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GRANT PROGRAMS

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State Home Grant Program

History
The State Home Program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the States to construct nursing home, domiciliary, and/or adult day health care facilities. The program is authorized in Title 38 United States Code (USC) Section 8131-8137 and regulated in Title 38 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 59. VA may participate in up to 65 percent of the cost of construction or acquisition of State nursing homes or domiciliaries or for renovations to existing State Homes. A State Home is owned and operated by the State. VA assures Congress that State Homes provide quality care through inspections, audits, and reconciliation of records conducted by the State Home program managers and the VA medical center of jurisdiction. Under a separate program, VA also provides per diem payments to States for the care of eligible veterans in State Homes.

Program
The Office of Construction & Facilities Management (CFM) provides technical assistance to VA's State Home Grant Program. CFM helps review state grant applications for feasibility and funding participation. CFM also assures quality control for the program by monitoring the design process and providing construction inspection services of the completed facilities, if needed.

Results
Today there are 133 State Veterans Homes in 50 states and Puerto Rico with over 30,000 total beds.

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Contact
Program Manager
Elizabeth Yo, R.A.
Facilities Standards Service (003C2B)
Office of Construction & Facilities Management
425 I Street, NW 6W505G
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-632-5924
Fax:     202-632-5833
Elizabeth.Yo@va.gov


Homeless Grant Program

History
VA is the only Federal agency that provides substantial hands-on assistance directly to homeless Veterans.  VA survey data indicates that 22% of all Veterans hospitalized in VA acute care and domiciliary beds were homeless at the time of admission.  Rates of homelessness varied from a high of 51% in substance abuse treatment programs, to 49% in domiciliary care programs, 26% in general psychiatry programs, and 6% in medical-surgical programs.  Of homeless Veterans identified in the survey, almost half (4,582 or 45%) were doubled up temporarily with family members or friends.

Program
The Office of Construction & Facilities Management (CFM) provides technical support to the VA’s Homeless Program by assisting in facility design and construction.  CFM’s Facilities Standards Service works as a program consultant to VA's Homeless Grant and Per Diem Program.  CFM assures quality control by reviewing the grants for feasibility and compliance with Federal, State, and local mandated requirements: Fire/Safety, Accessibility, Environmental Compliance and Historic Preservation.  In addition, CFM provides inspection services and feedback to improve the delivery process.

Results
Since the start of the Homeless Grant Program in 1994, CFM has participated in the development of over 500 projects that provide 12,000 community based beds for homeless Veterans.

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Contact
Program Manager
Elizabeth Yo, R.A.
Facilities Standards Service (003C2B)
Office of Construction & Facilities Management
425 I Street, NW 6W505G
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-632-5924
Fax:     202-632-5833
Elizabeth.Yo@va.gov