(SSVF) Program Update Friday January 22, 2021

From: SSVF 
Date: January 22, 2021 at 9:03:38 AM EST
Subject: SSVF Program Update Friday January 22, 2021


NEW: Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming Webinar: Centering Race Equity through Data on February 11th at 2pm ET

REMINDER: FY2022 NOFA Response Submission

REMINDER: Upcoming Webinar: Grants Management System Contacts

REMINDER: Health Care Navigator Materials Uploaded to the SSVF Website



NEW: The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) has announced a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) published on January 19th, 2021.  The purpose of this program is to provide services to reintegrate homeless Veterans into the labor force by placing them into family-sustaining employment and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless Veterans.  The FOA can be found at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331026

SAVE THE DATE: The SSVF Program Office invites you to participate in a webinar on Centering Race Equity through Data on February 11th at 2pm ET.  We will examine history and how it connects to present day manifestations of institutional racism, share tools to identify possible disparities and inequities, and discuss the importance of using data to develop concrete actions that ensure Veterans from racially marginalized groups are served equitably.  In preparation for this webinar, please review the SSVF Webinar on Race Equity from July 2020 found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JytwiubZEFo&feature=youtu.be

REMINDER: FY2022 NOFA Response Submission: The Program Office has simplified the NOFA response submission this year and will only require grantees to submit a letter of intent to continue services through FY2022 or FY2023 for Priority 3 submissions, Budget & CoC distribution (Exhibit I-III), and proof of accreditation, when applicable. All grantees must complete the NOFA submission process in the grants management system by filling out required fields in the Intent to Renew form. Grantees are not required to upload a separate LOI word document as all required fields are included in the online form. Grantees must upload their completed the budget using the excel template available on the website or within the grants management system.  A recording of the January 8th webinar on submitting your application using the new grants management system can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQFszmaHbEo&feature=youtu.be


The SSVF Program Office will not require a full application or letters of support from the CoC or VAMC with the submission this year. Although letters of support are not required, the SSVF Program Office expects grantees to continue planning with their local CoCs and VAMCs during the pandemic and throughout the grant year. 


Grantees must submit all materials by the deadline of February 5, 2021, at 4 PM ET. 


REMINDER: Upcoming Webinar: Grants Management System Contacts: The SSVF Program Office will be conducting a webinar on the Grants Management System contacts in the next few weeks.  Information and registration details will be disseminated through the weekly Program Update.  Thank you for your patience as we transition to the new system.


REMINDER: Health Care Navigator Materials Uploaded to the SSVF Website: The SSVF Program Office continues to publish webinars, online curricula and other supporting guidance/documents to support healthcare navigators' work - all of which can be accessed on the SSVF University or at the Housing Skills Practice Center. The SSVF Program Office has uploaded a new presentation to the SSVF website; grantees can access the latest materials here: https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/ssvf/docs/HCN_CoP_Session_1.pptx




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