill 21-032, signed into law on June 23, 2021, to establish the Mobile Veterans Support Unit grant, administered through the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). This legislation came from a gap in support for military veterans, of any discharge status, to access transportation, resources and housing in rural Colorado areas.
The purpose of the MVSU grant is to provide grant funding to an eligible veteran-owned and focused organization, experienced in serving military veterans, for the provision of services to all military veterans in rural Colorado areas who have experienced homelessness and/or are without the ability to access essential services.
The MVSU grant is a two-year competitive grant opportunity to provide services to military veterans of any discharge status. Any eligible applicant may apply.
Two Year Funding Opportunity (SFY22 and SFY23):
Total Funding Award: $182,580
Services to be provided by grantee: Transportation, job search assistance, access to healthcare, distribution of supplies, recovery of vital documents, access to food, and housing.
Eligible Applicants: Veteran-owned and focused business with prior experience providing services to veterans.
• Purchase of an ADA vehicle or purchase of retrofit accessories to modify grantee’s owned vehicle for ADA compliant accessibility.
• 2 FTE with compensation and minimal benefits
Online Application and Award:
Opens: October 27, 2021
Closes: November 19, 2021
Awards Announced: By December 1, 2021
Funds Released: TBD
All applications must be completed and submitted through the Grants Portal:
Linked Program Documents
Grants Portal Account Creation Instructions
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
MVSU Policy and Procedures Document
MVSU Program Manager