The purpose of this program is to invest in projects that support post-9/11-impacted veterans, service members, and their families and caregivers. Supported projects must be sustainable and provide solutions that complement services and resources provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Labor, and Department of Veterans Affairs. Projects must fall within one or more of the following core areas:
- Education and employment
- Rehabilitation and recovery
- Quality of life
Projects must demonstrate commitment and access to the post-9/11 military/veteran community and clearly articulate an understanding of the issue(s) to be addressed. Projects must also be evidence-based and/or supported by peer-reviewed research, demonstrate potential replicability, establish planned and measurable program goals and outcomes, and exhibit appropriate scale to optimize impact and resources.