In 2016, the Office of Mental Health provided funding and partnered together with three providers to offer homeless veterans the opportunity to live, gain employment, and work on their recovery through this evidence-based model. The initial grant funded the startup of four new lodges. This year, through Money Follows the Person grant funding, there is an opportunity to fund a new Veteran’s Fairweather Lodge (VFWL). As the contracted administrative agency, the Venango Training & Development Center, Inc. is coordinating the request for proposals (RFP) process and working with the Office of Mental Health to expand this project.
As a mental health non-profit provider, your agency has been identified to receive information regarding an opportunity for startup grant funding for a new VFWL. Included here is a Startup Guide and Application Tool, which includes the following information that will assist in your application:
- History and Background Information
- Provider Eligibility/Background Requirements
- Guidelines for Application
- State/County/Community Partnerships
- Grant Resources
Data research has identified that there is a population of homeless veterans in need of these services. Please review the information provided and consider this wonderful opportunity to provide support to veterans in need. Upon review, if you have further questions, please feel free to reach out to the identified contacts listed here. Based upon provider response, a global technical assistance webinar may be scheduled.