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. 
Through our efforts more than 1.5 million veterans and military family members across every state are served by  AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers.  CNCS has awarded national service grants to hundreds of organizations in more than 400 communities across the country to serve the veteran 
and military family community.
Examples of our impact:
  • More than 17,000 veterans have served in AmeriCorps since its inception, helping other veterans and military families access benefits and services; obtain job training and conduct job searches; provide safe and affordable housing; and mentor and tutor children of service members.
  • More than 500 Senior Corps projects and 26,000 volunteers support veterans and military families assisting elderly and disabled veterans, help 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 nonprofits from coast to coast.
Wounded warriors, veterans, or military spouses can learn more about benefits of national service at our Serve Your Community pages. Nonprofit 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
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