[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 178 (Friday, September 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 56773]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22334]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Notice of Funds Availability Inviting Applications for Grants for 
Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas; Amendment

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice; extension of NOFA application deadline.

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SUMMARY: This notice extends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 
application deadline for funds available under the Grant Program for 
Transportation of Veterans in Highly Rural Areas. VA published a Notice 
of Funds Availability (NOFA) in the Federal Register on July 9, 2013 
(78 FR 41195), to announce the availability of funds for applications 
through September 9, 2013, 4:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The NOFA 
includes funding priorities for those applicants who, through 
innovative transportation services, will assist Veterans in highly 
rural areas travel to VA medical centers and other VA and non-VA 
facilities in connection with the provision of VA medical care. To 
allow applicants more time to complete the application process, VA is 
extending the application deadline to midnight eastern standard time on 
October 9, 2013. VA will consider all applications received up through 
the original deadline, plus those received through the extended 
deadline of October 9, 2013.

DATES: Applications must be received by VA in accordance with this NOFA 
no later than midnight eastern standard time on October 9, 2013.
    Applications must be uploaded as a complete package into http://www.Grants.gov. Applications may not be sent by fax.
    In the interest of fairness to all competing applicants, this 
deadline of no later than midnight October 9, 2013, is firm as to date 
and hour, and VA will not consider any application that is received 
after this final deadline.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darren Wallace, National Coordinator, 
Highly Rural Transportation Grants, Veterans Transportation Program, 
Chief Business Office (10NB2G), 2957 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30329; 
(404) 828-5380 (this is not a toll-free number).
    For a copy of the Application Package: Download directly from 
http://www.ruralhealth.va.gov/coordination-pilot/index.asp. Questions 
should be referred to the number above. For detailed program 
information and requirements, see the final rule published in the 
Federal Register on April 2, 2013 (78 FR 19586), http://web2.westlaw.com/find/default.wl?mt=Westlaw&db=184736&docname=UUID(I2FE3C4E09B6311E2A0B0A5A976
90A455)&rp=%2ffind%2fdefault.wl&findtype=l&ordoc=0390461368&tc=-
1&vr=2.0&fn=--top&sv=Split&tf=-
1&referencepositiontype=S&pbc=2EB06B5C&referenceposition=19586&rs=WLW13.
07 which is codified at 38 CFR 17.700 through 17.730.

    Approved: September 10, 2013.
Robert C. McFetridge,
Director, Regulation Policy and Management, Office of the General 
Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-22334 Filed 9-12-13; 8:45 am]
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