CalVet Leadership Summit Facilitation Grant

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In collaboration with CalVet, grantee will host the 2024 and 2025 CalVet Leadership Summit bringing together veteran and leaders across multiple relevant organizations to focus on improving the health and well-being of California's service members, veterans, and their families. The Leadership Summit plays a vital role in supporting the department’s strategic plan by providing a platform for leaders to come together and work towards common goals. 


CalVet seeks to organize stakeholder input workshop activities with the assistance of an organization that is highly experienced in serving transitioning veterans, developing and facilitating veteran stakeholder summits or workshops, and has the capacity and proven track record of advocating for veteran services and benefits.

The selected Grantee will assume all responsibility for the Required Activities established in Section E for the 2024 and 2025, CalVet Leadership Summit(s) and will operate with prior understanding that unanticipated changes in CalVet priority may impact the size and scope of the relevant annual summit.

Grantees will receive the full amount of funding for their awarded grant in the first year. It is expected that Grantee makes up the difference from its own resources in full actual costs, beyond which this Grant provides, with each passing year to sustain the Leadership Summit through the expiration of the Grant terms.The Grantee staff and leadership will be expected to maintain significant engagement with CalVet. Applicants are encouraged to ensure they are budgeting for staff, reporting, and appropriate facility requirements (venue, seating, lodging, hardware and software equipment, supplies, overhead).

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit

Applicant must be a nonprofit organization exempt from federal income taxation as described in section 501(c) (3) or (c) (19) of the Internal Revenue Code, and meet the requirements of Article 2, Chapter 1, part 2, Division 2, Title 1 of the Corporations Code.  Applicant must be certified California veteran service provider consistent with MVC § 881, providing documentation with the Application as established by statute.

Eligible Geographies:

CalVet intends to award this CalVet Leadership Summit Facilitation Grant with a statewide scope to ensure a high quality CalVet Leadership Summit.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
May 8, 2024
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
24 months

Funding Details

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  • State
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  • Advance(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
David Lawrence, 1-916-208-2528,