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VA to Award $5 Million in Grants to Aid Veterans with Special Needs Who Are Experiencing Homelessness

June 27, 2014

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that it is renewing $5 million in funding available to 25 organizations in 11 states that provide transitional housing and supportive services to Veterans with special needs who are experiencing homelessness. Grant and Per Diem Program (GPD) Special Need Grants allow organizations to continue providing housing and services to Veterans experiencing homelessness, including women, frail elderly, terminally ill, chronically mentally ill and individuals who care for minor dependents.

 “We will continue our work until no Veteran has to sleep on the streets,” said Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson. “We have made significant progress toward our goal to end Veterans’ homelessness.  That progress would not have occurred without the important work of GPD Special Need grantees and other local partners.” 

 VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program provides funds to community agencies that provide services to Veterans experiencing.  The program promotes the development and provision of 

The Notice of Funding Availability for the GPD Special Need is available at The deadline for submitting proposals will be July 16, 2014.