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NDVA Accepting Applications for DPAA Grant Assistance Program

NDVA Accepting Applications for DPAA Grant Assistance ProgramNEBRASKA (MAY 1, 2024) — The Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) is now accepting applications for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) Grant Assistance Program. Grant funds are meant to support qualifying postsecondary institutions in assisting DPAA with accounting for United States servicemembers and civilians missing from designated past conflicts.

Grant applicants must be Nebraska postsecondary institutions that have received NDVA’s Veteran and Active Duty Supportive designation and have a partnership or service agreement with DPAA to establish or expand undergraduate and graduate student internships. NDVA will begin reviewing applications on May 20, 2024, and will award funds on a rolling basis from that date forward until all funds have been committed.

Full details on the fund, including eligibility, requirements, application, and more can be found at For questions regarding the grant application or funding process, please contact Jessica Forch at 402-853-4023 or

Veteran & Active Duty Supportive Postsecondary Institution SealThe Veteran and Active Duty Supportive designation was launched in 2019 and recognizes postsecondary institutions that meet certain criteria such as having personnel dedicated to working with military and veteran students, giving college credit for certain types of military training, and offering military leave-of-absence, among other things. Information on the designation, including currently designated postsecondary institutions and how to apply for the designation, can be found at

NDVA’s mission is to honor Nebraska veterans and their families by providing excellent service, assistance, and care. This includes providing services to help veterans identify and access federal and state benefits. These benefits include disability compensation, pensions, and healthcare available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, assistance through the Nebraska Veterans Aid fund, tuition waivers, and other state services. To learn more about NDVA’s veteran services or Nebraska state benefits, please visit


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