Grants to States for Construction of State Home Facilities


To assist States to acquire or construct State home facilities for furnishing domiciliary or nursing home care to veterans, and to expand, remodel, or alter existing buildings for furnishing domiciliary, nursing home, or hospital care to veterans in State homes.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Veterans Health Administration Center, Department of Veterans Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2023 Full support of the first 6 projects and partial support of the 7th project listed on the FY 2023 Priority List.
Public Laws 88-450, 89-311, 90-432, 91-178, 93-82, 94-581, 95-62, 96-151, 96-330, 97-251, 97-295, 98-528, 99-166, 99-576, and 100-322, 38 U.S.C. 8131-8137, Public Law 111-05
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any State may apply after assuring that the assisted facility will be owned by the State; and will be used primarily for veterans.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Veterans meeting VA and State admission criteria.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Additional information provided to applicants.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by Title 38, CFR Part 43, "Uniform Administrative Requirements" must be used for this program. (Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance for Construction Programs, with attachments.).
Award Procedure
Formal approval of the award of the assistance grant to the State is made by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with program administered by Chief Consultant, Geriatrics and Extended Care Strategic Healthcare Group.
August 16, 2023 to April 15, 2024 Initial application is due by April 15 for all projects. State assurance of matching funds is due by August 15 to receive priority group one status.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 workdays after receipt of bid tabulations, revised budget page based on bid, and signed Memorandum of Agreement.
No application will be disapproved without the opportunity of a hearing.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Must be a State Government Agency to apply. Formula listed in 38 CRF 59 (
How may assistance be used?
Grant funds must be used for: The construction of new domiciliary or nursing home buildings or acquisition of such facilities; the expansion, remodeling, or alteration of existing buildings for the provision of domiciliary, nursing home, or hospital care in State homes, and the provision of initial equipment for any such buildings. All new domiciliary buildings must be constructed according to nursing home care standards for convertibility. Construction cost means the amount found by the Secretary to be necessary for a construction project, including architect fees, but excluding land acquisition costs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Records should be maintained for the period established by Memorandum of Agreement (7 to 20 years depending upon the amount of the grant). If any claim or audit is started before the expiration of this time period, the records shall be retained until all litigation, claims or audit findings involving the records have been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Accounts are canceled five years after appropriation expires. Appropriations received in fiscal year 1994 or later do not expire. Reimbursement payments are made to the State based on Federal share of cost incurred. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
State Home Construction Grants Program
Geriatrics and Extended Care
810 Vermont Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20420 USA
Phone: 2024616750
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$171,000,000.00; FY 23 est $150,000,000.00; FY 24 est $164,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2022 Construction of a new 120 Bed State owned and operated nursing home facility. Replacement of emergency generator in a current facility to fully power facility in event of power loss.


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