Veterans Innovations Program

The Veterans Innovations Program was created to provide assistance to veterans and their families facing financial hardships due to deployments in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

We work with the veteran and their family to match their individual needs with the Veterans Innovations Program and other veteran or non-veteran programs and services.  Our goal is to make sure the veteran and their family has access to all veterans benefits and the tools they need to provide for themselves and their families.

Eligibility:

  • Received an honorable discharge.

  • Deployed in support of Operating Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom or Noble Eagle receiving GWOT Expeditionary Medal.

  • Is experiencing financial hardship where income is not sufficient to meet basic needs.

  • Presents a discernable positive outcome.

  • Request is within the grant funding capabilities.

  • Submit complete application packet with required supporting documentation.

VIP Statutes 

  • 43.60A.160      Veterans innovations program.

  • 43.60A.175      Receipt of gifts, grants, or endowments -- Rule-making authority.

  • 43.60A.185      Veterans innovations program account.

How to Apply

Contact: 
1-800-562-2308 wdvavip@dva.wa.gov

July 2016 - June 2017

92 veterans transitioned to employment
130 assisted with homeless, eviction, or foreclosure prevention
30 Transitioned to education
39 assisted with prevention of utility shut off or turn back on
28 assisted with transportation needs