(SSVF) Program Update Friday, June 5th, 2020
From: Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Sent: Friday, June 5, 2020 11:49 AM
Subject: SSVF Program Update Friday, June 5th, 2020
1.NEW: SSVF Program Changes
2.ATTENTION: New Monthly/Annual Repository Report
3.NEW: SSVF CARES Resource Change GIFTS Requirement Due Monday, June 8, 2020
4.REGISTER NOW: "NAEH COVID-19 Webinar Series: Communities Using Data to Analyze Racial Disparities During the Pandemic: Here's Where You Can Start" Tuesday, June 9, 3:00 pm EST
5.REGISTER NOW: "Promising Practices and Resources for Quarantine Hotels" Thursday, June 11, 2:00 pm ET
6.SHOUT OUT: SSVF Program Office Collaboration Highlight
NEW: SSVF Program Changes
Program Change Requirements with a due date of June 1, were not published to the grantee portal. Program changes have been put on hold until CARES funding is expended, and FY2020 budgets are re-activated. Program changes pertain ONLY to the FY2020 approved budgets; there will be no changes to the submitted CARES budget. Any modifications to the CARES budget may be reflected in the Financial Expenditure Report to indicate actual spending at closeout.
Additionally, The Program Office is working to finalize a process for the closeout of CARES Act funding for each grantee. Further guidance will be forthcoming once finalized.
For more information on program changes, please see the SSVF Program Change Companion Guide at https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/ssvf/docs/SSVF_Companion_Guide_to_Program_Changes.pdf
ATTENTION: New Monthly/Annual Repository Report
Beginning on Friday, May 15, and every month after, any email address tied to a completed upload slot in the Repository will receive an email containing a Monthly Report in .csv format. This email will be sent directly from the HMIS Repository. We hope you find this report helpful; it will continue to be updated as the need arises, including additional data tables as they are built. The subject line of the email will contain the Repository File ID being reported on. This is the same File ID utilized in the subject line of the Data Quality reports currently provided.
NEW: SSVF CARES Resource Change GIFTS Requirement Due Monday, June 8, 2020
The SSVF Program Office has published the CARES Resource Change GIFTS Requirement. Grantees that previously responded that they have an excess amount of funds or will need additional funds to reach July 31 will need to complete this Requirement and submit them in GIFTS by Monday, June 8, 2020. This information is an essential next step in identifying resources available to meet the increased needs of significantly affected areas. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Regional Coordinator.
REGISTER NOW: "NAEH COVID-19 Webinar Series: Communities Using Data to Analyze Racial Disparities During the Pandemic: Here's Where You Can Start" Tuesday, June 9, 3:00 pm EST
Homelessness systems and programs must understand and address the intersection of the two crises of structural racism and the coronavirus pandemic. This webinar will feature four communities that are beginning to gather and analyze data to determine whether people of color experiencing homelessness are being equitably protected and served during the pandemic.
Grantees may register using the link below:
REGISTER NOW: "Promising Practices and Resources for Quarantine Hotels" Thursday, June 11, 2:00 pm ET
The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs, along with the National Alliance to End Homelessness and the Corporation for Supportive Housing, will present a webinar on emerging practices for quarantine hotels/motels. This approach is commonly used among health and community-based organizations working to protect the individuals experiencing homelessness or housing instability during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The SSVF Program Office will not present a live webinar during our regular day and time so that grantees may attend this webinar instead.
Grantees may register for this webinar using the link below:
SHOUT OUT: SSVF Program Office Collaboration Highlight
The SSVF Program Office would like to take the opportunity to highlight an outstanding collaboration between the West Virginia Community Action Partnership and the Clarksburg West Virginia VA Medical Center HUD-VASH Program. The following is a very nice highlight from the HUD-VASH Coordinator about the collaboration to serve homeless Veterans.
"They have been absolutely wonderful in assisting in processing these referral packets for the veterans in HUD VASH. I personally have so much communication with staff in both of these SSVF programs, often sharing amongst each other different units available in the areas. Even before COVID-19, when there was a veteran in SSVF that they identified through progressive engagement that needed more intensive case management through HUD VASH, they openly contacted me. We worked as a team for this to occur. I cannot say enough about them and am so grateful to work with such a fantastic group of people! Thank you and all of the SSVF staff for what you do to help our veterans! It is very much appreciated!"
It is always a pleasure to get this type of feedback from the field and to be able to highlight the great work that everyone is doing.
SSVF Program Office