When funds are made available for capital grants, per diem for non-capital grant recipients, special needs grants, or technical assistance grants, VA will publish a Notice of Fund Availability in the Federal Register. The notice will:
(a) Give the location for obtaining application packages;
(b) Specify the date, time, and place for submitting completed applications;
(c) State the estimated amount and type of funding available; and
(d) State any priorities for or exclusions from funding to meet the statutory mandate of 38 U.S.C. 2011, to ensure that awards do not result in the duplication of ongoing services and to reflect the maximum extent practicable appropriate geographic dispersion and an appropriate balance between urban and nonurban locations.
(e) Provide other information necessary for the application process.