SSVF Program Update Friday August 23, 2019

From: Supportive Services for Veteran Families []
Sent: Friday, August 23, 2019 7:25 AM
Subject: SSVF Program Update Friday August 23, 2019


1.Register Now: SSVF National Webinar September 12, 2019, at 2 PM Eastern
2.Save the Date: Federal Partners Housing Conferences
3.SQUARES 2.0 – Establishing SSVF Eligibility
4.SSVF Rapid Resolution Training

Register Now: SSVF National Webinar September 12, 2019, at 2 PM Eastern

In this Webinar, the SSVF Program Office will assist Grantees in understanding and completing the FY2019 End of Year grant reporting and closeout requirements.  The Webinar will provide Grantees with an overview of how to complete the Federal Financial Report (FFR) in the HHS Payment Management System.  Grantees will also learn how to prepare for final uploads to the VA Repository, and about important updates to the FY2020 HMIS VA data standards.   Fiscal and Data staff are strongly encouraged to attend this Webinar.

Please Register for the Webinar using the link below:

Save the Date:  Federal Partners Housing Conference

The SSVF Program Office, with the support of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the US Interagency Council on Homelessness and other federal and national partners, is pleased to announce a Save the Date for the upcoming 2019 Federal Permanent Housing Conferences. The events are targeted to SSVF Grantees, HUD-VASH representatives, and CoC Partners.
While the site locations are still being confirmed, and Grantees should not book travel at this time as locations are subject to change, we anticipate the following schedule:

•East Coast (Charlotte, NC): October 22-23, 2019
•Mid-Region (Dallas, TX): November 5-6, 2019
•West Coast (San Diego, CA): November 19-20, 2019

We will continue to provide information as registration and travel logistics come into focus. In the meantime, questions related to these events can be sent to the SSVF program's technical assistance address at

SQUARES 2.0 Establishing SSVF Eligibility

With SQUARES 2.0, SSVF Grantees have the ability to instantly establish eligibility. This should allow Grantees to enroll Veterans on the same day as they initially present, improving access to care and reducing risks to their safety and well-being. SQUARES 2.0 is an update on VA's online tool that provides reliable and detailed information about individuals' Veteran status and eligibility. Information from SQUARES can be printed out and be substituted for a DD214, enabling Grantees to enroll participants without waiting for paperwork that can delay care. For more information, go to

SSVF Rapid Resolution Training

The SSVF Program Office has released a document intended to help SSVF Grantees identify critical training needs for successful Rapid Resolution interventions.  The program office has also released a basic self-assessment of training needs to be used along with the training guide.   Grantees are strongly encouraged to review the guidance before hiring any new training entities for your organization or community.

The Rapid Resolution Training Guidance can be found on the SSVF website using the link below:

The Rapid Resolution self-assessment of training needs can be found on the SSVF website using the link below:


The SSVF Program Office will also provide Rapid Resolution direct practice training sessions in the Fall and Winter of 2019.  This training will be targeted to Grantees who fall below certain grant size thresholds and may not otherwise have the capacity to hire or secure outside training support.  Grantees can reach out to their SSVF Regional Coordinators with questions about attending one of the VA-sponsored Rapid Resolution direct practice training sessions later this year.

Thank you,

SSVF Program Office