U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough today announced the availability of $10.4 million through the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program (VHRMP) for the rehabilitation of the homes of Veterans with low-incomes and disabilities.
“Those who have served and sacrificed in defense of our country deserve to live with dignity and respect in safe, quality housing,” said Secretary Fudge. “With this funding, Veterans with low-incomes and disabilities will receive home modifications and improvements to make their living environments better suited to their needs and independent living.”
“Every Veteran deserves a good, safe home in the country they fought and sacrificed to defend,” said Secretary McDonough. “This funding will go a long way toward making that happen, helping Veterans with low-incomes and disabilities by upgrading their homes to make sure they can live happily and independently. We are proud to work with HUD to serve these Vets who have served our country so well.”
HUD, in partnership with VA, uses the VHRMP as a test of new approaches to addressing Veterans’ home rehabilitation and modification challenges.
HUD awards VHRMP grants to nonprofit organizations that provide nationwide or statewide programs that primarily serve Veterans who are low-income and have disabilities. The grants are used to modify or rehabilitate eligible Veterans’ primary residences or to provide grantees’ affiliates with technical, administrative, and training support in connection with those services. The funds made available under this program are awarded competitively.
Specifically, with today’s announcement:
- HUD will award up to $10.4 million to nonprofit organizations that provide nationwide or statewide programs that primarily serve Veterans who are low-income and have disabilities.
- Grants will be competitively awarded up to $1 million each to selected applicants.
- HUD expects to make approximately 10 awards from the funds available under the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
Between Fiscal Year 2018 and Fiscal Year 2021, HUD has funded 20 grant awards totaling $19.2 million. To date, 100 rehabilitation and modification projects have been completed.
The funds for these grants will be awarded by the Secretary by September 15, 2022. Eligible applicants can apply for the funds through Grants.gov. The application deadline is August 24, 2022. Applications must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern on the deadline.
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