Syracuse VA Medical Center
Grant received to help prevent and end Veteran homelessness.
August 27, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Robert McLean, Syracuse VAMC
Syracuse, NY- The Syracuse VA Medical Center was recently awarded a grant to help prevent and end Veteran homelessness. The grant, referred to as Per Diem only grants are used to provide transitional housing beds and operate service centers for Veterans experiencing homelessness. These grants provide funding in the form of per diem payments to reimburse grantees for the cost of care provided to Veterans during the award period.
This grant increases the number of beds that are available for Veterans in the Medical Center area of operations from 28 to 44. The award period begins Oct. 1.
The GPD program has provided Veterans who are homeless with community-based transitional housing and supportive services since 1994. The number of Veterans experiencing homelessness in the U.S. has declined by 50% since 2010 — resulting from the GPD program and other VA efforts.
Information about the GPD program and a list of grantees is available at https://www.va.gov/homeless/gpd.asp.