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Grant and Per Diem Program

GPD Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs)


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          GPD Grant Award Announcement
(News Release 8/19/2020)
          Per Diem Only (PDO) Award List
          Transition In Place (TIP) Award List
          Special Need Award List
 
Transition In Place (TIP) NOFA:
 
On February 18, 2020, VA's GPD Program published a NOFA in the Federal Register.  This NOFA provides approximately $40 million in funding for eligible organizations to provide transitional housing beds utizing the TIP housing model for Veterans who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless.  This NOFA is competitive and applicants are urged to closely review the NOFA and associated technical assistance materials provided below.  Awards are for services to begin October 1, 2020.   
      Transition In Place (TIP) NOFA
           
Special Need NOFA: 
On February 12, 2020, VA's GPD Program published a NOFA in the Federal Register.  This NOFA announces the availability of 1-year renewal funding for the 11 currently operational Special Need grantees and their VA collaborative partners.   
      Special Need NOFA

Per Diem Only (PDO) NOFA: 
On December 30, 2019, VA's GPD Program published a NOFA in the Federal Register.  This NOFA provides funding opportunities for eligible organizations to provide transitional housing beds and/or service centers for Veterans who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless.  This NOFA is competitive and applicants are urged to closely review the NOFA and associated technical assistance materials provided below.  Awards are for services to begin October 1, 2020.  
      Per Diem Only (PDO) NOFA
          

NOFA Reference Documents:

     TIP and PDO NOFAs Frequently Asked Questions (updated 2/18/2020)
     List of Current GPD Grantees
     Per Diem Rate Request Guidance (for reference only; applicants will not be asked to provide per diem rate information unless conditionally selected)

Inspection Guidance:

      Inspection Template
      Service Center Inspection Checklist 
      Emergency Medication Storage FAQ

GPD Regulations:

      Case Management Regulations (adopted as a final rule on 6/26/2019 without changes)
      GPD Regulations (38 CFR 61.0) 
      GPD Final Rule (Definition of Veteran and TIP Payment)

Questions:

      Questions may be sent to GPDGrants@va.gov

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


News Release (September 5, 2019)
2019 Case Management Award List (posted September 5, 2019)
2019 Special Need Award List (posted September 5, 2019)

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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 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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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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