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
Veterans Health Administration Center, Department of Veterans Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
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?
Any State may apply after assuring that the assisted facility will be owned by the State; and will be used primarily for veterans.
Veterans meeting VA and State admission criteria.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is not 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.
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.).
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.
April 15, 2009 August 15, 2009 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.
How are proposals selected?
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?
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
810 Vermont Avene, N.W.
Washington, DC 20420 USPhone:
(Project Grants) FY 11 Estimate Not Available FY 12 Estimate Not Available FY 13 Estimate Not Available (Project Grants) FY 13 Estimate Not Available FY 12 Estimate Not Available FY 11 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects