The Department of Veterans Affairs' automobile grant increased to a maximum of $21,488.29 effective Oct. 1 for fiscal 2020. The fiscal 2019 maximum amount was $21,058.69. The VA pays the grant directly to the vehicle's seller for the total price, up to $21,488.29. If it costs more than that, you must make up the difference. You can receive this grant only once. Read more about who qualifies on Military.com.