Request for Veterans Remembrance Emblem Fund Proposals Now Open

Olympia – The Governor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC) is accepting grant proposals for veterans’ memorials in Washington State, beginning today, July 1. Applications must be postmarked no later than August 29, 2014 to be considered for this funding period.

Funding for accepted proposals comes from the Veterans Remembrance Emblem Fund. The fund – established in 1990 – is administered by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, in partnership with the Department of Licensing.

The Emblem Fund permits eligible veterans to purchase and display approved decals on their vehicle license plates through the Department of Licensing, with net fees being deposited in a special account held by the state treasurer.

RCW 46.16.332 allows disbursement of these funds by the VAAC, for direct costs of contracting, contract administration and project administration related to: projects that pay tribute to living and deceased veterans; upkeep and operations of existing memorials and; land acquisition and construction of new memorials. The VAAC is composed of 17 members and advises the governor and the director of the Department of Veterans Affairs on issues and programs concerning veterans. Visit HERE to review proposal requirements or contact Liza Narciso at (360) 725-2157 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Visit HERE  to learn more about how to purchase license plate emblems from the Department of Licensing.

July 1, 2014