FY2022 Wounded Warrior Service Dog Project (WWSDP)

The prime objective of the WWSDP is to support service members/veterans with disabilities across diverse geographic regions and population demographics by funding nonprofit organizations committed to advancing the service dog industry through continued learning, innovative training programs, and superior


industry standards.

Disabled service members/veterans are to be provided with trained service dogs matched to their disabilities, at no cost.In FY2015, Congress appropriated $1,000,000 for the WWSDP to fund competitive grants.

Subject to Congressional appropriation, the FY2022 budget is estimated to be between $10,000,000 and $14,000,000 under the authority of the Defense Health Program, Operations & Maintenance, Therapeutic Service Dog Training Program.

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is authorized by 10 U.S.C.

2113(g)(1)(A) to make grants to any nonprofit entity.

Historically, USU has solicited grant applications from nonprofit institutions committed to connecting service dogs with service members/veterans.

Under this FOA, USU is continuing that practice and intends to award multiple, 12-month grants, subject to availability of funding, to eligible nonprofit organizations.

For the purposes of this FOA, the WWSDP defines the below terms as follows:Service member:
active member of any branch of the U. S. military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) including National Guard/ReserveVeteran:
retired or discharged (honorably) service memberDisability:
a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental impairment that substantially limits an individual’s major life activities and has been documented by a physicianService dog:
any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability (does not include emotional support/therapy dogs or facility dogs) USU plans to award grants totaling approximately $10,000,000 to $14,000,000 to successful applicants for the FY2022 WWSDP.

While the number of grants to be awarded and the amount of funding per grant will be determined based upon the quality of the applications and availability of funds, USU does not intend to award any single grant in excess of $1,000,00 0.
Related Programs

Uniformed Services University Medical Research Projects

Department of Defense

Agency: Department of Defense

Office: USUHS Medical - Non- Research Projects

Estimated Funding: $14,000,000

Who's Eligible

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations who are in the business of training and providing service dogs to individuals with disabilities (including service members and veterans).

Pass-through entities will not be considered.

Current and past recipients of WWSDP grants are eligible to apply and compete for FY2022 WWSDP grants; however, applications for renewal or supplementation of existing awards will not be considered.

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Agency Email Description:
Email all questions related to this FOA to WWSDP-ggg@usuhs.edu

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