Veterans State Domiciliary Care


To provide financial assistance to States furnishing domiciliary care to eligible veterans in State Veterans' Homes which meet the standards prescribed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Act of August 27, 1888, as amended, Public Laws 66- 126, 76-250, 78-202, 80-531, 81-823, 83-613, 86-625, 88-450, 90-432, 93- 82, 94-417, 94-581, 96-151, 97-251, 98-160, and 100-322, 38 U.S.C. 1741- 1743.
38 CFR 51. 83 FR 61271, Nov. 28, 2018
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicant is any State which operates a designated facility to furnish domiciliary care primarily for veterans. The definition "State" means each of the several States and each Indian tribe (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304)).
Beneficiary Eligibility
The veteran as defined in 38 U.S.C 101 and is not barred from receiving care based on his or her service (see 38 U.S.C. 5303, 5303A), is not barred from receiving VA pension, compensation or dependency and indemnity compensation based on the character of a discharge from military service (see 38 C.F.R 3.12), and the veteran is: A veteran whose annual income does not exceed the maximum annual rate of pension payable to a veteran in need of regular aid and attendance; or A veteran who VA determines has no adequate means of support. Veteran must be able to perform the following:(1) Daily ablutions, such as brushing teeth, bathing, combing hair, and body eliminations, without assistance. (2) Dress himself or herself with a minimum of assistance. (3) Proceed to and return from the dining hall without aid. (4) Feed himself or herself. (5) Secure medical attention on an ambulatory basis or by use of a personally propelled wheelchair. (6) Have voluntary control over body eliminations or have control by use of an appropriate prosthesis. (7) Participate in some measure, however slight, in work assignments that support the maintenance and operation of the State home. (8) Make rational and competent decisions as to his or her desire to remain in or leave the State home.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Letter of application from State addressed to Chief Consultant, Geriatrics and Extended Care, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20420.
Award Procedure
Recognition by Secretary of Veterans Affairs for purposes of VA aid pursuant to Title 38 U.S.C. Section 1741.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The assistance provided is for domiciliary care; The provision of shelter, sustenance, and incidental medical care on an ambulatory self-care basis to assist eligible veterans, disabled by age or illness to attain physical, mental, and social well-being through rehabilitative programs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Cost records on which quarterly statements are based and attendance records to support report for days of care provided to veteran.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title Title 38 Chapter 1 Part 51 Subpart C § 51.40 Basic per diem rates.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
There is no length limitation; grant payments are made monthly to the State. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for Veterans Hospital Facilities.
Headquarters Office
State Home Per Diem Program
Geriatrics and Extended Care Service
Washington, DC 20420 USA
Phone: (202) 461-6750
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 22$43,437,146.00; FY 23 est $49,095,000.00; FY 24 est $55,402,000.00; FY 19$38,941,425.00; FY 20 est $47,198,997.00; FY 21 est $48,284,574.00; FY 07$45,034,000.00; FY 08 est $49,339,000.00; FY 09 est $51,190,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
38 C.F.R 51; 38 U.S.C 1741-1745
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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