Join us for a virtual information session
Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about the Vets Engaged mini-grant and how to apply.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 2-3pm.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://kingcounty.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkfu2gpzwrG9wn_0XU_Np2HEgPuHdAwoRc
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
About Vets Engaged
Veterans returning from military service often face challenges reintegrating into civilian life that can result in social isolation. Vets Engaged, a Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy program, seeks to reduce social isolation among veterans by funding programs that cultivate a sense of belonging amongst veterans, helping to bridge the “civilian-military divide” between veterans, servicemembers and the general population.
The program strives to reduce veterans’ feelings of isolation by providing opportunities for them and their families to socialize with other non-veterans; to address inequities faced by veterans; and to creatively build community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently accepting applications
Applicants are invited to apply for $10,000 in funding for projects that provide King County veterans and their families social engagement and community-building activities with non-veterans.
Individuals, for-profit companies, not-for-profit organizations or sponsored by a not-for-profit organizations, community-based organizations, tribes, or tribal organizations, or a public or governmental agency serving communities in King County are invited to apply.
Applications are due Wednesday, June 29, 2022 by 5pm.
Apply here: bit.ly/VetsEngaged
Vets Engaged program examples
A wide range of projects are eligible for Vets Engaged funding. A few examples of past funded projects include:
- Rebecca’s Whimsical Art provided “Campfire Painting” classes outdoors, socially distanced, in a state park for veterans learning to paint artistically.
- The Hitching Rail Wellness Center and Retreat created a Veterans Equine Program that utilizes horses as a curative therapeutic tool for veterans and their families suffering from PTSD.
- The Duwamish Tribal Services’ Veterans Program conducted virtual Healing Circles, where Native Veterans and active duty servicemembers, along with family members, came together to share their experiences related to their military service, personal lives, and family lives.
- Skyway Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9430 enlisted veterans and non-veterans to work together on repairing the Post’s flooring, thereby decreasing falling accidents caused by damaged flooring and floor tiles.