To be eligible for certification, businesses must meet at least one of the following Veteran Employment Standards listed below. To apply please fill out an application and submit, with required supporting documentation to: certificationsubmissions@toledo.oh.gov

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Veteran Employment Standards

  • At least 51% of the business is owned by veterans or persons on active service.
  • At least 10% of the employees of the business are veterans or on active service.
  • At least 51% of the board of directors are veterans or people on active service.
  • Certified by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business or a Veteran-Owned Small Business.
  • The business is certified by the State of Ohio as a Veteran Friendly Business Enterprise.

Verifying Veteran Status

For each required personnel as outlined above, please submit a copy of one of the items below as documentation that prove a service member is active or a veteran who has been honorably discharged or discharged under honorable circumstances.

  • United States Department of Defense form 214 (DD-214).
  • United States Department of Defense form 215 (DD-215).
  • United States Uniformed identification card (DD Form 2).
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs identification card.
  • United States Department of Defense military identification.
  • Ohio driver’s license with armed forces logo;
  • National Guard Bureau Form 22 (NGB-22).
  • Any other official documentation verifying status

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