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Notice of Funding Availability: GPD Grant Applications Due May 20

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds to eligible entities to provide time-limited case management services to improve the retention of housing by Veterans who were previously homeless and are transitioning to permanent housing from programs such as VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program or VA’s Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Contracted Residential Services (CRS) Program.

The funding priorities for this NOFA are:
1. VA will place in the first funding priority those applications from operational GPD-funded organizations that have provided a written commitment to give up per diem or special need funding and convert their transitional housing to permanent housing. In order to obtain this priority, organizations must provide documentation showing that their permanent housing meets the housing quality standards established under section 8(o)(8)(B) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(o)(8)(B)). Applicants wishing to be considered under funding Priority 1 must submit with their application a signed letter on agency letterhead noting that, if selected for funding, the agency withdraws from their currently operational GPD project. This letter of commitment must be provided as an attachment to the case management grant application. Applications will then be ranked within the funding priority.
2. VA will place in the second funding priority those applications from organizations that demonstrate a capability to provide case management services, particularly organizations that are successfully providing transitional housing services using grants provided by VA under 38 U.S.C. 2012 and 2061. Applications will then be ranked within the funding priority.
3. VA will place in the third funding priority those applications from other organizations without a GPD grant that seek to provide time limited case management to formerly homeless Veterans who have exited VA transitional housing or other VA homeless residential treatment services to permanent housing. Applications will then be ranked within the funding priority.

The Federal Register notice of funding availability, application materials, and an online training that describes the NOFA contents and application process may be found at https://www.va.gov/homeless/gpd.asp.
Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. ET on May 20, 2019.


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