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Grant and Per Diem Program

FY 2019 Case Management Grant

NEW Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)  (published March 21, 2019)

GPD National Program Office staff review the Case Management NOFA and the GIFTS application portal in the recorded presentation link below.  Additionally, program staff will be hosting a question and answer webinar on the Case Management NOFA.

Overview of the Case Management Grant -
Recorded Presentation    Slides 

Question &Answer Session
Recorded Presentation

Case Management Technical Assistance:

      ** Case Management Application Link (GIFTS portal) **
      GIFTS User Guide
      Case Management Grant FAQ's (updated 4/18/2019)
      List of Current GPD Grantees (updated 4/3/2019)
      Find a CoC Crosswalk

OMB Forms:

      Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424)
      Non-Construction Budget (SF-424A)
      Non-Construction Assurances (SF-424B)


      Case Management Regulations 
      GPD Regulations (38 CFR 61.0) 
      GPD Final Rule (Definition of Veteran and TIP Payment)


      Questions may be sent to

Program Description

VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program is offered annually (as funding permits) by the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Programs to fund community agencies providing services to homeless Veterans. The purpose is to promote the development and provision of supportive housing and/or supportive services with the goal of helping homeless Veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and obtain greater self-determination.

Only programs with supportive housing (up to 24 months) or service centers (offering services such as case management, education, crisis intervention, counseling, services targeted towards specialized populations including homeless women Veterans, etc.) are eligible for these funds. The program has two levels of funding: the Grant Component and the Per Diem Component.

Grants: Limit is 65% of the costs of construction, renovation, or acquisition of a building for use as service centers or transitional housing for homeless Veterans. Renovation of VA properties is allowed, acquiring VA properties is not. Recipients must obtain the matching 35% share from other sources. Grants may not be used for operational costs, including salaries.

Per Diem: Priority in awarding the Per Diem funds goes to the recipients of Grants. Non-Grant programs may apply for Per Diem under a separate announcement, when published in the Federal Register, announcing the funding for "Per Diem Only."

Operational costs, including salaries, may be funded by the Per Diem Component. For supportive housing, the maximum amount payable under the per diem is $47.36 per day per Veteran housed. Veterans in supportive housing may be asked to pay rent if it does not exceed 30% of the Veteran's monthly-adjusted income. In addition, "reasonable" fees may be charged for services not paid with Per Diem funds. The maximum hourly per diem rate for a service center not connected with supportive housing is 1/8 of the daily cost of care, not to exceed the current VA State Home rate for domiciliary care. Payment for a Veteran in a service center will not exceed 8 hours in any day.

Applications are not accepted for Capital Grants or "Per Diem Only" funding until the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is published in the Federal Register. Funds will be awarded to programs determined to be the most qualified. The contact person for the Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program is Jeff Quarles. Mr. Quarles may be contacted via E-mail: VA Grant and Per Diem Program.

2018 Per Diem Only Grantee List (posted August 30, 2018)
2018 Transition In Place Grantee List (posted August 30, 2018)
2018 Special Need Grantee List (posted August 30, 2018)

2017 Special Need Grant Award List (posted September 11, 2017)
2017 Per Diem Only Grant Award List (posted September 11, 2017)

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Helpful Resources

Link Case Management Regulations (published June 5, 2018)
Link GPD Regulations (38 CFR 61.0) (published February 25, 2013)
Link GPD Final Rule (Definition of Veteran and TIP Payment) (published November 3, 2017)
External Link *
External Link Federal Register *
External Link Electronic Uniform Administrative Requirements (2 CFR part 200) *
External Link GPD Provider Webpage

*Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs web site. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.

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Other Sites of Interest

External Link Housing & Urban Development (HUD) *
External Link HUD Vet Resource Center *
External Link Health & Human Services (HHS) *
External Link Social Security Administration (SSA) *
External Link Department of Labor (DOL) *
External Link SAMHSA Homelessness Resource Center *
External Link National Coalition for Homeless Veterans *
External Link National Law Center *
External Link United States Department of Justice *
External Link State Side Legal *

*Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs web site. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.

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