VAAC Accepting Funding Requests for Veterans Memorials

The Governor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC) is accepting requests for funding for veterans’ memorials in Washington State. The deadline for accepting proposals is July 16, 2019.

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 46.16A.215 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 to review proposal requirements and click here to submit your application: For more information  contact Rene Morales at (360) 725-2167 or e-mail at .


More information on the License Plate Emblem Fund

Emblem Fund FAQ
Emblem Fund Policy and Application Form
How to Order Emblems