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VA Homeless Programs

 

Grant and Per Diem Program

NEW! GPD Notice of Funding Opportunity


On October 27, 2022, GPD published two grant opportunities: 1) “Per Diem Only” (PDO) grants that fund transitional supportive housing beds or service centers; 2) “Transition in Place” (TIP) grants that provide Veterans with apartment-style housing that allows Veterans to retain the unit as their permanent housing when they complete the GPD program. VA anticipates awarding 350 PDO grants to support approximately 10,500 transitional housing beds and 15 service centers nationwide. VA also anticipates awarding approximately 40 TIP grants to support 600 TIP beds nationwide.

    -- TIP grant applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on January 30, 2023.

    -- PDO grant applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on February 6, 2023.

NEW TIP Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NEW PDO Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

Grant Applicant Resources

- Grant Application Webinars: How to Apply for GPD Grants (October 2022)
          - TIP NOFO Overview
          - PDO NOFO Overview
          - How to Apply using eGMS
- Frequently Asked Questions
Electronic Grants Management System (eGMS) Login Page
          - How-to: Register a New Organization in eGMS
          - How-to: Add or Update Contacts in eGMS
Sample Letter of Coordination
Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424) (NOTE: first download and save any SF PDF files to your computer and then open it from the saved location)
Certification of De Minimis Indirect Cost Rate
Max SITH Bed Calculator
Assurances for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424B) - (for awareness, applicants are not required to submit the SF-424B)
GPD General Terms and Conditions of Award (May 2020)
GPD Regulations (38 CFR part 61.0)

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 $63.12 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 $7.89 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 Grants.gov. 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 GPDgrants@va.gov

GPD Grants & Funding Fact Sheet

Access our GPD Fact Sheet here to learn more.

GPD Works! Success Stories

   Feature Article:

How VA's Grant and Per Diem Program Reduces Long-Term Homelessness Among Veterans

   Good News Stories:

How GPD Has Evolved to Meet Veterans’ Needs - VA Homeless Programs

“I only dreamed of this.” VA program finds Veteran Lorenzo Campbell a home - VAntage Point

VA and Volunteers of America help Veteran Robert Irvin go from homeless to home - VAntage Point

Army Veteran finds employment and housing in months thanks to HUD-VASH - VAntage Point

Active GPD Awards

Capital Grant Awards List (Published March 2022)
Per Diem Only (PDO) Award List
(March 2022)
Transition In Place (TIP) Award List (March 2022)
Special Need Award List (March 2022)
Case Management Award List (March 2022)
Capital Grant Awards List (Published August 2021)

Construction and Facilities Management

Stakeholder Notice: Programmatic Environmental Assessment
Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment

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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
External Link eGMS Login Page*

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

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