Honor Guard Grant Program Overview

Honoring Veterans in Tennessee

The Honor Guard Grant Program (HGGP), administered by the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services (TDVS), is dedicated to ensuring that every qualifying Tennessee veteran receives a dignified and honorable burial service. Through state-funded grants, the HGGP supports Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) in providing these essential ceremonial services.

Program Objectives:

  • Honor the service of Tennessee's veterans
  • Provide financial assistance to VSOs for conducting honor guard burials
  • Foster a sense of community and support among veterans and their families

Eligibility Overview:
Eligibility for the HGGP is determined based on specific criteria outlined for both veterans and VSOs. We welcome all qualifying organizations to apply and participate in honoring our veterans.

Application Process Brief:
The application process is designed to be straightforward and transparent. Starting with the Notice of Intent to Apply (NOITA), through to the Edison vendor setup, we guide organizations every step of the way.

Funding and Reimbursement Snapshot:
Grant funding covers various expenses associated with honor guard services. Detailed guidelines on eligible expenses, reimbursement procedures, and required documentation are provided to ensure clarity and ease for VSOs.

Monitoring and Compliance Mention:
We uphold a high standard of integrity and accountability. Our monitoring and compliance protocols ensure that grant funds are used appropriately, honoring the program's commitment to Tennessee's veterans.

Download the Grant Manual:
For detailed information on the HGGP, download our comprehensive Grant Manual. This manual provides in-depth guidance on the program's operational framework, from eligibility to compliance.

Contact Information: For further assistance or inquiries about the HGGP, please contact us at:

Email: TDVS.Grants@tn.gov
Phone: (615) 741-2345
Address:     312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
                      Nashville, TN 37243