VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program

 

To assist public and nonprofit private entities in establishing new programs and service centers to furnish supportive services and supportive housing for homeless veterans through grants that may be used to acquire, renovate or alter facilities, and to provide per diem payments, to eligible entities that provide supportive services and supportive housing for homeless veterans.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
64.024
Federal Agency/Office
Veterans Health Administration Center, Department of Veterans Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 Over its 20 plus year history there have been 15,000 transitional housing and service beds created and supported through this program; with 650 projects serving homeless veterans in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam. In FY2015, VA and its community partners served 43,971 veterans under this program with 15,507 of those veterans exiting the program with permanent housing placements.
Fiscal Year 2015 Over its 20 plus year history there have been 15,000 transitional housing and service beds created and supported through this program; with 650 projects serving homeless veterans in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam. In FY2015, VA and its community partners served 43,971 veterans under this program with 15,507 of those veterans exiting the program with permanent housing placements.
Fiscal Year 2016 Over its 20 plus year history there have been 15,000 transitional housing and service beds created and supported through this program; with 650 projects serving homeless veterans in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam. In FY2015, VA and its community partners served 43,971 veterans under this program with 15,507 of those veterans exiting the program with permanent housing placements.
Authorization
Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Service Programs Act of 1992; Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants eligible for grants include public and nonprofit private entities with the capacity to effectively administer a grant; which demonstrate that adequate financial support will be available to carry out the project; and which agree to and demonstrate capacity to meet the applicable criteria and requirements of the grant program. Applicants eligible for per diem payments include public or nonprofit private entities who are either grant recipients, or who are eligible to receive a grant.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Veterans, meaning a person who served in the active military, naval or air service, and who was discharged or released there from under conditions other than dishonorable.
Credentials/Documentation
Costs for State and local governments, Indian Tribal governments and nonprofit organizations will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 200 Subpart E - Cost Principals.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. As funds are available for the program VA will publish in the Federal Register a notice of fund availability (NOFA) soliciting applications for the grant program. The NOFA will contain; the content and form of the application with information on obtaining an application; the date, time, and place for submitting completed applications; the estimated amount and type of funding available; any priorities for or exclusions from funding, and provide information on additional documents necessary for the application.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The application content the Federal agency must use is required by 38 CFR 61, "VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program". VA will provide information to applicants on how to access a copy of the regulation in the notice of funding availability.
Award Procedure
Formal approval of the award of assistance is made by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; the program is administered by Veterans Health Administration, Homeless Programs, National Grant and Per Diem Program Office.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days. For grant applicants, from 30 to 60 work days after receipt of items in the Second Submission section of the grant application package, including documentation on acquisition, rehabilitation and new construction; match and feasibility; matching funds; supportive services; and operating budget. For recognition by VA as eligible to receive per diem payments, 30 to 60 days after formal recognition is approved, pending availability of funds.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Renewals or options for continuation of payment will be addressed by VA in the grant agreement.
How are proposals selected?
As required by 38 CFR parts 61.13, 61.14, 61.15, 61.18, 61.32, 61.40, and 61.44, applications are reviewed, rated and ranked in priority order. Selection criteria include: (a) Project Plan; (b) Outreach; (c) Ability of the applicant to develop and operate a project; (d) Need; (e) Completion Confidence; and (f) Coordination with other programs.
How may assistance be used?
The Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Service Programs Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-590) established the VA ┬ĚHomeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program with permanent authority being given by Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-461). The Program allows VA to assist public or non-profit private entities with partial funding for "bricks and mortar" to create supportive housing or services centers or to purchase vans for outreach and transportation. In addition VA is also authorized fund operating expenses minus other sources of income for these facilities through per diem payments.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Grantee reports as required in accordance with 38 CFR 61.80.
Auditing
Audits are performed in accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200.501 Audit requirements
Records
Three categories of records should be maintained by VA and the contractor: (a) contractor fiscal records; (b) contractor treatment records; and (c) VA record summaries of treatment provided. Contractor fiscal records should be maintained by the contractor as outlined in 2 CFR 200, Subpart D--Post Federal Award Requirements, of Part 200. Contractor treatment records should be maintained by the contractor for a period of three years after the date of last patient activity before being disposed of by the contractor. Contractor summaries and related records will be maintained by the appropriate VA health care facility until three years after the last episode of care, then they will be filed with VA's Consolidated Health Records for each veteran patient. Consolidated Health Records are retained by the VA facility for 75 years from the last episode of care. VA should retain their records as guided by Records Control Schedule 10-1.
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
For the grant program, appropriation expires at the end of each fiscal year. Length of time limitations for the per diem programs are not established, however, per diem is contingent on availability of VA program funds. Reimbursement payments are made to the recipient based on the Federal share of costs incurred. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Not applicable
Headquarters Office
Jeffery L. Quarles
Director, VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
VA National GPD Program Office
10770 N. 46th Street, Suite C-200
Tampa, FL 33617

Tampa, FL 33617 US
Phone: 1-877-322-0334
Website Address
http://www.va.gov/homeless/GPD.asp
Financial Information
Account Identification
36-0160-0-1-703
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 16 est $171,094,000.00; FY 15$214,990,000.00; FY 17 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Capital grants have ranged from $12,610 to $1,000,000 for with an average award of $250,000.00. Per Diem is a based on the operational costs and income of each project per the requirements of 38 CFR 61.33. To receive per diem the bed must be occupied. The maximum per diem is $43.32; the average per diem is $31.45 with the average number of beds per project at 22. With an eighty-five per cent occupancy rate the result is an average per diem of approximately $588.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations 61.0 -61.82, VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 


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