Grant Opportunity for Current Grant and Per Diem Program Grantees: VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem 2013 Notice of Funds Availability

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program announces the availability of funds for community agencies providing services to homeless Veterans. The purpose of this funding 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.  Two types of funding are available.

Approximately $22 million in rehabilitation funds will be available to current operational Grant and Per Diem grantees as part of the effort to increase the useful life of the facilities previously funded under the program.  VA expects current Grant and Per Diem grantees will apply for funding to rehabilitate their current project location and enhance the safety, security and privacy issues associated with the homeless Veteran populations they serve.  A maximum of $250,000 is available per award and the award will not be more than 65 percent of the estimated total cost of the rehabilitation activity.  VA has established funding priorities to support its oldest capitally funded projects.

In addition, approximately $2 million in funds will be available for current operational Grant and Per Diem grantees to assist in the acquisition of vans in order to facilitate transportation of Veteran participants to medical appointments, employment opportunities in the community, and facilitate grantees’ outreach activities.  The maximum award for a van will be $35,000.  The amount of the award will not exceed 65 percent of the total cost of the van.

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