VA Announces $4 Million in GPD Special Needs Renewal Funding to Help Homeless Vets

VA Announces $4 Million in GPD Special Needs Renewal Funding to Help Homeless Vets
Grants awarded to 21 community agencies serving homeless veterans with special needs
WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced the award of $4 million in renewal funding offered through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to 21 community agencies that currently provide enhanced services for homeless veterans with special needs.
"These important grant renewals will allow community agencies to continue to provide critical transitional housing services where they are needed," said VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald. "As a key component of the VA's plan to significantly reduce homelessness among veterans, the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Special Need grants will provide funding to community agencies that provide services to homeless veterans. 

The program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing and services with the goal of helping homeless veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and income, and obtain greater self-determination. Specifically, GPD Special Need grant funding will assist with additional operational costs that would not otherwise be incurred but for the fact that the recipient is providing transitional housing and services for the GPD "Special Need" populations, including women, chronically mentally ill, frail elderly, terminally ill, and individuals who have the care of minor dependents.  

More information about VA's homeless programs is available at Community organizations seeking details and/or more information may visit VA's National Grant and Per Diem Program website
For the latest news, resources and grant information, visit our website at
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
333 1/2 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-546-1969 or toll-free 1-800-VET-HELP

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Upcoming Webinar: FY 2015 CoC Program Competition - Strategies for Success

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness - No on should experience homelessness. No one should be without a safe, stable place to call home.

Join Us for an Upcoming Webinar!
HUD FY 2015 Continuum of Care Program Competition: Strategies for Success
Tuesday, September 29, 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST

USICH will host a webinar for communities on strategies for success in responding to HUD's Notice of Funding Availability for the FY 2015 Continuum of Care Program Competition

The NOFA establishes policy priorities aimed at accelerating progress on Opening Doors. It also includes important changes, including the opportunity to apply for a permanent housing bonus and expanded reallocation opportunities that provide CoCs the opportunity to apply for SSO projects specifically for operating coordinated entry systems. The CoC competition uses a different tiering and selection process than in past years, making the process much more competitive and increasing the importance of effectively ranking projects. 

Participate in our webinar to learn more about the important changes in the FY 2015 Competition and how it support the goals of Opening Doors. 
  • Lindsay Knotts, Policy Advisor, USICH
  • Peter Nicewicz, Management and Program Analyst, USICH

Registration is required to attend this webinar. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a URL link and audio instructions (computer or dial-in) for accessing the webinar during the scheduled time.

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