New GPD Funding Offers Opportunity to Re-Design Homeless Veterans Homelessness Programs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a first-time Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to end veterans homelessness. On Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., the National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) is hosting a webinar.
The Alliance will walk participants through the NOFA and opportunities within the programs, Continuums of Care (CoCs) and VA partners.
The NOFA requires:
- That all GPD providers re-apply for funding,
- Allows for GPD programs to substantially re-design their programs.
It also provides unprecedented opportunities for better integration between GPD Programs and CoCs.
This webinar will present an overview of the GPD NOFA. The NOFA reflects the transformation of the GPD Program to better reflect the needs and resources of communities working towards an effective end towards veteran homelessness.
The NOFA re-focuses GPD programs and resources to better serve the homeless Veteran population. This re-focus calls to lower barriers and use a combination of housing and service models, such as bridge housing, to better serve the needs of veterans in the community.
The webinar will be recorded.
Webinars Speakers will include.
- Cynthia Nagendra, Director, Center for Capacity Building, NAEH
- Jeff Quarles, Director, Grant and Per Diem National Program Office