APPLICATIONS DUE: April 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time
Description: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for assistance under the Per Diem Only (PDO) component of VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program. This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is for those current ‘‘Transition in Place’’ (TIP) grantees who seek to renew their 2012 TIP PDO grants.
Funding Title: VA – Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program – Per Diem Only Component – FY 2015
Agency Name: Department of Veterans Affairs
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes. Per Diem Only (PDO) applicants must include “Documentation on supportive services committed to the project” (38 CFR 61.31(b)(3)), and one of the examples of supportive services is “Providing housing assistance, legal assistance, advocacy, transportation, and other services essential for achieving and maintaining independent living.” (38 CFR 61.2(a)(8)).
Target Population: Homeless Veterans
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
How to Apply:
Application and Submission Information: An application package is not needed for this NOFA. Applicants submitting a letter requesting reapplication on their agency’s letterhead agree to VA using their previously awarded FY 2012 TIP PDO application for scoring purposes.
Content and Form of Application: Applicants must submit a letter requesting re-application on their agency’s letterhead. Failure to submit a re-application letter will result in the agency not being considered for renewal funding.
Applicants who are conditionally selected will be notified of any additional information needed to confirm or clarify information provided in the application. Applicants will then be notified of the deadline to submit such information. If an applicant is unable to meet any conditions for grant award within the specified time frame, VA reserves the right to not award funds and to use the funds available for other grant and per diem applicants.
Current Closing Date for Applications: April 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time
Estimated Total Program Funding: $25,000,000
Award Ceiling: $1,200.000
Award Floor: None
Eligible Applicants: Existing fiscal year (FY) 2012 TIP PDO grantees are eligible to apply for renewal funding under this NOFA.
Priority Consideration: None
Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds: Funding Restrictions: Applicants may not receive assistance to replace funds provided by any State or local government to assist homeless persons. Agencies may not increase the number of beds awarded as stated in their FY 2012 grant application.
Current/Past Funding Recipients: 2012
Link to Full Announcement: http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/docs/GPD/2015-00715.pdf
Contact Information: Mr. Jeffery Quarles, Director, VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program, Department of Veterans Affairs, 10770 North 46th Street, Suite C–200, Tampa, FL 33617; (toll-free) (877) 332–0334.