NAICU Washington Update

Grants Available to Create Programs to Support Veteran Student Success

May 06, 2022

The Department of Education announced that colleges and universities can apply for new grant awards for FY 2022 to create Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS). 

The purpose of the CEVSS program is to encourage institutions of higher education to develop model programs to support veteran student success in postsecondary education by coordinating services to address the academic, financial, physical, and social needs of veteran students.

The Department estimates that $8,415,000 will be available for 16 awards, ranging from $550,000 to $601,071, for up to 36 months.  Grant applications are due on June 16, 2022, and priority will be given to projects that include the following required activities:
  • Establishing a Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success on the campus of the institution to provide a single point of contact to coordinate comprehensive support services for veteran students;
  • Establishing a veteran student support team, including representatives from the offices of the institution responsible for admissions, registration, financial aid, veterans' benefits, academic advising, student health, personal or mental health counseling, career advising, disabilities services, and any other office of the institution that provides support to veteran students on campus;
  • Providing a coordinator whose primary responsibility is to coordinate the model program;
  • Monitoring the rates of veteran student enrollment, persistence, and completion; and
  • Developing a plan to sustain the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success after the grant period.