VA Issues NOFA for Grant and Per Diem Capital Grants

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of funds for applications for assistance under the Capital Grant component of VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program. The notice contains information concerning the program, funding priorities, application process, and amount of funding available.

The notice announces the availability of capital funds for assistance under VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program for eligible entities to:

(1) Expand existing transitional housing projects; or
(2) develop new transitional housing programs. Supportive service centers will only be considered under funding priority

Funding applied for under the capital grant component may be used for:

(1) Remodeling or alteration of existing buildings;
(2) acquisition of buildings;
(3) acquisition and rehabilitation of buildings;
(4) new construction; and
(5) acquisition of vans (in connection with a new or existing Grant and Per Diem Grant project) for outreach and transportation for homeless veterans.

An original completed and collated capital grant application (plus three completed collated copies) for assistance under the VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program must be received in the Grant and Per Diem Field Office, by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on June 28, 2007. Applications may not be sent by facsimile (FAX). In the interest of fairness to all competing applicants, this deadline is firm as to date and hour, and VA will treat as ineligible for consideration any application that is received after the deadline. Applicants should take this practice into account and make early submission of their material to avoid any risk of loss of eligibility brought about by unanticipated delays or other delivery-related problems.

For a Copy of the Application Package: Download directly from VA’s Grant and Per Diem Program Web page. Questions should be referred to the Grant and Per Diem Program at (toll-free) 1-877-332-0334. For a document relating to the VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program, see the final rule published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2003.

Of the $14 million expected to be awarded, approximately $1.5 million will be dedicated to programs providing for women veterans and those with dependent children, and $2.5 million will be targeted to programs in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Applicants are urged to read the NOFA carefully and be sure to comply with all guidelines and program requirements.