SSVF Program Update Friday February 21st, 2020
From: Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Date: February 21, 2020 at 7:40:04 AM EST
Subject: SSVF Program Update Friday February 21st, 2020
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1. NEW: FY2019 VA, HUD, and USICH Community Planning Survey Results
2. NEW: VA's Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program Transition in Place (TIP) NOFA
3. REMINDER: SSVF Program Change Request Requirements available in GIFTS
NEW: FY2019 VA, HUD, and USICH Community Planning Survey Results
In June 2019, Supportive Services for Veteran Families invited communities to complete the third VA, HUD, and USICH Community Planning Survey. The purpose of the survey was to help us to better understand community progress related to ending Veteran homelessness and the development of sustainable systems. The information gathered as a part of this survey will help the VA—along with HUD and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)—tailor training and technical assistance so that it more effectively addresses local needs.
The Survey results are now available on the SSVF Website at:
NEW: VA's Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program Transition in Place (TIP) NOFA
On February 18, 2020, VA's Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program published a Transition in Place (TIP) NOFA in the Federal Register. This NOFA provides funding opportunities for eligible organizations to provide transitional housing beds through the TIP model. This NOFA is competitive and interested applicants are urged to closely review the NOFA and associated technical assistance materials provided on the GPD website at: https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/GPD.asp. Technical assistance products will include a pre-recorded webinar that will inform applicants, VA staff, Continuums of Care and other stakeholders about the NOFA, how to apply and review the TIP model.
Awards are for services to begin October 1, 2020. Current awards for all TIP grantees expire on September 30, 2020. Applicants wishing to continue receiving per diem funds after this date, will need to successfully apply under the FY 2020 NOFA. The NOFA is open to current grantees as well as new applicants. The application deadline is April 22, 2020 by 4pm Eastern.
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.
SSVF Program Office