(SSVF) Program Update Friday August 21, 2020
From: Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Date: August 21, 2020 at 2:50:37 PM EDT
Subject: SSVF Program Update Friday August 21, 2020
Reply-To: "Supportive Services for Veteran Families " <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1. REQUIREMENT: Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA) GIFTS Requirement Due Friday, August 28, 2020
2. REQUIREMENT: FY2020 4th Quarter Program Changes GIFTS Requirement Due Friday, September 18, 2020
3. NEW: Casting Call for SSVF Veteran Success Story Public Service Announcement
4. ANNOUNCEMENT: The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Grant and Per Diem (GPD) has announced new awards starting October 1, 2020
REQUIREMENT: Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA) GIFTS Requirement Due Friday August 28th, 2020
The SSVF Program Office is requesting the EHA data from all grantees for the period March 17 to August 26, 2020. This information must be submitted through GIFTS no later than August 28, 2020.
The GIFTS online requirement form, SSVF CARES EHA, is now visible in the GIFTS account portal; the portal can be found at: https://grantrequest.com/SID_2115
REQUIREMENT: FY2020 4th Quarter Program Changes GIFTS Requirement Due Friday, September 18, 2020
The SSVF Program Office has published Program Change Requirements for the 4th Quarter; the due date for this requirement is September 18, 2020. Grantees may request changes to align their FY2020 budgets with changes that were made to program design or concept while operating under the recent CARES award. In addition, grantees may request anticipated changes for operating year FY2021, as most grantees may be using FY2020 funds for part of the first Quarter of FY2021.
This is an optional submission. Before completing, please refer to the SSVF Companion Guide to Program Changes available on the SSVF Website at: https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/ssvf/docs/SSVF_Companion_Guide_to_Program_Changes.pdf
NEW: Casting Call for SSVF Veteran Success Story Public Service Announcement
The SSVF Program Office is partnering with VA Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs (OPIA) to create Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for TV and radio stations. The purpose of the PSAs is to encourage Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to contact VA services for assistance.
We are looking for Veterans around the country, including some who are bilingual in Spanish, who were brought to safety with Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA) or were prevented from becoming homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic. We need help identifying Veterans who are representative of our diverse Veteran population, easy to understand, and could be comfortable on-camera (with a bit of coaching).
If you have a Veteran who would be willing and able to participate, please submit below information to Maxie Pulliam at Maxine.Pulliam@va.gov by Tuesday, 8/25/20, COB. Please copy your Regional Coordinator to the communication.
(1) SSVF Agency Name and Grant ID#
(2) City and state where Veteran was served
(3) Veteran demographics:
(4) Bilingual in Spanish – Yes or No?
(5) Two or three sentence description of the Veteran's compelling success story
If your story is selected, you will receive a follow up email with instructions for next steps.
ANNOUNCEMENT: The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Grant and Per Diem (GPD) has announced new awards starting October 1, 2020
On Auguste 19, 2020 VA issued the News Release announcing the new Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program awards which will begin October 1, 2020. These awards are for the Per Diem Only (PDO), Transition in Place (TIP) and Special Need grants. A link to the full announcement and award lists is posted on the GPD Website and will be shared with the grantees today.
SSVF Program Office