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VA Seeks Information For Potential Black Hills Shelter U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
February 26, 2019

VA Seeks Information For Potential Black Hills Shelter

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking potential contractors to operate a new shelter for homeless veterans in the Black Hills. According to the Rapid City Journal, the VA posted a “request for information” last week.

The shelter, which could open as early as September of this year, will likely be in Sturgis or Rapid City, and must accommodate 10-12 veterans for 60-90 days at a time, as well as providing case-management services. The goal of the shelter would be to help prepare homeless veterans to live independently. The shelter would also potentially provide mental-health and substance abuse treatment options and important life-skills trainings for area veterans.

The VA plans to begin soliciting bids from contractors in July - contractors would also be responsible for providing the physical location of the shelter. Matthew Dale, a contract specialist for the VA, will review responses in order to gauge the capabilities of the community. If you are interested in replying to the information request, email [email protected] by March 4.

Read more about veterans affairs on the Black Hills Knowledge Network.

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