(SSVF) Program Update Friday August 7, 2020

From: Supportive Services for Veteran Families 
Date: August 7, 2020 at 11:29:02 AM EDT
Subject: SSVF Program Update Friday August 7, 2020


1.    REGISTER:  SSVF National Webinar: August 13, 2020 2:00 PM Eastern – Health Care Navigators
2.    COMING SOON:  FY2020 Quarter 4 Program Changes (GIFTS Requirement)
3.    REMINDER:  SSVF & HUD-VASH Program Collaborations

REGISTER:  SSVF National Webinar: August 13, 2:00 PM Eastern – Health Care Navigators

On July 16, 2020, VA announced an additional $400M in additional CARES supplemental funding for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. A portion of these funds will support each grantee in employing designated Health Care Navigators to work with VA Medical Center staff, to ensure appropriate care coordination for Veterans in need of appointments at local VAMC. These navigators will work with designated VA points of contact and VA primary care teams when indicated to establish regular case conferences to review ongoing care coordination. The SSVF Program Office will present a webinar describing the role of the SSVF Health Care Navigator and tips for recruitment and hiring. SSVF Program Office staff will also discuss plans for supporting grantees in developing and training new Health Care Navigator staff.

Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3895993417818571531

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

COMING SOON:  FY2020 Quarter 4 Program Changes (GIFTS Requirement)

The SSVF Program Office will publish Program Change requests for Quarter 4 on August 17, 2020; the due date for these requirements is September 14, 2020.  Grantees may request changes to align their FY20 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 FY20 funds for part of the first Quarter of FY21.

REMINDER:  SSVF & HUD-VASH Program Collaborations

As part of the SSVF Program's ongoing commitment to homeless Veterans during COVID-19, SSVF grantees are encouraged to work with local HUD-VASH teams to strengthen collaboration efforts to ensure that Veterans are moved into safe and affordable permanent housing quickly. In May of this year, the SSVF Program Office announced the grantees' ability to provide supports to HUD-VASH Programs for housing search, placement, and rental assistance. In July 2020, SSVF was awarded an additional $400M in CARES Act funding; this significantly increased SSVF and HUD-VASH's opportunity to collaborate in their collective effort to move vulnerable Veterans into permanent housing. The Program Office Regional Coordinators will work with grantees, HUD-VASH leadership, and local HUD-VASH staff to support coordination. Please reach out to your SSVF Regional Coordinator for any additional questions or concerns.

Thank you,

SSVF Program Office