Oct. 7, 2013

The Home Depot Foundation is seeking opportunities to support veteran housing projects in rural areas. Projects may be new construction or rehab, with priority given to renovation and rehab projects, and must be either in progress or scheduled to commence within the next 12 months. The Home Depot Foundation anticipates funding several projects, with awards ranging from $25,000 to $40,000.

The bricks-and-mortar projects can provide both temporary and permanent housing for veterans, depending on the local needs of the community. Fundable projects include: support for veteran homeowners with repair and rehab needs; accessibility modifications on caregiver homes housing veterans; housing homeless veterans; veteran homeownership programs; and programs that increase the availability of affordable rental housing for veterans.

Organizations interested in applying to this program are asked to submit a Concept Paper on the approved Concept Paper Template by Nov. 15, 2013, at 5 p.m. ET. This concept paper should be no longer than three pages. Please email Janice Clark at Janice@ruralhome.org to get a copy of the concept paper template.

Upon review by The Home Depot Foundation and Housing Assistance Council, selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals online. Full proposals will not be accepted without a preliminary approval by The Home Depot Foundation. The applicant must be a nonprofit organization, tribally designated housing entity (TDHE), or housing authority acting as a nonprofit, that serves veterans at or below 80% of area median income.

For more information about this program, visit the Housing Assistance Council’s website or contact Janice Clark at janice@ruralhome.org.