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About The Program

V3 Employment Grant

Companies may qualify for up to $10,000 in grants per year, with $1,000 being awarded per eligible Veteran hired

Virginia is proud to be able to invest in companies who have committed to hiring Veterans. The knowledge, skills, and abilities today’s service members and Veterans gain in our modern military make them an extremely valuable talent pool for employers wishing to grow and improve organizational performance.

In 2015, the General Assembly unanimously appropriated $100,000 for the purposes of establishing an employment grant for V3-certified employers. The Department of Veterans Services and the V3 Program will administer this grant fund so that all $100,000 goes to qualifying employers who have hired Veterans.

If you have additional questions regarding the V3 Grant, please contact your respective V3 Employer Liaison.


*****The V3 Program has expended all available grant funds for FY24. All approved grants will be dispersed starting the FY25 fiscal year (beginning July 1, 2024). Employers will still be eligible to apply for up to $10,000 in the FY25.

In order to qualify for the V3 Employment Grant, companies must be:

  • A V3-Certified Company with an Employer ID#
  • Fewer than 300 employees under common control, at time of grant application
  • A Business to qualify (no public agencies or non-profits)
  • Employers cannot submit for an Veteran hire that has been previously approved (For example: If veteran John Doe was approved in 2021; the employer cannot submit for veteran John Doe in 2022 or any other year)

Veterans hired for purposes of this grant must:

  • Be employed within 5 years of discharge from active duty
  • Hired in a full-time capacity
  • Hired and retained for at least one year — on or after July 1, 2014

If you meet the above mentioned criteria and wish to apply, click here.

Virginia code states that,

Such funds shall be used to provide grants beginning July 1, 2015, to any business located in Virginia with 300 or fewer employees which has hired a veteran on or after July 1, 2014, with the following additional requirements: (a) each such veteran shall have been hired within one year of the date of his or her discharge from active military service; (b) each such veteran shall have been continuously employed by the business in a full-time job for at least one year; and (c) each such veteran shall have been paid at least the prevailing average wage of the jurisdiction in which the job is located.


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