The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is authorized by 10 USC 2113(g)(1)(A) to make grants to any nonprofit entity for the purpose of carrying out cooperative enterprises in medical research, medical consultation, and medical education.
In FY15, USU received congressionally
directed funding to establish the Wounded Warrior Service Dog Program, a competitive grants program that supports nonprofit organizations committed to connecting assistance dogs with service members and veterans.
Ten (10) grants were issued to assistance dog nonprofit organizations in FY1 5. Twenty (20) grants were issued in FY1 6. USU intends to continue this program in FY17 (subject to availability of funding) by issuing multiple grant awards to assistance dog nonprofit organizations.