VA to Award $116.4M in GPD Grants
Starting September 30, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will begin awarding $116.4 million in grants through the Grant and Per Diem program (GPD).
The GPD funding will go to more than 200 community organizations that provide transitional housing and supportive services for veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
It will be distributed in three different types of grants:
- Capital Grants: These can be used to build or renovate facilities. The improvements must result in less congregate and more individual unit-style housing. VA will award 60 capital grants totaling $64.2 million to provide 1,439 new beds over the next 18 to 24 months.
- Case Management Grants: These can be used to support case managers. VA will award 121 case management grants totaling $28.4 million to support almost 155 case managers over two years.
- Special Need Grants: These provide funding for community organizations that help veterans experiencing homelessness with special needs, such as women veterans, those with chronic mental illnesses, and those who care for minor dependents. VA will awared 26 special need grants totaling $23.75 million for 217 beds over three years.
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