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VA Approves $8.8 Million in Grants to Provide Transportation and Renovated Housing for Homeless Veterans

November 12, 2013 Printable Version   Need Viewer Software? WASHINGTON—The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved $8.8 million in grants to fund 164 projects in 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to rehabilitate currently operational transitional housing projects and acquire vans to facilitate the transportation needs of homeless Veterans.  “President Obama has made eliminating Veterans’ homelessness a national priority,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.  “We want every Veteran who faces homelessness to know that VA is here to help.  The Grant and Per Diem Program provides significant assistance to those who need it.” The grants awarded through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program are for currently operational grantees, who will use this funding to rehabilitate their current project locations to enhance safety, security and privacy for the homeless Veterans they serve.  Additionally, funding for these organizations to acquire va

Secretary Shinseki Announces an Additional $4.9 Million to Help Eliminate Veterans Homelessness

November 12, 2013 Printable Version   Need Viewer Software? WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that 25 projects in 11 different states will share approximately $4.9 million in grants to provide enhanced services for homeless Veterans this year.  This is in addition to the approximately $300 million in preventive grants  awarded earlier this year  through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. “Our local partners have played a vital role in our effort to find, engage, and rescue every homeless Veteran,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.  “Until no Veteran has to sleep on our Nation’s streets, we still have work to do.” As a key component of VA’s plan to eliminate homelessness among Veterans, VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program funds  community agencies that provide services to homeless Veterans.  The program promotes the development and provision of supportive housing and services with the