GPD Per Diem Only Grant Program (TIP)
SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funding for new grants under the Transition in Place (TIP) grant component of the VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program in an effort to reduce homelessness among Veterans. Applications for assistance are being accepted from eligible entities to provide per diem payments for the TIP transitional housing model to facilitate housing stabilization for Veterans experiencing homelessness. The TIP housing model offers Veteran residents housing in which supportive services transition out of the residence over time, rather than the resident. This allows the Veteran to remain in the unit instead of being forced to find other housing while stabilizing. VA anticipates that the grants will be for a period of 3 years starting in fiscal year (FY) 2024 on October 1, 2023 and ending September 30, 2026. VA anticipates awarding approximately 600 TIP beds nationwide. Applications must include a minimum of 5 TIP beds and up to a maximum of 20 TIP beds, per VA medical facility catchment area, per each applicant’s employer identification number (EIN). DATES: Applications for grants must be received by the GPD National Program Office no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, January 30, 2023. In the interest of fairness to all, this deadline is firm as to date and hour. VA will treat any application received after the deadline as ineligible. Applicants should take this practice into account and submit their materials early to avoid the risk of unanticipated delays, computer service outages or other submission-related problems that might result in ineligibility. ADDRESSES: Instructions for accessing the application are available at https://www.va.gov/homeless/gpd.asp. The required documentation for applications is outlined under the Content and Form of Application section of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Standard forms, which must be included as part of a complete application package, may be downloaded directly from VA’s GPD National Program Website at https://www.va.gov/homeless/gpd.asp. Questions may be referred to the GPD National Program Office at GPDGrants@va.gov. For detailed GPD program information and requirements, see 38 C.F.R. part 61. APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Applications must be submitted by following instructions at https://www.va.gov/homeless/gpd.asp. Applications may not be submitted any other way. Applications must be submitted as a complete package. Materials arriving separately will not be included in the application package for consideration and may result in the application being rejected or not funded. Applicants are advised to refer to the NOFO when completing the online application. NOFO content provides supplementary guidance for completing the online application. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: Information regarding how to obtain technical assistance with the preparation of a grant application is available on the GPD National Program Website at https://www.va.gov/homeless/gpd.asp. Applicants are encouraged to review the full NOFO in Grants.gov under the Related Documents tab, as well as the technical assistance materials on the GPD National Program Website.