Eligibility Criteria for HGGP

Who Can Apply

Are You Eligible for the HGGP?

Ensuring Eligibility for Honor and Remembrance

Eligibility for the Honor Guard Grant Program is carefully defined to ensure that the funds are allocated to Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) that are committed to providing honorable burial services to Tennessee's veterans. Review the criteria below to determine if your organization qualifies.

Eligibility for Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs):

  • Must be officially registered with the state of Tennessee.
  • Must be recognized as a non-profit organization under § 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Required to provide detailed accounts of previous honor guard services performed.
  • Expected to maintain compliance with all state regulations and guidelines set forth by the TDVS.

Eligibility for Veterans:

  • Must be a veteran as defined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Must have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Service requirements and other specific eligibility criteria as outlined in the grant manual.

How to Determine Your Eligibility:

  • Review the detailed eligibility criteria in the grant manual.
  • Ensure all organizational documentation is current and compliant.
  • Verify the veteran's service and discharge status through appropriate documentation.

Application Pre-Requisites:

·        Submission of the Grant Application, including all pertinent organizational details and proposed service plans.

·        Provision of the necessary documentation for a comprehensive eligibility review.

·        For step-by-step guidance on completing your application, please consult the grant manual.

Download the Grant Manual: For comprehensive details on the eligibility criteria and supporting documentation required, download our Grant Manual.

Need Assistance? If you have questions or need clarification on the eligibility criteria, our team is ready to assist. Contact us at:

Email: TDVS.Grants@tn.gov
Phone: (615) 741-2345