VA's Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program is offered annually (as funding permits) by the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund community agencies providing services to Veterans experiencing homelessness. The purpose of the transitional housing component of the program is to promote the development and provision of supportive housing and services with the goal of helping homeless Veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and obtain greater self-determination. Additionally, the GPD Program offers Case Management grants to support housing retention for Veterans who were previously homeless and are transitioning to permanent housing.
Benilde Hall was a recipient of the Per Diem Only grant award from the GPD Program in March 2022. This award will create an additional 8 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, to Veterans in the GPD Program. Construction began in May 2023.