Presentation on theme: "Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program Jeffery L. Quarles MRC, LICDC Clinical Manager Grant and Per Diem Program."— Presentation transcript:
Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program Jeffery L. Quarles MRC, LICDC Clinical Manager Grant and Per Diem Program
Background Purpose to promote the development of Supportive Housing/and or Supportive Services to homeless veterans. Partnerships with Non-profits or local government organizations. Supported housing (up to 24 months) or Service Centers.
Background Goal of funded projects Achieve residential stability Increase skill level and/or income Achieve greater self determination
Background Grant opportunities are offered annually (as funding permits). FY 05- 290 Operational Programs with almost 8,000 beds; Over 16,000 admissions (NEPEC, 2006).
Legislative Intent Encourage New and Innovative Programs Encourage Collaboration Respect Community Providers’ Expertise Encourage Non- Duplication of Resources Encourage Rural and Urban Initiatives
Funding Opportunities -Grants Creating new facilities or new components of existing ones… Up to 65% of costs… Acquisition Construction Renovation
Funding Opportunities- Per Diem Per Diem may be funded for operational costs; Supportive Housing Service Centers Supportive housing rent may be charged.
Application Process Contact local Homeless Coordinator Announce NOFA Send Applications Threshold Review Panel Review Second Submission Announce Award
Special Initiatives Special Needs Grants Authorized by P.L. 107-95; to provide funding to assist both non-profit organizations and VA medical Centers address the needs of special populations of homeless veterans: (3 year funding)
Special Needs Grants Chronically mentally Ill 16 programs: $10,705,026 with 305 beds Women, including Women with children 8 programs: $2,739,838 with 112 beds Frail Elderly 3 programs: $1,523,004 with 51 beds Terminally Ill 2 programs: $709,523 with 17 beds
Additional Information VHA Homeless Webpage http://www1.va.gov/homeless/ Web page has links to info on VA Homeless Programs Homeless Programs and Initiatives Grant and Per Diem Program info VA Homeless Coordinators by State
Contact information GPD Office Roger Casey Guy Liedke Chelsea Watson Bob Gegan Jeff Quarles Sue Sigwart Toll Free 877-332-0334