The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funding for new grants under the Per Diem Only (PDO) grant component of the VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program in an effort to reduce homelessness among Veterans.
Applications for assistance
are being accepted from eligible entities to provide per diem payments for facilitating housing stabilization for Veterans experiencing homelessness.
Funding will support PDO transitional supportive housing bed models and service centers.
These PDO service models are designed to meet different Veteran populations at various stages as they move to stable housing.
VA anticipates that the grants will be for a period of 3 years starting in fiscal year (FY) 2024 on October 1, 2023 and ending September 30, 202 6. VA anticipates awarding approximately 10,500 transitional supportive housing beds and 15 service centers nationwide.
Applications will be accepted either for transitional supportive housing beds or for a service center.
Applications for transitional supportive housing may include one or a combination of bed models (i.e., Bridge Housing, Clinical Treatment, Hospital to Housing, Low Demand and/or Service Intensive Transitional Housing).
Each application for transitional supportive housing beds must include a minimum of one housing model per application and a minimum of five beds per housing model.
Applications may not request both transitional supportive housing beds and a service center within the same application.
Applications for grants must be received by the GPD National Program Office no later than 4:00 p.m.
Eastern Time on Monday, February 6, 202 3. In the interest of fairness to all, this deadline is firm as to date and hour.
VA will treat any application received after the deadline as ineligible.
Applicants should take this practice into account and submit their materials early to avoid the risk of unanticipated delays, computer service outages or other submission-related problems that might result in ineligibility.
Instructions for accessing the application are available at https://www.va.gov/homeless/gpd.asp.
The required documentation for applications is outlined under the Content and Form of Application section of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
Standard forms, which must be included as part of a complete application package, may be downloaded directly from VA’s GPD National Program Website at https://www.va.gov/homeless/gpd.asp.
Questions may be referred to the GPD National Program Office at GPDGrants@va.gov.
For detailed GPD program information and requirements, see 38 C.F.R.
part 6 1. APPLICATION SUBMISSION:
Applications must be submitted by following instructions at https://www.va.gov/homeless/gpd.asp.
Applications may not be submitted any other way.
Applications must be submitted as a complete package.
Materials arriving separately will not be included in the application package for consideration and may result in the application being rejected or not funded.
Applicants are advised to refer to the NOFO when completing the online application.
NOFO content provides supplementary guidance for completing the online application.
Information regarding how to obtain technical assistance with the preparation of a grant application is available on the GPD National Program Website at https://www.va.gov/homeless/gpd.asp.
Applicants are encouraged to review the full NOFO in Grants.gov under the Related Documents tab, as well as the technical assistance materials on the GPD National Program Website.