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

Submit the completed worksheets through the Electronic Grants Managment System (eGMS). Please direct questions to

CARES Act Per Diem Rate Waiver Guidance (10/7/2021)
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
  • State Home Domiciliary rate increased to $50.91; therefore, the maximum per diem rate authorized, per the waivers under the CARES Act and P.L. 116-315, is $152.73 for transitional housing and $19.09 for service centers. 
    NOTE:  When the current per diem waiver ends the maximum per diem rate is expected to be $58.55.
  • The public health emergency declaration due to COVID-19 has been extended for another 90 days, effective 4/16/22 through 7/15/2022. Please find further information here:

Transitional Housing - Per Diem Only, Transition In Place, Special Need
NEW  Per Diem Rate Request Instructions 
NEW  Per Diem Rate Request Worksheet 

Transitional Housing with Minor Dependents - Per Diem Only and Transition In Place
NEW  Per Diem Rate Request Instructions
NEW  Per Diem Rate Request Worksheet

Service Centers
NEW  Service Center Per Diem Rate Request Instructions
NEW  Service Center Per Diem Rate Request Worksheet

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