VA Announces Availability of Funds for SSVF Grants
On October 10, 2014 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the availability of additional funds for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. The overriding goal of this new funding opportunity is to ensure that appropriate levels of resources are provided to communities with the greatest need to end veteran homelessness. VA will provide approximately $93 million over a 3-year period for non-renewable grants to eligible entities proposing services for one of the 28 priority Continuums of Care (CoC) listed in the NOFA. Similar to the recently released Priority 1 funds, VA has designed this 3-year effort to provide a surge of resources in communities with the highest need in an effort to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015. The 28 locations were selected based on factors that include levels of veteran homelessness and current unmet service needs.
TAC is the VA's primary technical assistance (TA) provider for the SSVF program. Along with its partner, Abt Associates, TAC provides TA and support nationally for the SSVF program using a three pronged approach: the TA team develops and delivers TA and training activities and materials, develops and implements support to advance SSVF best practices and standards, and provides policy guidance and implementation support to the VA SSVF Program Office. As of FY15, there are 383 SSVF grant awards nationwide that are affected by the SSVF TA model.
For more Information visit the VA's SSVF webpage