VA Announces Availability of TIP GPD and SSVF Grants

VA Announces Availability of TIP GPD Grants
Deadline for applications is Feb. 21, 2018
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for assistance under the Per Diem Only component of VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program. This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) encourages reapplication for those applicants who seek to continue providing “Transition in Place” (TIP) grants and new applicants that will serve the homeless Veteran population through a TIP housing model to facilitate housing stabilization. Applicants may apply for a minimum of 5 beds and up to a maximum of 25 beds under this NOFA as a part of the effort to end homelessness among our nation’s veterans. This model does not support discharge planning that would have the veteran transition to Housing and Urban Development – VA Supportive Housing (HUD – VASH)
Existing nonprofit organizations recognized as section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) nonprofit organizations by the IRS, existing state and local governments, Indian Tribal Governments, and faith-based and community-based organizations that are capable of creating and providing supported transitional housing for homeless veterans are eligible under this NOFA.
VA expects to fund approximately 500 beds over a 2-year period under this NOFA. Approximately $25 million is available to support an average of 25 beds per night, per project. Funding awarded under this NOFA will be for a period of two years.
Applications must be received in the GPD Program Office, by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.
To read the full NOFA, click here.
VA Funding Available for SSVF Grants
Applications due Jan. 12, 2018
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program.
The SSVF Program’s purpose is to provide supportive services grants to private nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives, who will coordinate or provide supportive services to very low-income veteran families who: (i) are residing in permanent housing; (ii) are homeless and scheduled to become residents of permanent housing within a specified time period; or (iii) after exiting permanent housing within a specified time period, are seeking other housing that is responsive to such very low-income veteran family’s needs and preferences. SSVF prioritizes the delivery of rapid re-housing services to homeless veteran households.
The principle goal for this NOFA is to provide support to those applicants who demonstrate the greatest capacity to end homelessness among veterans or, in communities that have already met U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Federal Criteria and Benchmarks, sustain the gains made in ending homelessness among veterans. Priority will be given to grantees who can demonstrate adoption of evidence-based practices in their application.
Please note applicants are strongly encouraged to provide letters of support from their local VA Network Homeless Coordinator, their local Tribal Government where applicable, and their local Continuum of Care (CoC,) valuing and describing their contributions toward building Coordinated Entry Systems and participating in community planning efforts.  Maximum awards will be limited to 90 percent of the previous year’s award for any otherwise successful applicants who do not include an appropriate letter from the local CoC.
Applications must be received by the SSVF Program Office by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 12, 2018.
To read the full NOFA, click here.