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VA Announces $10.3 Million in GPD

  • Thursday, October 06, 2011 12:16
    Message # 716706

    VA Announces $10.3 Million in GPD Special Needs Grants
    Funds 26 projects serving veterans who are mentally ill, women with families, or terminally ill

    WASHINGTON – Eleven states will share more than $10.3 million in grants to community groups to provide enhanced services for homeless veterans this year. This is in addition to the $59.5 million in preventive grants awarded earlier this year.

    “Homelessness is a national issue that will be solved at the local level,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “VA is proud to partner with the community organizations that share our dedication to serving those who served this nation. They are pulling veterans out of homelessness and setting them on the path to independence.”

    As a key component of VA’s plan to eliminate homelessness among veterans, VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program provides grants and per diem payments to help public and nonprofit organizations establish and operate supportive housing and service centers for homeless veterans. As a result of this funding, provided through a program known as VA Special Need Grants for Homeless Veterans Service Providers, 26 projects will receive approximately $10.3 million to continue providing enhanced services for homeless veterans who are seriously mentally ill. The grants will also greatly benefit homeless women veterans, including women with children, elderly women, or those who may be terminally ill.

    For more information, visit VA’s website for the National Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Office by
    clicking here. Additionally, VA has a National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838).

               Recipients of VA Special Need Grants for Homeless Veterans Service Providers 

    State

    City

    Recipients

    Special Need Population

    Amount

    AR

    Little Rock

    St. Francis House, Inc.

    Chronically mentally ill

    $367,500 

    CA

    Los Angeles

    Salvation Army, a California Corporation

    Women, including women who have care of minor dependents

    $325,500 

     

    San Francisco

    Swords to Plowshares

    Chronically mentally ill

    $682,499 

     

    San Francisco

    Swords to Plowshares

    Frail elderly

    $331,638 

     

    Los Angeles

    The Salvation Army

    Chronically mentally ill

    $300,337 

     

    Long Beach

    United States Veterans Initiative, Inc.

    Women, including women who have care of minor dependents

    $252,138 

     

    Sacramento

    Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc.

    Women, including women who have care of minor dependents

    $321,454 

     

    Sacramento

    Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc.

    Chronically mentally ill

    $436,106 

     

    San Diego

    Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

    Women, including women who have care of minor dependents

    $300,615 

     

    San Diego

    Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

    Chronically mentally ill

    $550,200 

     

    Los Angeles

    Volunteers of America Los Angeles

    Frail elderly

    $524,941 

    CO

    Denver

    Catholic Charities and Community Services Denver

    Chronically mentally ill

    $629,207 

    FL

    Cocoa

    Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc.

    Chronically mentally ill

    $365,492 

    IN

    Indianapolis

    HVAF of Indiana, Inc.

    Chronically mentally ill

    $498,750 

    MA

    Leeds

    United Veterans of America, Inc.

    Chronically mentally ill

    $520,597 

     

    Leeds

    United Veterans of America, Inc.

    Women, including women who have care of minor dependents

    $206,126 

     

    Boston

    Vietnam Veterans Workshop, Inc.

    Frail elderly

    $308,452 

     

    Boston

    Vietnam Veterans Workshop, Inc.

    Chronically mentally ill

    $452,686 

    MD

    Hagerstown

    Way Station, Inc.

    Chronically mentally ill

    $481,768 

    NY

    Bay Shore

    United Veterans Beacon House, Inc.

    Frail elderly

    $250,950 

    OH

    Cleveland

    Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.

    Chronically mentally ill

    $498,750 

     

    Columbus

    Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.

    Chronically mentally ill

    $420,000 

     

    Cleveland

    West Side Catholic Center

    Women, including women who have care of minor dependents

    $105,000 

    TX

    El Paso

    Opportunity Center for the Homeless

    Chronically mentally ill

    $261,872 

     

    Houston

    United States Veterans Initiative, Inc.

    Chronically mentally ill

    $420,000 

    UT

    Salt Lake City

    First Step House, Inc.

    Chronically mentally ill

    $479,267

     

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