- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A $183,750 grant has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for a homeless veterans shelter in Arkansas.

Members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation announced the grant on Thursday for St. Francis House, which provides services for chronically mentally ill homeless veterans in Little Rock.

The funding comes from VA’s Grant and Per Diem Program Special Need Grants. The grants allow organizations to continue providing housing and necessary services to homeless veterans who have special needs, including women, the frail and elderly, terminally ill or chronically mentally ill veterans and individuals who care for minor dependents.

The grant program promotes the development and delivery of supportive housing and services with the goal of helping homeless veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and income and obtain greater self-determination.

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