For purposes of this part and any Notice of Fund Availability issued under this part:
Applicant means an eligible entity that submits an application for a supportive services grant announced in a Notice of Fund Availability.
Area or community means a political subdivision or contiguous political subdivisions (such as a precinct, ward, borough, city, county, State, Congressional district or tribal reservation) with an identifiable population of very low-income veteran families.
has the meaning given such term in section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959 (12 U.S.C. 1701q
Date of completion means the earliest of the following dates:
The date on which all required work is completed;
The date specified in the supportive services grant agreement, or any supplement or amendment thereto; or
The effective date of a supportive services grant termination under § 62.80(c).
Disallowed costs means costs charged by a grantee that VA determines to be unallowable based on applicable Federal cost principles, or based on this part or the supportive services grant agreement.
Eligible child care provider means a provider of child care services for compensation, including a provider of care for a school-age child during non-school hours, that—
Is licensed, regulated, registered, or otherwise legally operating, under state and local law; and
Satisfies the state and local requirements, applicable to the child care services the provider provides.
Eligible entity means a:
Private non-profit organization, or
Emergency supplies means items necessary for a participant's life or safety that are provided to the participant by a grantee on a temporary basis in order to address the participant's emergency situation.
Grantee means an eligible entity that is awarded a supportive services grant under this part.
has the meaning given that term in section 103 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11302
Notice of Fund Availability
means a Notice of Fund Availability published in the Federal Register
in accordance with § 62.40
Occupying permanent housing
means meeting any of the conditions set forth in § 62.11(a)
Participant means a very low-income veteran family occupying permanent housing who is receiving supportive services from a grantee.
Permanent housing means community-based housing without a designated length of stay. Examples of permanent housing include, but are not limited to, a house or apartment with a month-to-month or annual lease term or home ownership.
Private non-profit organization means any of the following:
An incorporated private institution or foundation that:
Has no part of the net earnings that inure to the benefit of any member, founder, contributor, or individual;
Has a governing board that is responsible for the operation of the supportive services provided under this part; and
Is approved by VA as to financial responsibility.
A for-profit limited partnership, the sole general partner of which is an organization meeting the requirements of paragraphs (1)(i), (ii) and (iii) of this definition.
A corporation wholly owned and controlled by an organization meeting the requirements of paragraphs (1)(i), (ii), and (iii) of this definition.
A tribally designated housing entity (as defined in section 4 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4103)).
State means any of the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the United States, or any agency or instrumentality of a State exclusive of local governments. The term does not include any public and Indian housing agency under the United States Housing Act of 1937.
Subcontractor means any third party contractor, of any tier, working directly for an eligible entity.
Supportive services means any of the following provided to address the needs of a participant:
Outreach services as specified under § 62.30.
Case management services as specified under § 62.31.
Assisting participants in obtaining VA benefits as specified under § 62.32.
Assisting participants in obtaining and coordinating other public benefits as specified under § 62.33.
Other services as specified under § 62.34.
Supportive services grant means a grant awarded under this part.
Supportive services grant agreement
means the agreement executed between VA and a grantee as specified under § 62.50
Suspension means an action by VA that temporarily withdraws VA funding under a supportive services grant, pending corrective action by the grantee or pending a decision to terminate the supportive services grant by VA. Suspension of a supportive services grant is a separate action from suspension under VA regulations implementing Executive Orders 12549 and 12689, “Debarment and Suspension.”
VA means the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Very low-income veteran family
means a veteran family whose annual income, as determined in accordance with 24 CFR 5.609
, does not exceed 50 percent of the median income for an area or community, as will be adjusted by VA based on family size and as may be adjusted and announced by VA in the Notice of Fund Availability based on residency within an area with unusually high or low construction costs, fair market rents (as determined under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f
)), or family incomes. Unless VA announces otherwise in the Notice of Fund Availability, the median income for an area or community will be determined using the income limits most recently published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development for programs under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f
Veteran means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable.
Veteran family means a veteran who is a single person or a family in which the head of household, or the spouse of the head of household, is a veteran.
Withholding means that payment of a supportive services grant will not be paid until such time as VA determines that the grantee provides sufficiently adequate documentation and/or actions to correct a deficiency for the supportive services grant. Costs for supportive services provided by grantees under the supportive services grant from the date of the withholding letter would be reimbursed only if the grantee is able to submit the documentation or actions that the deficiency has been corrected to the satisfaction of VA.