Showing posts from October 21, 2016

HUD Publishes Integrity Bulletin: Implementing the Five Key Internal Controls

Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . HUD Integrity Bulletin: Implementing the Five Key Internal Controls This bulletin provides an overview on how CPD grantees should be implementing internal controls. Internal controls are processes put into place by management to help an organization operate efficiently and effectively to achieve its objectives. Managers often think of internal controls as the responsibility of accountants and auditors. The fact is that management at all levels of an organization is responsible for ensuring that internal controls are set up, followed, and reviewed regularly. Th

October 2016 NCHV Newsletter

NCHV eNewsletter October 2016 Webinar – Accessing VA Benefits Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT The National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) is hosting the webinar “Accessing VA Benefits” on Thursday, November 3 at 2:00 pm EDT . Homeless veteran service providers, especially HVRP grantees, recognize the critical connection between a viable income and housing stability. Homeless veterans may be rapidly connected to housing, but they are better able to stay in housing when they are earning a livable wage. While placement in competitive employment may be the ultimate goal, service providers can utilize benefits payments to help homeless veterans find stability while they are seeking and even after obtaining employment. This webinar will help local community agencies better connect their homeless veteran consumers to VA benefits. Experts will share strategies for engaging more su

SSVF Program Update October 14, 2016

Hi SSVF Team, I hope that you are doing well. This was the Program Update from Friday. The information is very, very i mportant. I need you to review the actual update in detail below and to fully understand all of the information that has been shared. If you have questions, please let me know. I also made a quick chart to help you with the information, but this chart should not replace your thorough read of the Program Update. Item Due Date Submission Process Resources Notes FY17 Grant Resolution 11/14/16 Close of Business Via GIFTs SSVF Companion Guide to Grant Resolutions (Includes FY17 Gaps Analysis Tool Overview) ( Bullets 4 under SSVF Online Grants Management) ssvf/index.asp?page=/official_ guide/reporting_and_ monitoring_requirements GIFTs SID_2115/?SA=AM Budgets may not be changed during the resolution process this year. Please see the 10/7 Program Update. Please review

October Local Lead Ledger

LOCAL LEAD LEDGER LEADERS ONLY LIBRARY SOAR ONLINE COURSE Social Security Administration Revises Medical Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorders The Social Security Administration (SSA) published  new rules updating how they will evaluate mental disorders. This means some changes are coming to how we organize and present SOAR applications, particularly the functional information in the Medical Summary Report. As SOAR Local and State Team Leads you may receive questions from SOAR-trained case managers in your community about how these changes will affect their applications.  The SOAR TA Center is here to help and prepare you! Background: SSA has not fully revised the medical criteria for evaluating mental disorders in the Listings of Impairments (listings) since 1990. SSA b