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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 Grants.gov 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 March 2021)
Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) 
OMB Assurances SF-424B SF42D (for reference only)

(the SF-424 requires Adobe Reader 8. For best results, do not open the form in your web browser. Save locally to your computer before opening. For further assistance, please visit https://helpx.adobe.com/ca/acrobat/kb/cant-open-pdf.html

Questions: GPDGrants@va.gov

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)

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 $49.91 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 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

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Helpful Resources

External Link Grants.gov *
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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