Veterans and Military Families

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Serving those who served us, as well as engaging the talents of our veterans and military families is a strategic priority for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

Across the country, we regularly commit millions of dollars and countless volunteer hours to this mission. Read the latest news about CNCS's expanded support for veterans and military families.

On any given day, there are nearly 50 different grantee organizations, hundreds of projects and initiatives, and more than 4,000 CNCS-empowered individuals engaged in service that benefits our military family and veteran community.

As we pursue our goals, we are guided by the following principles:

  • More than 16,000 veterans have served in AmeriCorps since its inception helping other veterans and military families access benefits and services; obtain job training and conduct job searching; provide safe and affordable housing; and mentor and tutor children of service members.

  • More than 500 Senior Corps projects and 8,000 volunteers serve at Veterans Affairs facilities every year, assisting elderly and disabled veterans, helping military retirees acclimate to life after service, and providing transportation to those in need of medical treatment.

  • AmeriCorps NCCC has supported more than 50,000 veterans through special service projects, special events and disaster relief/recovery. More than 2,000 veterans received the support of relief services in the Gulf after hurricane Katrina.

As a part of our Strategic Plan, CNCS has committed to increasing its focus and efforts for our veterans and military families. In addition, we are increasing our investment and partnerships with other federal, state, local, and non-profits from coast to coast.

Wounded warriors, veterans, or military spouses can learn more about benefits of national service at our Serve Your Community pages. Non-profit or state entities can learn more about our competitive grants in our Build Your Capacity section. And, if you are looking for community service opportunities to help veterans and military families in your neighborhood, please visit

For more information about CNCS and Veterans and Military families, email

Additional Information

Veterans and Military Families Fact Sheet
National Service Blog: Veterans and Military Families


Veterans and Military Families Updates

GovDelivery Email



National Service Blog - Veterans

Veteran Foster Grandparent’s Long-Lost Service Medals Replaced
Tags: foster grandparents, Senior Corps, Veterans and Military Families, Veterans, United We Serve,
AmeriCorps Fast Fact No.3 #GettingThingsDone for Veterans and Military Families!
Tags: AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary, Veterans and Military Families

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