Applications for capital grants.
To apply for a capital grant, an applicant must obtain from VA a capital grant application package and submit to VA the information called for in the application package within the time period established in the Notice of Fund Availability under § 61.60 of this part.
The capital grant application package includes exhibits to be prepared and submitted as part of the application process, including:
Justification for the capital grant;
Site description, site design, and site cost estimates;
Documentation on eligibility to receive a capital grant under this part;
Documentation on matching funds committed to the project;
Documentation on operating budget and cost sharing;
Documentation on supportive services committed to the project;
Documentation on site control and appropriate zoning, and on the boundaries of the area or community proposed to be served;
If capital grant funds are proposed to be used for acquisition or rehabilitation, documentation demonstrating that the costs associated with acquisition or rehabilitation are less than the costs associated with new construction;
If grant funds are proposed to be used for new construction, documentation demonstrating that the costs associated with new construction are less than the costs associated with rehabilitation of an existing building, that there is a lack of available appropriate units that could be rehabilitated at a cost less than new construction, and that new construction is less costly than acquisition of an existing building, (for purposes of this cost comparison, costs associated with rehabilitation or new construction may include the cost of real property acquisition);
If the proposed construction includes demolition, a demolition plan, including the extent and cost of existing site features to be removed, stored, or relocated and information establishing that the proposed construction is in the same location as the building to be demolished or that the demolition is inextricably linked to the design of the construction project (the cost of demolition of a building cannot be included in the cost of construction unless the proposed construction is in the same location as the building to be demolished or unless the demolition is inextricably linked to the design of the construction project);
Comments or recommendations by appropriate State (and area wide) clearinghouses pursuant to E.O. 12372 (3 CFR, 1982 Comp., p. 197), if the applicant is a State; and
Reasonable assurances with respect to receipt of a capital grant under this part that:
The project will be used principally to furnish to veterans the level of care for which such application is made; that not more than 25 percent of participants at any one time will be nonveterans; and that such services will meet the requirements of this part;
The recipient will continue to operate the project until the expiration of the period during which VA could seek recovery under § 61.67 ;
Title to such site or van will vest solely in the applicant and the applicant will insure vans to the same extent they would insure a van bought with their own funds;
Adequate financial support will be available for the completion of the project or for the purchase and maintenance, repair, and operation of the van; and
The recipient will keep records and submit reports as VA may reasonably require, within the time frames required; and give VA, upon demand, access to the records upon which such information is based.
Applicants may apply for more than one capital grant.
(The Office of Management and Budget has approved the information collection requirements in this section under control number 2900-0554)
38 U.S.C. 501, 2002, 2011, 2012, 2061, 2064, 7721
[68 FR 13594, Mar. 19, 2003, as amended at 68 FR 55468, Sept. 26, 2003]