SSVF: Program Update Friday February 7th, 2020

From: Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2020 4:01 PM
Subject: SSVF Program Update Friday February 7th, 2020


1.NEW: SSVF Program Change Request Requirements available in GIFTS
2.REGISTER NOW: SSVF National Webinar February 13, 2:00 PM Eastern - Financial and Operational Fitness Audits (FOFA)
3.NEW: SSVF Success Story Published to VA's Official Blog
4.REMINDER: SSVF Winter/Spring Regional Meetings

NEW: SSVF Program Change Request Requirements available in GIFTS

The SSVF Program Change requirements are now available in GIFTS.  All requests for program changes, including budget modifications, must be submitted to the SSVF Program Office through the GIFTS grant management system by March 2, 2020.

This requirement is OPTIONAL and should only be submitted if your agency is requesting a reportable change to your program or budget.  Please review the Program Change Companion Guide to determine if a Program Change Request is necessary before submitting the requirement through GIFTS.  The Program Change Companion Guide includes descriptions of the various types of program changes and is available on the SSVF website at:

 For any questions, please contact your Regional Coordinator.

REGISTER NOW: SSVF National Webinar February 13, 2:00 PM Eastern

Title:  Financial and Operational Fitness Audits (FOFA) Update:

Overview: The SSVF Program Office, in partnership with the Office of Business Oversight Grants Review Division, will assist grantees in understanding and preparing for FOFA visits in the next grant year.  The presentation will include an overview of the FOFA process, FY 19 results, trends, and best practices.

Please forward the link to Financial, Compliance, or Quality Assurance Staff to join.

Register here for Webinar:

Call in (audio) information:: 1-800-767-1750; Conference ID: 59044#

NEW: SSVF Success Story Published to VA's Official Blog 

In collaboration with VA's Homeless Veteran Outreach and Strategic Communications Office, we are pleased to share an SSVF success story that was recently featured on VA's official blog, Vantage Point. Special thank you to the SSVF grantee, Operation Sacred Trust, and Mr. Eddie Miller for their contributions to this story.

See blog post here:

REMINDER: SSVF Winter/Spring Regional Meetings

The SSVF Program Office is encouraging timely registration for the upcoming SSVF Regional Meeting being held in February and March 2020 at various locations. These day-long meetings will be specifically targeted to direct service staff and case managers and will focus on the core practices and service strategies of SSVF. Grantees are strongly encouraged to prioritize case managers and other direct care staff to attend this training. In an effort to support as many SSVF direct service staff as possible, the Program Office is allowing each grantee to send up to four staff to these events. We also encourage grantees to consider sending relevant staff from subcontractors. Registration information is actively being sent to grantees.  Hotel and logistics information will be sent after registration; grantees are encouraged to book travel that allows staff to stay at the meeting until 4:30 pm on the day of the training, even if that means the person would leave the following day.

Thank You,

SSVF Program Office