Grant and Per Diem Program: TESTING - VA Homeless Programs
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Grant and Per Diem Program: TESTING

Contact GPD Program Staff:

(Please include your project FAIN on all correspondence)
General GPD Program Questions:
Fiscal Questions (per diem rates):
SF 425 Questions:

Regulations, Guides & NOFOs

GPD Regulations & Guides:

Transitional Housing Grant Recipient Guide (October 2022)
Capital Grant Recipient Guide (June 2022)
Case Management Grant Recipient Guide (September 2021)
GPD General Terms and Conditions of Award (May 2020)
GPD Regulations (38 CFR Part 61)
Case Management Regulations (June 2018)
Final Rule - Veteran Definition and TIP Payment (November 2017)

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO):

Transition In Place NOFO published 10/27/2022
Per Diem Only NOFO published 10/27/2022
Capital NOFO (ARP)
 published 9/3/2021

Capital NOFO (CARES Act) published 3/11/2021
Special Need NOFO published 3/4/2021 
Case Management NOFO published 12/17/2020
Transition In Place (TIP) NOFO published 2/18/2020
Per Diem Only (PDO) NOFO published 12/30/2019

Fiscal Information

Per Diem Payment Vouchers:

Per Diem Only Voucher
Per Diem Only with Minor Dependents Voucher
Service Center Voucher
Special Need Voucher
Transition In Place Voucher
Transition In Place with Minor Dependents Voucher

Capital Reimbursement:

SF270 (acquisition costs)
SF271 (rehab/construction costs)

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Payment Management System:

Transition in Place, Case Management, Special Need, and Capital grantees will need to register with the Payment Management System and set up direct deposit:

Payment Management System
Access - New User Request | HHS Payment Management System
Update Banking | HHS Payment Management System

SF 425 Resources:

SF 425 Federal Financial Report (NOTE: first download and save PDF file to your computer and then open it from the saved location)

 Grantees should submit their SF-425 via the Electronic SF-425 Submission Portal and email the completed form with supporting documentation (general ledger) to 

Templates & Forms:

Daily Census Template
Length of Stay Calculator

Indirect Cost & Other Fiscal Resources:

Information on Indirect Cost Rate Agreements
Certification of De Minimis Indirect Cost Rate (Sept 2022)
GPD Training - How to Prepare for a GPD Review (July 2022)
Federal Cost Principles Training (10/27/2021)
Single Audit Act
Veterans Affairs | Tungsten Network (

Questions? Contact Us

Per Diem Rate Request Information

Please submit the completed request through the Electronic Grants Managment System (eGMS). Please direct questions to

Transitional Housing Per Diem Rate Request Information:
NEW  Per Diem Rate Request Instructions
NEW  How-to Submit an Initial Per Diem Rate Request in eGMS (activation)
NEW  How-to Submit a Per Diem Rate Modification (increase/decrease)

CARES Act Per Diem Rate Waiver Guidance
Safety and Survival Assistance (2/5/2021)
Sample for Screening and Documentation

  • Per P.L. 116-315, the per diem rate request forms below have been modified to allow for additional costs (up to $10,000) associated with HMIS.

  • Per P.L. 116-315, the maximum authorized per diem rate will not be lower than $49.91 which is the rate in effect immediately preceding the date of enactment of the law on January 5, 2021. For current maximum rates, refer to the table below.

  • State Home Domiciliary rate increased to $56.10.

  • The public health emergency declaration due to COVID-19 has ended as of 05/11/2023. Please find further information here:


Current Maximum Per Diem Rates for GPD Grants

Date Effective and Applicable State Home Rate Per Diem Only
rate per day
Service Center
rate per hour
Special Need
rate per day
rate per day
Veterans with care of Minor Dependents
rate per day
April 1, 2023,
$64.52 $8.06 $112.20 $84.15 50% of the authorized PDO or TIP per diem rate

Questions? Contact Us

Case Management & HMIS

Program Management & Operations

Minor Dependents:

Minor Dependents Overview
Director's Memo Sample
Change of Scope Checklist
Please find the Per Diem Rate Request information under the Per Diem Rate Request Information dropdown above.

Capital Grant (CFM) Resources:

- 35% Design Development: New Const, Addition or Remodel
- 35% Design Development: Acquisition with Minor Improvements
October 6, 2021 CFM Webinar (Part 1)
October 13, 2021 CFM Webinar (Part 2)
- April 14, 2022 CFM Webinar

SSVF Resources:

- GPD TIP & SSVF Shallow Subsidy Collaboration
GPD Referral Packet for SSVF TFA

Grant & Per Diem - Low Demand (GPD-LD) Technical Assistance:

Grant and Per Diem - Low Demand (GPD-LD) Technical Assistance
Grant and Per Diem (GPD) - Low Demand Model page in the Resource Center
Grant and Per Diem - Low Demand Program Model FAQ’s

Coronavirus (COVID-19):

COVID-19 Safety and Survival Guidance
SSVF & GPD Co-Enrollment Considerations and Guidance
CPR Guidance
Wellness & Symptom Checks- COVID Positive & Presumptive Positive Veterans In Hotels & Motels
GPD CARES Act Implementation Guidance
GPD Isolation Options for COVID-19
CDC: Considerations for face coverings
CDC: Interim Guidance For Homeless Service Providers to Plan & Respond to COVID-19  

Opioid Overdose Education & Naloxone Distribution (OEND):

VA OEND Program: Patient brochures, education material and videos for overdose prevention, overdose recognition, and instructional guides for the naloxone products.
Video: Intro for People with Opioid Use Disorders
Video: Intro for People Taking Prescribed Opioids
Video: How to Use the VA Naloxone Nasal Spray
Video: How to Use the VA Auto-Injector Naloxone Kit

Training Video: Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Training
Training Video: How to Use Naloxone Nasal Spray (Narcan) - Responding to an overdose

Grant Management & Compliance

Inspections & Change of Scope Resources:

Capital Checklist for Inspections
Transitional Housing Inspection Packet

Service Center Inspection Packet
GPD Medication Storage Guide and Access FAQ
Change of Scope Suggestions & Criteria

General Terms & Conditions of Award:

Effective March 2023 (PDO, TIP, Case Mgt)
Effective November 2021
 (Capital ARP)
Effective March 2021 (Capital CARES, Special Need, Case Mgt)
Effective May 2020 (Special Need, TIP, PDO)
Effective July 2019 (Case Mgt)

SF-424 Information:

Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424)
OMB Assurances SF-424BSF42D (for reference only)

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External Systems (eGMS, SAM & SQUARES)

Electronic Grants Management System (eGMS):

 External Link eGMS Login Webpage

eGMS (UDPaaS) General User Guide for GPD Grantees
How-to: Register a New Organization in eGMS
How-to: Upload a Signed Grant Agreement

How-to: Add or Update Contacts
How-to: Case Management Quarterly Report 
How-to: Capital Payment Request HHS
How-to: Submit a Per Diem Rate Modification (increase/decrease)
How-to: Submit an Initial Per Diem Rate Request
How-to: Retrieve Executed Grant Agreements
How-to: Retrieve Executed Option Year Agreements
How-to: Upload Signed Option Year Grant Agreement

System for Award Management (SAM):

All grantees are required to maintain an Active status on in order to receive payment for all GPD grants.


SQUARES 2.0 Website   
SQUARES Info Sheet 

Monthly Operational Webinars (Slides & Recording Link)

Training & Webinar Resources

Capital Grant: 
New Award Orientation (9/1/2021)

Fiscal Trainings & Presentations:
- GPD Grantee Annual Training (March 2023):
     > How to Achieve Successful Grantee Financial Management Slides
     > Recorded Successful Financial Management Training - Password: Homeless1!
- GPD Grantee Training – How to Prepare for a GPD Review (July-August 2022):
     > Training Slides
     > Part I Recorded Training - Password: Homeless1!
     > Part II Recorded Training - Password: Homeless1!
SF-425 Completion Training (Revised 1/12/2022)
Federal Cost Principles Training (10/27/2021)
Change of Scope Training & CaptionCall Brochure (02/09/2021)
Financial Management Training: Tracking & Recording Costs (10/21/2020)

- GPD Case Manager Training - Housing Navigation Client Support (Sept 2022):
     > Session 1
     > Session 2
- Racial Equity and Homelessness
SAMHSA SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR)
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Income & Financial Resources for Veterans

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR):

VA & Federal Resources


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Homeless Veterans Dental Program (HVDP):

The HVDP promotes oral health for all Veterans that have faced, or are at risk for, homelessness. Veterans who are enrolled in eligible residential rehabilitation programs may be eligible for dental care. Please find further information in this pamphlet:

Fair Housing ACT & Resources:

The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities. Additional protections apply to federally-assisted housing.

Learn about the History of the Fair Housing Act, and read Examples of the many forms of housing discrimination.

Who Is Protected?

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:

- Race
- Color
- National Origin
- Religion
- Sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation)
- Familial Status
- Disability

LGBTQ+ Resources:

There is an LGBTQ+ Veteran Care Coordinator (LGBTQ+ VCC) in every VA health care system to help Veterans get the care they need. VHA policies require that Veteran's health care is delivered in an affirming and inclusive environment and that VHA employees respect their identity. The LGBTQ+ VCC can answer questions, advocate for the Veteran's right to quality care, handle complaints or concerns that Veterans have about their care, and help them get started with services for LGBTQ+ Veterans.