GPD Program Special Need Grant

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces the opportunity of funds in the amount of approximately $5 million per year for up to 2 years under the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) special need grant program.

The special need grants enable the GPD program within VA’s Homeless Programs


Office to offer financial assistance through a 2-year renewal grant to the 16 currently operational GPD special need grantees to defray the cost of facilitating transitional housing and supportive services for eligible Veterans.

Funding offered under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) responds to the need to reach Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and who are in one of the special need populations (i.e., chronically mentally ill, frail elderly, individuals who care for minor dependents, terminally ill, or women).

This renewal funding will provide assistance to offset operational costs including costs that would not otherwise be incurred, but for the fact that the recipient is providing supportive housing beds in private rooms with private bathrooms for a homeless Veteran population with special needs.

This Notice contains information concerning the GPD program, the application process, and amount of funding available.

Awards made for program services grants will fund operations beginning on or around October 1, 202 4. DATES:
Applications for grants must be received by 4:00 p.m.

Eastern Time on April 15, 202 4. In the interest of fairness to all competing applicants, this deadline is firm as to date and hour.

VA will treat as ineligible for consideration any application that is received after the deadline.

Applicants should take this practice into account and submit their materials early to avoid risk of loss of eligibility, unanticipated delays, computer service outages, or other submission-related problems.

Copies of the application materials can be downloaded from the program website at

Applicants must submit applications electronically following instructions found at

Applications may not be emailed, mailed, or sent by facsimile (fax).

Applications must arrive 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 this NOFO when completing the online application.

NOFO content provides supplementary guidance for completing the online application.
Related Programs

VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program

Department of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs

Office: Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program

Estimated Funding: $5,000,000

Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
VA Grant and Per Diem Program Website

Additional Information of Eligibility:
To be eligible, an applicant must be one of the 16 currently active GPD special need grantees.

Eligible GPD special need grantees were awarded a grant based on the Notice of Funding Opportunity published on March 4, 2021 (VA-GPD-SN-FY2021) and remain in active status.

A list of active GPD special need grantees is available on the GPD website:​homeless/​gpd.asp.

No other entities are eligible to apply.

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