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Grant and Per Diem Program

NEW! Capital Notice Of Funding Opportunity:

On September 3, 2021, GPD published a Capital grant NOFO on announcing the availability of approximately $75 million for the renovation, acquisition or construction of GPD transitional housing to improve personal safety for Veterans, reduce risks associated with close quarters living and increase the availability of individual unit style transitional housing. For purposes of this NOFO, eligible applicants are current GPD Per Diem Only (PDO) transitional housing grantees.

Notice Of Funding Opportunity 
Capital Grant NOFO Overview Webinar
Capital NOFO FAQs
Budget Template Sample
VA Letter of Coordination Sample

Additional Resources, Forms & Information:

SmartSimple Website
GPD General Terms and Conditions of Award (updated November 2021)
Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) 
OMB Assurances SF-424B SF42D (for reference only)

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New GPD Grant Awards

VA News Release 
Capital Awards List (Aug 24, 2021)
Special Need Awards List (Aug 24, 2021)
Case Management Awards List (Aug 24, 2021)

Active GPD Awards:

Per Diem Only (PDO) Award List (April 2021)
Transition In Place (TIP) Award List (April 2021)
Special Need Award List (August 2020)
Case Management Award List (September 2019)

GPD Regulations:

GPD Regulations (38 CFR part 61.0)

Construction and Facilities Management:

Stakeholder Notice: Programmatic Environmental Assessment
Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment

Program Description

VA's Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program is offered annually (as funding permits) by the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund community agencies providing services to Veterans experiencing homelessness. The purpose of the transitional housing component of the program is to promote the development and provision of supportive housing and services with the goal of helping homeless Veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and obtain greater self-determination. Additionally, the GPD Program offers Case Management grants to support housing retention for Veterans who were previously homeless and are transitioning to permanent housing.

Operational costs, including salaries, may be funded by the per diem component. For supportive housing, the maximum amount payable under the per diem is $58.55 per day per Veteran housed (CARES Act waiver). 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 $7.32 per hour (CARES Act waiver). Payment for a Veteran in a service center will not exceed 8 hours in any day.

Applications are only accepted in response to a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) published in Funds will be awarded to programs determined to be the most qualified. Chelsea Watson is the director of the GPD Program. Ms. Watson and the GPD team may be contacted via email at

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External Link Federal Register *
External Link Electronic Uniform Administrative Requirements (2 CFR part 200) *
External Link GPD Provider Webpage

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