Allowance for Private Purchase of an Outer Burial Receptacle in Lieu of a Government-Furnished Graveliner for a Grave in a VA National Cemetery, 88330-88331 [2016-29273]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 88330 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 235 / Wednesday, December 7, 2016 / Notices 3. VA shall complete annual monitoring evaluations of each grantee. Monitoring will also include the submittal of quarterly and annual financial and performance reports by the grantee. The grantee will be expected to demonstrate adherence to the grantee’s proposed program concept, as described in the grantee’s application. All grantees are subject to audits conducted by the VA or its representative. Grantees will be required to provide each participant with a satisfaction survey which can be submitted by the participant directly to VA within 30 days of such participant’s pending exit from the grantee’s program. 5. Grantees will be assessed based on their ability to meet critical performance measures. 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Grantees meeting outcome goals defined by VA and in substantial compliance with their grant agreements (defined by meeting targets and having no outstanding corrective action plans) and who, in addition, receive 3-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Employment and Community Services: Rapid Rehousing and Homeless Prevention standards or a 4-year accreditation from the Council on Accreditation’s (COA) accreditation in Supported Community Living Services standards or a 3 year accreditation in The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care: Housing Support Services Standards are eligible for a 3-year grant renewal subject to funding availability (NOTE: Multi-year awards are contingent on funding availability). If awarded a multiple year renewal, grantees may be eligible for funding increases as defined in NOFAs that correspond to years 2 and 3 of their renewal funding. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 06, 2016 Jkt 241001 VII. Agency Contact For Further Information Contact: John Kuhn, National Director, SSVF at the following email address: SSVF@va.gov. VIII. Other Information A. VA Goals and Objectives for Funds Awarded Under this NOFA: In accordance with 38 CFR 62.24(c), VA will evaluate an applicant’s compliance with VA goals and requirements for the SSVF Program. VA goals and requirements include the provision of supportive services designed to enhance the housing stability and independent living skills of very low-income Veteran families occupying permanent housing across geographic regions and program administration in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines. For purposes of this NOFA, VA goals and requirements also include the provision of supportive services designed to rapidly re-house or prevent homelessness among people in the following target populations who also meet all requirements for being part of a very low-income Veteran family occupying permanent housing: 1. Veteran families earning less than 30 percent of area median income as most recently published by HUD for programs under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f) (http://www.huduser.org). 2. Veterans with at least one dependent family member. 3. Veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation New Dawn. 4. Veteran families located in a community, as defined by HUD’s CoC, or a county not currently served by a SSVF grantee. 5. Veteran families located in a community, as defined by HUD’s CoC, where current level of SSVF services is not sufficient to meet demand of Category 2 and 3 (currently homeless) Veteran families. 6. Veteran families located in a rural area. 7. Veteran families located on Indian Tribal Property. B. Payments of Supportive Services Grant Funds: Grantees will receive payments electronically through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Payment Management System. Grantees will have the ability to request payments as frequently as they choose subject to the following limitations: 1. During the first quarter of the grantee’s supportive services annualized grant award period, the grantee’s cumulative requests for supportive services grant funds may not exceed 35 percent of the total supportive services PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 grant award without written approval by VA. 2. By the end of the second quarter of the grantee’s supportive services annualized grant award period, the grantee’s cumulative requests for supportive services grant funds may not exceed 60 percent of the total supportive services grant award without written approval by VA. 3. By the end of the third quarter of the grantee’s supportive services annualized grant award period, the grantee’s cumulative requests for supportive services grant funds may not exceed 80 percent of the total supportive services grant award without written approval by VA. 4. By the end of the fourth quarter of the grantee’s supportive services annualized grant award period, the grantee’s cumulative requests for supportive services grant funds may not exceed 100 percent of the total supportive services grant award. Signing Authority The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Gina S. Farrisee, Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on December 1, 2016, for publication. Michael Shores, Acting Director, Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2016–29269 Filed 12–2–16; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Allowance for Private Purchase of an Outer Burial Receptacle in Lieu of a Government-Furnished Graveliner for a Grave in a VA National Cemetery Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is updating the monetary allowance payable for qualifying interments that occur during calendar year 2017, which applies toward the private purchase of an outer burial receptacle (or ‘‘graveliner’’) for use in a VA national cemetery. The allowance is equal to the average cost of Governmentfurnished graveliners less any administrative costs to VA. The purpose of this Notice is to notify interested SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 235 / Wednesday, December 7, 2016 / Notices parties of the average cost of Government-furnished graveliners, administrative costs that relate to processing and paying the allowance and the amount of the allowance payable for qualifying interments that occur during calendar year 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Carter, Budget Operations and Field Support Division, National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420. Telephone: (202) 461–9764 (this is not a toll-free number). Section 2306(e)(3) and (4) of title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.) authorizes VA to provide a monetary allowance for the private purchase of an outer burial receptacle for use in a VA national cemetery where its use is authorized. The allowance for qualified interments that occur during calendar year 2017 is the average cost of Government- asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 06, 2016 Jkt 241001 furnished graveliners in fiscal year 2016, less the administrative costs incurred by VA in processing and paying the allowance in lieu of the Government-furnished graveliner. The average cost of Governmentfurnished graveliners is determined by taking VA’s total cost during a fiscal year for single-depth graveliners that were procured for placement at the time of interment and dividing it by the total number of such graveliners procured by VA during that fiscal year. The calculation excludes both graveliners procured and pre-placed in gravesites as part of cemetery gravesite development projects and all double-depth graveliners. Using this method of computation, the average cost was determined to be $351.00 for fiscal year 2016. The administrative costs incurred by VA consist of those costs that relate to processing and paying an allowance in lieu of the Government-furnished graveliner. These costs have been PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 88331 determined to be $9.00 for calendar year 2017. The allowance payable for qualifying interments occurring during calendar year 2017, therefore, is $342.00. Signing Authority The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Gina S. Farrisee, Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, approved this document on December 1, 2016, for publication. Dated: December 1, 2016. Michael Shores, Acting Director, Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 235 (Wednesday, December 7, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 88330-88331]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-29273]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Allowance for Private Purchase of an Outer Burial Receptacle in 
Lieu of a Government-Furnished Graveliner for a Grave in a VA National 
Cemetery

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is updating the 
monetary allowance payable for qualifying interments that occur during 
calendar year 2017, which applies toward the private purchase of an 
outer burial receptacle (or ``graveliner'') for use in a VA national 
cemetery. The allowance is equal to the average cost of Government-
furnished graveliners less any administrative costs to VA. The purpose 
of this Notice is to notify interested

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parties of the average cost of Government-furnished graveliners, 
administrative costs that relate to processing and paying the allowance 
and the amount of the allowance payable for qualifying interments that 
occur during calendar year 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Carter, Budget Operations and 
Field Support Division, National Cemetery Administration, Department of 
Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420. 
Telephone: (202) 461-9764 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 2306(e)(3) and (4) of title 38, 
United States Code (U.S.C.) authorizes VA to provide a monetary 
allowance for the private purchase of an outer burial receptacle for 
use in a VA national cemetery where its use is authorized. The 
allowance for qualified interments that occur during calendar year 2017 
is the average cost of Government-furnished graveliners in fiscal year 
2016, less the administrative costs incurred by VA in processing and 
paying the allowance in lieu of the Government-furnished graveliner.
    The average cost of Government-furnished graveliners is determined 
by taking VA's total cost during a fiscal year for single-depth 
graveliners that were procured for placement at the time of interment 
and dividing it by the total number of such graveliners procured by VA 
during that fiscal year. The calculation excludes both graveliners 
procured and pre-placed in gravesites as part of cemetery gravesite 
development projects and all double-depth graveliners. Using this 
method of computation, the average cost was determined to be $351.00 
for fiscal year 2016.
    The administrative costs incurred by VA consist of those costs that 
relate to processing and paying an allowance in lieu of the Government-
furnished graveliner. These costs have been determined to be $9.00 for 
calendar year 2017.
    The allowance payable for qualifying interments occurring during 
calendar year 2017, therefore, is $342.00.

Signing Authority

    The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or designee, approved this 
document and authorized the undersigned to sign and submit the document 
to the Office of the Federal Register for publication electronically as 
an official document of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Gina S. 
Farrisee, Deputy Chief of Staff, Department of Veterans Affairs, 
approved this document on December 1, 2016, for publication.

    Dated: December 1, 2016.
Michael Shores,
Acting Director, Regulation Policy & Management, Office of the 
Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2016-29273 Filed 12-6-16; 8:45 am]
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