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Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program Jeffery L. Quarles MRC, LICDC Clinical Manager Grant and Per Diem Program.

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1 Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program Jeffery L. Quarles MRC, LICDC Clinical Manager Grant and Per Diem Program

2 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.

3 Background  Goal of funded projects Achieve residential stability Increase skill level and/or income Achieve greater self determination

4 Background  Grant opportunities are offered annually (as funding permits).  FY Operational Programs with almost 8,000 beds; Over 16,000 admissions (NEPEC, 2006).

5 Legislative Intent  Encourage New and Innovative Programs  Encourage Collaboration  Respect Community Providers’ Expertise  Encourage Non- Duplication of Resources  Encourage Rural and Urban Initiatives

6 Funding Opportunities -Grants  Creating new facilities or new components of existing ones… Up to 65% of costs…  Acquisition  Construction  Renovation

7 Funding Opportunities- Per Diem  Per Diem may be funded for operational costs; Supportive Housing Service Centers  Supportive housing rent may be charged.

8 Application Process  Contact local Homeless Coordinator  Announce NOFA  Send Applications  Threshold Review  Panel Review  Second Submission  Announce Award

9 Special Initiatives  Special Needs Grants Authorized by P.L ; 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)

10 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

11 Additional Information  VHA Homeless Webpage  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

12 Contact information  GPD Office Roger Casey Guy Liedke Chelsea Watson Bob Gegan Jeff Quarles Sue Sigwart  Toll Free


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