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Roe Applauds Funding to Help Homeless Veterans in East Tennessee

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Washington D.C., September 5, 2018 | Whitley Alexander (202-225-6356) | comments

WASHINGTON D.C.– Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness (ARCH) was a recipient of funding through the department’s Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program:

“One of my top priorities as chairman of House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is to ensure the brave men and women who served our country receive the best care available, and that includes a roof over their heads. I’m pleased ARCH is slated to receive a portion of VA’s GPD Program funding to help support its mission of providing services to veterans in Northeast Tennessee. I thank ARCH for their continued commitment to veterans in our region, and I look forward to continuing our efforts to end veteran homelessness.” 

Note: On August 30, 2018, VA announced $200M in funding to support homeless veterans programs nationwide. According to the announcement, ARCH is a recipient of a per diem only award. According to VA, “operational costs, including salaries, may be funded by the Per Diem Component. For supportive housing, the maximum amount payable under the per diem is $45.79 per day per veteran housed.” 

The full list of recipients can be found here, and more information on VA’s GPD Program can be found here.

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