NJ VAMC Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Homeless Programs

The mission of the VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program is to partner with community agencies to promote the development and provision of supportive housing (up to 24 months) and supportive services with the goal of helping homeless Veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and obtain greater self-determination. The GPD Program is nationally funded through an initial grant and daily per diem payments. Veteran GPD residents are permitted a maximum of three lifetime admissions and may be asked to pay a program fee to partnering community agencies provided it does not exceed 30% of the Veteran’s monthly adjusted income. In addition to supportive housing and services offered by partnering community agencies, every GPD Program has a designated VA GPD Liaison who acts as the key point of contact between the community agency and the VA. With collaboration from partnering community agency case management staff, GPD Liaisons are available to assist Veteran GPD residents on an as needed basis Monday thru Friday, 7:30am – 4:00pm except for major holidays. GPD Program referrals for homeless Veterans are initiated by completing program specific GPD referral and release of information forms. These forms can be initiated by anyone and obtained from existing GPD Program staff and Liaisons. Partnering community agencies screen referrals by appointment on a rolling case-by-case basis and may maintain wait lists. Admissions are coordinated collaboratively with GPD Program partnering community agency staff, Liaison and Veteran.

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