SSVF Program Update Friday February 14th, 2020

From: Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Date: February 14, 2020 at 7:51:29 AM EST
Subject: SSVF Program Update Friday February 14th, 2020

1.    Update on 38 CFR 62.34(a)(8), known as Shallow Subsidies
2.    REMINDER: SSVF Program Change Request Requirements available in GIFTS
3.    REMINDER: SSVF Winter/Spring Regional Meetings

Update on 38 CFR 62.34(a)(8), known as Shallow Subsidies
On February 12, 2020 the expanded list of counties eligible for Shallow Subsidy placements was published in the Federal Register. Shallow Subsidies allow grantees to augment available housing options for homeless Veterans in high rent burden communities by offering SSVF rental assistance for two years.  The counties where this subsidy can be offered can be found on the SSVF website and in the Federal Register at:

REMINDER: 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.

REMINDER: SSVF Winter/Spring Regional Meetings

The SSVF Program Office is encouraging timely registration for the upcoming SSVF Regional Meetings 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 members 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