Showing posts from September 14, 2017

VA Announces $343 Million in SSVF Grant Awards

VA Announces $343 Million in SSVF Grant Awards  Grants awarded to 288 nonprofit organizations around the country Yesterday, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it had awarded $343 million in grants to 288 nonprofit organizations to help low-income veterans and their families. The grants were awarded under VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. “With these important grants, we are able to leverage the expertise of local experts to help our most economically vulnerable veterans avoid or exit homelessness,” said VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin. “This is another VA program that moves at-risk veterans toward housing and independence.” SSVF funding, which supports outreach, case management and other flexible assistance to rapidly re-house veterans who become homeless or to prevent veterans from becoming homeless, was awarded to organizatio

Register for Today’s Webinar: Viral Hepatitis Updates from the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy

It’s not too late to register for today’s webinar on the National Viral Hepatitis Action Plan Priority Populations - September 14th at 3:00-4:30 PM ET . We are excited about the first in a two-part webinar series highlighting the 11 priority populations that have higher rates of viral hepatitis or are at a higher risk of transmitting viral hepatitis. Today’s webinar will feature perspectives from community and federal partners working to raise awareness and address viral hepatitis health disparities among: Veterans, Homeless individuals, People in correctional facilities, Men who have sex with men (MSM), People living with HIV/AIDS, and People who inject drugs (PWID). The webinar is open to all, so please share registration information widely within your networks.  Register for today’s webinar . Stay tuned for information on the second webinar on Thursday, September 28, 2017!

Homelessness Update

spotlight on... catch up on the alliance's most recent webinars Thanks to everyone who participated in the most recent installment of the Emergency Shelter Learning Series: "Which Rules are the Right Rules for Low Barrier Emergency Shelters?" The Alliance strives to provide as many resources as possible, but we know that you can't always attend every webinar. If you want to catch up (or revisit) any recent