Veterans State Hospital Care


To provide financial assistance to States furnishing hospital 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
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office: VA Health Administration Center
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Formula Grants.
Program Accomplishments
In FY 2007, the average daily census was 124 and is projected to be 122 in FY 2008 and 120 in FY 2009.
Public Laws 76-250, 78-202, 80-531, 81-823, 83-613, 86-625, 88-450, 90-432, 91-178, 94-417, 94-581, 96-151, 97-271, 98-160, and 100-322, 38 U.S.C. 1741-1743.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicant is any State which operates a designated facility to furnish hospital care primarily for veterans.
Beneficiary Eligibility
A veteran eligible for care in a VA facility needing hospital care and meeting one of the following conditions: (a) has a service-connected disability for which such care is being provided; (b) has a nonservice-connected disability and States under oath his inability to defray the expenses of necessary care; (c) was discharged or released from active military, naval and air service for a disability incurred or aggravated in line of duty; or (d) is in receipt of, or but for the receipt of retirement pay, would be entitled to receive disability compensation. A veteran must also meet State admission criteria.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
Letter of application from State addressed to Chief Consultant, Geriatrics and Extended Care Strategic Healthcare Group (114), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., 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.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The assistance provided is for hospital care: The provision of diagnosis and treatment for in-patients with medical, surgical, or psychiatric conditions who generally require the continuous services of a physician with attendant diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative services.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Monthly reports and quarterly statements of Federal aid claimed are filed by the State with VA field station of jurisdiction.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
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
38 U.S.C. 1741. For each veteran provided hospital care, formula payments to the State are $71.42 per diem, or one-half the cost of care, whichever is less.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
There is no length limitation; grant payments are made monthly or quarterly to the State.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV for Veterans Hospital Facilities.
Headquarters Office
Chief Consultant, Geriatrics and Extended Care Service (114), Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC 20420. Chief, State Home Per Diem Program. Telephone: (202) 461-6771.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Grants) FY 07 $6,565,000; FY 08 est $3,346,000; and FY 09 est $3,414,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$2,022 to $3,217,481. Average: $1,609,752.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
VA Manual M-1, Part I, Chapter 3, "State Veterans' Home", and Chapter 3 and M-5, Part VIII, Chapters 1 through 5.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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