VA to provide $30 million in grants to prevent, end veteran homelessness

VA to provide $30 million in grants to prevent, end veteran homelessness

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that it will award $30 million in grants to organizations that help formerly homeless veterans maintain housing and independent stability. The funding supports VA’s initiative to prevent and end veteran homelessness.

The grants will provide organizations the ability to hire case managers that help veterans search for, obtain and successfully transition to permanent housing; overcome challenges and barriers to maintaining permanent housing; connect with services to address issues such as poor credit history, late rent and legal issues; and more.

According to the release, VA anticipates awarding 100 Case Management Grants for up to $300,000 each to support approximately 150 case manager positions nationwide. Awards granted will fund two years of operations, starting Oct. 1, 2023, and ending Sept. 30, 2025. The funds are available through VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program.

Organizations eligible for a Case Management Grant are described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. Grant applications must be received by the GPD Program Office by 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 4, 2023. Learn more about GPD or email  

“For many veterans experiencing homelessness, moving into permanent housing is the first step toward the stability and independence they deserve,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough in the release. “But our work doesn’t stop there — these case managers help ensure that once Veterans become housed, they get the resources they need to stay housed.”

The release states that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness has fallen by 11% since early 2020 and 55.3% since 2010; and in 2022, VA placed more than 40,000 homeless veterans into permanent housing — exceeding its goal by more than 6%.

If you are a veteran or know a veteran who is experiencing homelessness or at risk for homelessness, call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 877-4AID-VET (877-424-3838). Or visit the VA Homeless Programs website to learn about housing initiatives and other programs for veterans exiting homelessness.