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64.005 Grants to States for Construction of State Home Facilities
VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Public Laws 88-450, 89-311, 90-432, 91-178, 93-82, 94-581, 95-62, 96-151, 96-330, 97-251, 97-295, 98-528, 99-166, 99-576, and 100-322, 38 U.S.C. 8131-8137.
To assist States to acquire or construct State home facilities for furnishing domiciliary or nursing home care to veterans, and to expand, remodel, or alter existing buildings for furnishing domiciliary, nursing home, or hospital care to veterans in State homes.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Grant funds must be used for: The construction of new domiciliary or nursing home buildings or acquisition of such facilities; the expansion, remodeling, or alteration of existing buildings for the provision of domiciliary, nursing home, or hospital care in State homes, and the provision of initial equipment for any such buildings. All new domiciliary buildings must be constructed according to nursing home care standards for convertibility. Construction cost means the amount found by the Secretary to be necessary for a construction project, including architect fees, but excluding land acquisition costs.
Applicant Eligibility: Any State may apply after assuring that the assisted facility will be owned by the State; and will be used primarily for veterans.
Pre-application Coordination: (1) The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by Title 38, CFR, Part 43, "Uniform Administrative Requirements" must be used for this program. (2) The preapplication forms are Standard Form 424, 424C, and 424D, Preapplication for Federal Assistance, with attachments. (3) Consultation or assistance is available from Headquarters Office personnel to aid in the preparation of preapplication. (4) An informal preapplication conference is usually not needed; however, notification by telephone of intent to submit a preapplication is recommended. (5) An environmental assessment is required for this program if outside construction exceeds 75,000 gross square feet to determine whether an environmental impact statement is necessary. (6) This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Formula and Matching Requirements: 38 U.S.C. 8135 (D)(2). Federal participation provides up to 65 percent of total project cost, with the State providing the remainder.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Required in accordance with 38 CFR 17.170-17.183. Final Architectural/Engineering Inspection and equipment list, if applicable, required prior to final payment.
Account Identification: 36-0181-0-1-703.
By the end of fiscal year 2001, 13 completed preapplications were received, 3 grants were awarded, 6 conditional grants were approved, no applications were disapproved, and 83 preapplications/applications totaling $236,478,000 were pending. Fiscal year 2002 estimates include 16 grant awards totaling $89,841,000.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations 17.190-17.222, Grants to States for Construction of State Home Facilities.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
1) Constructed new 120 bed State home nursing home building; 2) Constructed new 100 bed State home domiciliary building to nursing home care standards for easy conversion; 3) Remodeled existing State home nursing home building; 4) Remodeled existing State home domiciliary building; and 5) Remodeled existing State home hospital building.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
As required by Title 38, U.S.C. Section 5035, all applications are reviewed and accorded priority in the following order: (1) adequate State financial support (matching funds); (2) States without State homes constructed or acquired under Title 38 U.S.C. 8131-8137; (3) greater need; (4) lesser need; and (5) other criteria determined appropriate and published in regulations (38 CFR 17.170 through 17.183).