VA – Grant Per Diem (2020)

Applications are due on March 2, 2020 by 4 p.m. ET

This program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing and/or supportive services with the goal of helping homeless veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and obtain greater self-determination. Recipients must design supportive services, which can include legal assistance.

The VA expects to fund approximately 11,500 beds and approximately 20 service center applications with this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for applicants who will offer one (1) or a combination of the transitional housing bed models (i.e., Bridge Housing, Low Demand, Hospital-to-Housing, Clinical Treatment and Service-Intensive Transitional Housing) and for applicants who will offer service centers.

Helpful resource

  • NLADA hosted a webinar in September that provides an overview of the evidence base demonstrating how civil legal aid supports veterans and federal funding opportunities that can advance your work with veterans. We highlighted Grant Per Diem in it. Access the webinar and slides here.

Grant information

Funding Title: GPD Per Diem Only Grant Program (PDO)

Agency Name: Department of Veterans Affairs

Funding Opportunity Number: VA-GPD-PDO-FY2020

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes, there is express language for legal aid: “(a) Recipients must design supportive services. Such services must provide appropriate assistance, or aid participants in obtaining appropriate assistance, to address the needs of homeless veterans. The following are examples of supportive services: … “(8) Providing housing assistance, legal assistance, advocacy, transportation, and other services essential for achieving and maintaining independent living.” (38 CFR § 61.2)

Target Population: Homeless veterans

Expected Number of Awards: Not listed

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Estimated Total Program Funding: Not listed

Award Ceiling and Floor: Not listed

Current Closing Date for Applications: Applications are due on March 2, 2020 by 4 p.m. ET

Eligible Applicants: Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; County governments; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); City or township governments; State governments; Special district governments; Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Link to Full Announcement: Link

Contact Information: Contact Jeffery Quarles Director, GPD National Program,

Categories: Department of Veterans Affairs, Education Organizations, Express Language for Legal Aid, Government Organizations, Housing, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Public Housing Organizations, Subgrant Possibilities, Veterans

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