Showing posts from October 10, 2014

HMIS User Trainings

Trainings occur once a month on a recurring schedule.   Registration is required at least 3 business days in advance. Anyone arriving more than 10 minutes late may be asked to leave and reschedule. Training dates and times may be subject to change at any time.  Please view the instructions below.  Thank you! Training Schedule Fourth Tuesday of every month (subject to change at any time) Session #1 (Entry/Exit workflow): 9:00am - 12:00pm Session #2 (ShelterPoint workflow): 1:00pm - 4:00pm    Registration Procedure Submit a request via Support Portal Registration required at least 3 business days prior Option to attend live at our office or via WebEx Be sure to write date + time in "Comments" section View sample registration screenshot below     If Attending Live at our Office View map + arrive at least 20 mins early for parking + security Electronic devices must be turned off during training Training materials will be provided

News Alert: VA Announces $93 Million Available for SSVF Program

POLICY   |   DATA + RESEARCH   |   TOOL + TRAINING   |   NEWS + MEDIA Forward Editor: Anna Blasco Spotlight On... News Alert: VA Announces $93 Million Available for SSVF Program The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is offering a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for funding for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. The NOFA will make approximately $93 million available over a 3-year period for non-renewable grants to eligible entities proposing services for one of the 28 high-need Continuums of Care (CoCs) listed in the NOFA. The 28 locations were selected based on factors that include levels of Veteran homelessness and current unmet service needs. As part of the application, prospective grantees have the option to submit a letter of support from their local CoCs. As such, Continuums should be prepared to work with the grantees to complete this optional piece.

SOAR eNews - October 2014

October 2014 We Will Continue to SOAR! Last month we looked back at the last five years. This month we look to the future! The SAMHSA SOAR Technical Assistance (TA) Center is proud to announce that we have received a new contract from SAMHSA to continue our work! SOAR TA Center staff are excited and motivated to continue delivering technical assistance to all 50 states! We are working with SAMHSA to develop plans to ensure that the next 5 years will be as productive as the first. We appreciate our community partners dedicated to SOAR success and we recognize that this award is a reflection of the commitment of each of you! Again, we thank you for sharing your ideas, best practices, successes and your time towards making SOAR successful across the country. The SAMHSA SOAR Team Welcomes New Member The SAMHSA SOAR TA Center welcomes Matt Canuteson as our newest Project Associate! Matt brings value to the team with strong leadership skills and peer adv

Very Important: Grantees on Extension-Steps for Ending Extension

Hi Team, This message is only for grantees that requested an extension. If you did not request an extension, please disregard this email. Please note that some grantees may have rescinded an extension; if you notified us, you can also disregard this email. Grantees on Extension ·          It is understood that grantees may be on extension for a few days, a month or two, or the full 90 days. ·          This message is particularly important to grantees that are on extension for 30 days or less as some grantees may have completed their extension already or will be completing it soon. ·          Grantees who will be extended longer should just read this message to understand the process and then refer back to it when they are closer to closing out. Process ·          When you are finished with your extension, you must send an email to your current Regional Coordinator notifying them that you are done (see sample below). ·          It is extremely important that you

HMIS Upgrade Meetings

As many of you are aware, we must comply with the new 2014 HMIS Data Standards, which was recently created and published by HUD+VA+HHS.  This will affect ALL providers currently participating in HMIS.  Our projected upgrade (to the new standards) date is 10/20/14, 6:00pm.  At least one user from your agency must attend one of the meetings below, and will be responsible for training all other users in your agency.  Thank you for your participation and support! HMIS Upgrade Meetings 10/15/14, 2:00pm-3:00pm or 10/20/14, 9:30am-10:30am Registration required (see screenshot below) via Support Portal at attend live at Team HMIS HQ or via WebEx this is not a new user training     If Attending Live at our Office View  map  + arrive 10 mins early for parking + security Meetings will start on time (do not be late) Electronic devices must be turned off Materials will be provided     If Attending via WebEx Meetings will start on time (do not be late