Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Higher Education Programs (HEP): Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program, Assistance Listing Number (ALN) 84.047V

Funding Agency:
Department of Education

The Upward Bound (UB) Program is one of the seven programs collectively known as the Federal TRIO Programs. The UB Program is a discretionary grant program that supports projects designed to provide students with the skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary education and enter into and succeed in a program of postsecondary education. There are three types of grants under the UB Program: UB; VUB; and UB Math and Science. In this notice we invite applications for VUB grants only. The invitation to apply for UB grants was published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2021, and is available at We will invite applications for UB Math and Science grants in a separate notice. 

   The VUB Program supports projects designed to prepare, motivate, and assist military veterans in the development of academic and other skills necessary for acceptance into and success in a program of postsecondary education.

Deadline: June 10, 2022

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

 Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education; public and private agencies; organizations, including community-based organizations with experience in serving disadvantaged youth; secondary schools; and combinations of such institutions, agencies, and organizations.

An applicant may submit more than one application for a VUB Program grant so long as each application describes a project that serves a different target area (34 CFR 645.20(a)). 

Amount Description

Estimated Range of Awards: $287,537–$460,000.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 10, 2022