Grants and Funding Opportunities October 20222022-10-30T23:13:40+00:00
HUD Awards $84 Million To Help End Youth Homelessness
On October 24, 2022, Secretary Fudge announced the award of $83.7 million to 17 communities through the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP). This funding will help the awarded communities build systems to end youth homelessness through a wide range of housing programs including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes. YHDP will also support youth-centered services, housing supports, youth-focused performance measurement, and coordinated entry systems. HUD continues to work closely with youth to develop and improve YHDP, relying upon recommendations provided directly by young people who have experienced homelessness. Additionally, HUD partnered with youth with lived experience to assess the applications that were submitted for funding consideration. Their assessment helped HUD ensure that applicants understood the needs and preferences of the young people they will serve. The Department also worked closely with its federal partners to help develop the program and review applications, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. These 17 communities will join the 77 communities that were previously awarded YHDP designations across the country, a total investment of over $350 million in new grants to help youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. These 2-year grants are generally renewable annually under the Continuum of Care program, which represents an ongoing commitment to serving youth in need. For additional information, visit the YHDP page.


VA Grant and Per Diem (GPD) published two grant funding opportunities
On October 27, 2022, VA Grant and Per Diem (GPD) published two grant funding opportunities, now available for review on the GPD website:
Funding opportunity one: “Per Diem Only” (PDO) grants that fund transitional supportive housing beds and/or service centers.
  • VA anticipates awarding 350 PDO grants to support approximately 10,500 transitional housing beds and 15 service centers nationwide.
  • PDO grant applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, February 6, 2023.
Funding opportunity two: “Transition in Place” (TIP) grants that provide Veterans with apartment-style housing that allows veterans to retain the unit as their permanent housing when they complete the GPD program.
  • VA anticipates awarding approximately 40 TIP grants to support 600 TIP beds nationwide.
  • TIP grant applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, January 30, 2023.
These are new nationally competitive awards and both funding opportunities are open to any eligible entity (i.e., not just current VA GPD grantees). More information—including prerecorded technical assistance webinars and FAQs—is available at Please note the different application deadlines among the funding opportunities. The VA GPD National Program Office team highly recommends that any interested and eligible applicant begin planning and coordination with their local VA medical center points of contact as soon as possible.


SSVF Funding Opportunity
On October 27, 2022, the SSVF Program Office and the Department of Veterans Affairs announced the newest Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register. This NOFA for supportive services grants provides funding opportunities for new and existing grants nationwide.
  • Grantees will be allowed to provide up to the equivalent of 2 months’ rent to landlords as an incentive (Leases must be at least 1 year)
  • Grantees can provide up to $1000 to veteran families for move-in expenses (e.g., food, furniture, household items, etc.)
  • Internet or cable bills can now be considered as utilities as the definition for financial assistance
  • Grantees can provide Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA) to allow veterans with VASH vouchers to transition in place while waiting for inspections, not to exceed what would otherwise be paid when the voucher is used.
  • The EHA may also may be used as a prevention tool through rapid resolution and outreach.
  • Grantees can serve Veterans who have up to 80% of the AMI, up from 50%.
This NOFA is competitive, and applicants are urged to closely review the NOFA and associated training available on the SSVF website. Applications for supportive services grants under the SSVF Program must be received by the SSVF Program Office by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 10, 2023.
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