|Community Development, Economic Development, Health and Nutrition, Housing, Workforce Development|
|State or Federal?|
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program purpose is to provide supportive services grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives, who will coordinate or provide supportive services to very low-income veteran families who: (i) Are residing in permanent housing and are at risk of becoming homeless; (ii) are homeless and scheduled to become residents of permanent housing within a specified time period; or (iii) after exiting permanent housing within a specified time period, are seeking other housing that is responsive to such very low-income veteran family's needs and preferences. SSVF prioritizes the delivery of rapid re-housing services to homeless veteran households.
Rapid re-housing is an intervention designed to help individuals and families quickly exit homelessness, return to housing in the community, and avoid homelessness again in the near term. The core components of a rapid re-housing program are housing identification, financial assistance with move-in and rental expenses, and rapid re-housing case management and services. These core components represent the minimum that a program must be providing to households to be considered a rapid re-housing program, but do not provide guidance for what constitutes an effective rapid re-housing program.
Only eligible entities that are existing grantees with grants scheduled to end by September 30, 2019, can apply under Priority 1 or 2 in response to this NOFA.
For Priority 3, any eligible entity that is an existing grantee may apply for new funding in one of the listed target communities described in the Award Information section of this Notice.
For Priority 4, any eligible entity may apply for new funding in one of the listed target communities described in the Award Section of this Notice.
In order to be eligible, an applicant must qualify as a private non-profit organization that meets the definition of “eligible entity” in the 38 CFR 62.2.
|Most Recent/Current Due Date|
|Feb 22, 2019|
|Due Date Notes|
|Applications for supportive services grants under the SSVF Program must be received by the SSVF Program Office by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.|
|Most Recent RFP Release Date|
|Dec 19, 2018|
|Total Possible Multi-Year Award|
|Department of Veterans Affairs|
|The principle goal for this NOFA is to provide support to those applicants who demonstrate the greatest capacity to end homelessness among veterans or, in communities that have already met US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Federal Criteria and Benchmarks, or, alternatively, Community Solutions' Functional Zero (the latter can be found at https://cmtysolutions.org/sites/default/files/final_zero_2016_metrics.pdf), a capacity to sustain these gains. Priority will be given to grantees who can demonstrate adoption of evidence-based practices in their application.|
|Eligible Communities of Care for Priority 3 funding include Los Angeles with a maximum 2-year award of $6 million.|
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