Nov. 1, 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of per diem funds to eligible entities to provide transitional housing beds under VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program models. VA expects to fund 1,500 beds with this NOFA for applicants who will use one or a combination of the following housing models: Bridge Housing, Low Demand, Hospital-to-Housing, Clinical Treatment, and Service-Intensive Transitional Housing and Service Centers. This NOFA is not limited to those who have provided GPD services in the past.

A minimum of five transitional housing beds and no more than 40 beds per model, per medical center, per each applicant’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) will be allowed under this NOFA.  Applicants applying for more than one model at the same VAMC should take into account that VA will only award up to two applications per medical center, per applicant EIN. Funding awarded under this NOFA will be for a period of 1 year with a 1-year option for renewal, beginning on Oct. 1, 2018, and ending on Sept. 30, 2019.

VA has established geographic funding priorities based on a gap analysis of existing and anticipated VA transitional housing needs within Continuums of Care (COC) nationwide. Applicants must identify and link their application to a specific COC. VA will then place that application into the correct funding priority. The funding priorities are determined by geographic area, not model. Applicants who fail to identify a COC will be placed in the last funding priority.

Applications are due Feb. 28, 2018 no later than 4 p.m. EST. To view the full NOFA, click here.