2012—Subsec. (b)(1)(A). Pub. L. 112–154, § 301(a)(1), substituted “new construction of facilities, expansion, remodeling, or alteration of existing facilities, or acquisition of facilities,” for “expansion, remodeling, or alteration of existing buildings, or acquisition of facilities,”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–154, § 301(a)(2), designated first sentence as par. (1) and second sentence as par. (2) and added par. (3).
2006—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–461, § 1006(b), provided that as of the enactment of Pub. L. 109–461, the amendments made by Pub. L. 109–444 were deemed for all purposes not to have taken effect and that Pub. L. 109–444 ceased to be in effect. See Amendment notes below and section 1006(b) of Pub. L. 109–461, set out as a Coordination of Provisions With Pub. L. 109–444 note under section 101 of this title.
Pub. L. 109–461, § 1004(a)(4), which directed insertion of a period at end of subpar. (C) of par. (1), was executed to par. (3) to reflect the probable intent of Congress and the redesignation of par. (1)(C) as (3) by Pub. L. 109–461, § 703(a). See below.
Pub. L. 109–461, § 703(a), struck out par. (1) designation before “Subject”, redesignated subpars. (A) to (D) of former par. (1) as pars. (1) to (4), respectively, and struck out former par. (2), which read as follows: “The authority of the Secretary to make grants under this section expires on September 30, 2005.”
Pub. L. 109–444, § 8(a)(4), which inserted period at end of subpar. (C) of par. (1), was terminated by Pub. L. 109–461, § 1006(b). See Amendment notes above.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 109–444, § 2(b), which substituted “September 30, 2007” for “September 30, 2005”, was terminated by Pub. L. 109–461, § 1006(b). See Amendment notes above.
Modifications to Comprehensive Service Programs for Homeless Veterans During a Public Health Emergency
Pub. L. 116–136, div. B, title X, § 20013, Mar. 27, 2020, 134 Stat. 589, provided that:
“(a) Rule of Construction.—
In the case of a public health emergency, no authorization of appropriations in section 2014 of title 38
, United States Code, may be construed as limiting amounts that may be appropriated for carrying out subchapter II of chapter 20 of such title.
“(b) Grants and Per Diem Payments.—In the case of a public health emergency, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs may waive any limits on—
grant amounts under sections 2011
of title 38
, United States Code; and
rates for per diem payments under sections 2012 and 2061 of such title.
“(c) Participant Absence.—Notwithstanding Veterans Health Administration Handbook 1162.01(1), dated July 12, 2013, and amended June 30, 2014, and titled ‘Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program’, or any other provision of law, for the duration of a public health emergency, the Secretary—
shall waive any requirement to discharge a veteran from the grant and per diem program of the Veterans Health Administration after the veteran is absent for 14 days; and
may continue to pay per diem to grant recipients and eligible entities under the program for any additional days of absence when a veteran has already been absent for more than 72 hours.”
[For definition of “public health emergency” as used in section 20013 of Pub. L. 116–136, set out above, see section 20003 of Pub. L. 116–136, set out as a note under section 303 of this title.]
Requirement for Department of Veterans Affairs To Assess Comprehensive Service Programs for Homeless Veterans
Pub. L. 114–315, title VII, § 714, Dec. 16, 2016, 130 Stat. 1588, provided that:
“(a) In General.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 16, 2016], the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall—
assess and measure the capacity of programs for which entities receive grants under section 2011 of title 38
, United States Code, or per diem payments under section 2012 or 2061 of such title; and
“(2) assess such programs with respect to—
how well they achieve their stated goals at a national level;
placements in permanent housing;
placements in employment; and
increases in the regular income of participants in the programs.
“(b) Assessment at National and Local Levels.—In assessing and measuring under subsection (a)(1), the Secretary shall develop and use tools to examine the capacity of programs described in such subsection at both the national and local level in order to assess the following:
Whether sufficient capacity exists to meet the needs of homeless veterans
in each geographic area.
Whether existing capacity meets the needs of the subpopulations of homeless veterans
located in each geographic area.
The amount of capacity that recipients of grants under sections 2011 and 2061 and per diem payments under section 2012 of such title have to provide services for which the recipients are eligible to receive per diem under section 2012(a)(2)(B)(ii) of title 38
, United States Code, as added by section 711(6).
“(c) Consideration of Other Resources.—
In assessing and measuring programs under subsection (a)(1), the Secretary shall consider the availability to such programs of resources made available to such programs and to homeless veterans
, including resources provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
and by entities other than the Department.
“(d) Use of Information.—The Secretary shall use the information collected under this section as follows:
To set specific goals to ensure that programs described in subsection (a) are effectively serving the needs of homeless veterans
To assess whether programs described in subsection (a) are meeting goals set under paragraph (1).
To inform funding allocations for programs described in subsection (a).
To improve the referral of homeless veterans
to programs described in subsection (a).
Not later than 180 days after the date on which the assessment required by subsection (a) is completed, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the House of Representatives a report on such assessment and such recommendations for legislative and administrative action as the Secretary may have to improve the programs and per diem payments described in subsection (a).”
Grant and Per Diem Payments
Pub. L. 112–154, title III, § 301(b), Aug. 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 1183, provided that:
“(1) Study and development of fiscal controls and payment method.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act [Aug. 6, 2012], the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall—
complete a study of all matters relating to the method used by the Secretary to make per diem payments under section 2012(a) of title 38
, United States Code, including changes anticipated by the Secretary in the cost of furnishing services to homeless veterans
and accounting for costs of providing such services in various geographic areas;
develop more effective and efficient procedures for fiscal control and fund accounting by recipients of grants under sections 2011, 2012, and 2061 of such title; and
develop a more effective and efficient method for adequately reimbursing recipients of grants under section 2011 of such title for services furnished to homeless veterans
In developing the method required by paragraph (1)(C), the Secretary may consider payments and grants received by recipients of grants described in such paragraph from other departments and agencies of Federal and local governments and from private entities.
“(3) Report.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on—
the findings of the Secretary with respect to the study required by subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1);
the methods developed under subparagraphs (B) and (C) of such paragraph; and
any recommendations of the Secretary for revising the method described in subparagraph (A) of such paragraph and any legislative action the Secretary considers necessary to implement such method.”