Veterans State Nursing Home Care

 

To provide financial assistance to States furnishing nursing home 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
Active
Program Number
64.015
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 18,087 and is projected to be 18,268 and 18,451 in FY 2008 and FY 2009 respectively.
Authorization
Public Laws 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.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicant is any State which operates a designated facility to furnish nursing home care primarily for veterans.
Beneficiary Eligibility
A veteran eligible for care in a VA facility needing nursing home 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 nursing home care; (c) was discharged or released from active military, naval and air services 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.
Credentials/Documentation
None.
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 Veteran Affairs for purposes of VA aid pursuant to Title 38 U.S.C. Section 1741.
Deadlines
None.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The assistance provided is for nursing home care: the accommodation of convalescents or other persons who are not acutely ill and not in need of hospital care or domiciliary care but who require skilled nursing care and related medical services.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Monthly reports and quarterly statements of Federal aid claims are filed by the State with VA field station of jurisdiction.
Auditing
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.
Records
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 nursing home 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 of the Catalog for Veterans Hospital Facilities.
Headquarters Office
Chief Consultant, Geriatrics and Extended Care Service(114), Department of Veteran's Affairs, Washington, DC 20420. Chief, State Home Per Diem Program. Telephone: (202) 461-6771.
Website Address
http://www.va.gov.
Financial Information
Account Identification
36-0160-0-1-703.
Obligations
(Grants) FY 07 $451,644,000; FY 08 est $501,046,000; and FY 09 est $524,739,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$267,590,to $11,448,271. Average: $5,857,931.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
VA Manual M-1, Part I, Chapter 3, "State Veterans' Homes," and M-5, Part VIII, Chapters 1 through 5.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 


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