Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem
VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program is offered annually (as funding permits) by the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Programs to fund community agencies providing services to homeless Veterans. The purpose is to promote the development and provision of supportive housing and/or supportive services with the goal of helping homeless Veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and obtain greater self-determination.Program funds go toward the provision and maintenance of transitional housing facilities and service centers for Veterans (Grant Program), as well as for the operational costs for services provided to Veterans while in transitional housing (Per Diem Program). Grant funds are awarded annually for up to 65 percent of the costs of construction, renovation, or acquisition of a building to be used as a service center or transitional housing facility for Veterans. Per Diem funds are used to offset the operational costs (including salaries) of providing transitional housing or social services for Veterans with community partners. While priority for the Per Diem Program is given to those who receive VA grant funding, nonprofit organizations can apply for Per Diem funding separately. Both of these programs enable Veterans experiencing homelessness to take a first step to stability through transitional supports, eventually moving to permanent housing and a better quality of life.
Nonprofit community organizations providing transitional housing and services are eligible to receive this funding.
Veterans experiencing homelessness are the beneficiaries of this program funding.
Grant and Per Diem funding is awarded annually depending on funding availability on a competitive basis for eligible organizations.