HUD Releases National Disaster Resilience Competition FAQs - October 24, 2014


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HUD Releases Updated National Disaster Resilience Competition FAQs - October 24, 2014


HUD released updated National Disaster Resilience Competition Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) dated October 24, 2014.

View the National Disaster Resilience Competition Frequently Asked Questions.

View the National Disaster Resilience Competition page on the HUD Exchange.


FY 2014 CoC Program Competition Application: Deadline Reminder


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FY 2014 CoC Program Competition Application: Deadline Reminder


As of today, October 27, 2014, there are 4 days remaining until the end of the FY 2014 CoC Program Competition funding process for the FY 2014 Project Applications.
The FY 2014 CoC Priority Listing, that includes all project applications submitted to the CoC that are either approved and ranked or rejected, must be submitted in e-snaps by 7:59:59 PM ET October 30, 2014. Please allow ample time to complete your FY CoC Priority Listing, and DO NOT wait until the last minute to submit. HUD strongly recommends that Collaborative Applicants submit their applications at least 24 - 48 hours before the deadline. See Section VI. Application and Submission Information of the FY 2014 CoC Funding Notice for application submission and timely receipt requirements for the FY 2014 funding process.
As of 10:00 am ET this morning, October 27, 2014, out of a total of 412 expected CoC Consolidated Applications, HUD has received:
  • 21 CoC Priority Listings

Questions

If you have questions pertaining to e-snaps technical issues, please submit your questions to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select "e-snaps" from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process. Beginning at 12:00 AM Wednesday, October 29, 2014 the AAQ will only respond to emergency technical support questions up to the competition deadline of October 30, 2014 at 7:59:59 PM ET. HUD cannot guarantee that any policy, application, or Notice questions will receive a response if they are submitted after 12:00 AM Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Additionally, HUD cannot guarantee a timely response for any questions submitted to the wrong AAQ desk as any FY 2014 funding process questions must be submitted to the e-snaps AAQ.
If you have questions related to the CoC Program Interim Rule or a policy related question, please submit your questions to the CoC Program Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the CoC Program AAQ portal, select “CoC Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
The AAQ accepts question submissions 24/7. However, responses are usually provided between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except for federal holidays.


NHSDC Save the Date!



NHSDC Save the Date!
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Save the Date!

NHSDC is pleased to announce that our Spring Conference will be held in Denver, CO April 16-17, 2015.  A call for proposals will be released in November 2014.  The conference theme is: Supporting cross-systems data collaboration for integrated, person-centered care planning.

NHSDC Spring Conference
Dates: April 16-17, 2015
Location: Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center
1420 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80202




Here's the Latest from the USICH #Social Conversation + New Webinar Short



Latest Social Updates from USICH.

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New Webinar Short

Permanent Supportive Housing Bonus in FY 2014 HUD CoC Program: Strategies for Rapid Implementation is a new five-minute mini-webinar hosted by Richard S. Cho, USICH Senior Policy Director. In it, he provides an overview of the $40 million bonus included in the FY 2014 CoC Program Competition. HUD has set aside this funding to create new dedicated permanent supportive housing to serve people experiencing chronic homelessness.
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The homeless and domestic violence services systems must work together as a collaborative, victim-centered network. http://ow.ly/DhwuO
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Oct. 24, 2014

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Today is #PurpleThursday. We mark by raising awareness of how domestic violence creates vulnerability to homelessness http://ow.ly/DdBKW
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Oct. 23, 2014

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ICYMI: Here's a replay of .@ZLauraJeanne, @CyndiLauper, @NCFY & @acfhhs marking the 40th anniversary of RHYA. http://ow.ly/Df9yd
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Oct. 23, 2014

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.@cyndilauper on #EndYouthHomelessness—LIVE on C-SPAN http://cs.pn/1FCx6KY
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Oct. 22, 2014

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"We know what gets measured gets done." .@ZLauraJeanne on the importance of improved data to #EndYouthHomelessness
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Oct. 22, 2014

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USICH blog: .@NLCHPhomeless invites cities to get in touch for help creating a human rights approach to homelessness http://ow.ly/D7spi
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Oct. 21, 2014

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@ZLauraJeanne @USICHgov and John Rio brainstorming on how mobilize best practices @USDOL #PartnershipSummit
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Oct. 16, 2014

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Labor Sec. Perez - "to end homelessness people need - sit down for this- jobs!" @USICHgov @USDOL
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Oct. 16, 2014

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RT @pnicewicz: @USICHgov One of the gems in Washington is the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness -Sec Thomas Perez #PartnershipSummit
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Oct. 16, 2014

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RT Robert Pulster @RobertPulster
From @guardian with credit to Opening Doors: Housing First: 'counterintuitive' method for solving urban homelessness http://gu.com/p/4xgfa/tw
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Oct. 20, 2014

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RT Amy Sawyer @Amy_L_Sawyer
Check this out: Connecting Veterans to Social Security Disablity Benefits @USICHgov @DeptVetAffairs http://bit.ly/ZDD5hU
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Oct. 15, 2014

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This .@deptvetaffairs video provides overview of housing first and its role in ending chronic Veteran homelessness http://ow.ly/CFMuf
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Oct. 14, 2014

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Days left before the CoC Program Competition closes. Be sure to review our CoC resources. http://ow.ly/CFA9q
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Oct. 13, 2014


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Team USICH Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Today (Oct. 23, 2014) our team at USICH shows support of #PurpleThursday and domestic violence survivors. We know that if we're going to meet the goal of preventing and ending family homelessness by 2020, we have to consider the impact of domestic violence on families and individuals and the need for a network of housing resources that can be immediately accessed—ensuring safety and stability for survivors.



Ensuring Safety and Stability for Survivors of Domestic Violence | by Jasmine Hayes (@jhayes_2014)
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year is the 30th anniversary of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act. Over the past several months, there have been a number of high profile cases involving domestic violence that have garnered significant media attention. The spotlight on these specific experiences has helped to bring a larger discussion to the public arena about domestic violence, including perceptions about perpetrators and survivors, as well as the supports that are an essential part of the network of emergency shelters and supportive services in responding to domestic violence.
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We Can Do Better: The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Family Homelessness

Domestic violence is a prevalent issue among women and families with children experiencing homelessness. In this video, USICH Policy Director Jasmine Hayes marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Purple Thursday (October 23, 2014) and the 30th Anniversary of The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). Most importantly, she addresses the unmet housing needs of individuals who've experienced domestic violence, leading them to return to their abusers, live in their cars or go without shelter. Learn more at usich.gov/issue/domestic_violence.
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CMS Launches Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative

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HHS Announces $840 Million Initiative To Improve Patient Care and Lower Costs
Dear Colleague:
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new innovative model to support clinicians in achieving large-scale health care transformation. The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative will provide up to $840 million over the next 4 years to support 150,000 clinicians in sharing, adapting, and further developing comprehensive quality improvement strategies, which are expected to lead to greater improvements in patient health and reduction in health care costs.
This effort is especially significant to our behavioral health community. With implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, more than 60 million Americans will gain access to new or expanded coverage for mental health and substance abuse services. As our health system broadens, the behavioral health field has a responsibility to lead in setting comprehensive goals to develop the workforce, improve quality, and provide effective services to individuals with behavioral health conditions.
An opportunity such as this is an incentive for the behavioral health community to integrate with and leverage funding that will transform health care delivery. Below are some key descriptions and features of the initiative.
Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative
CMS will award cooperative agreement funding for two network systems under this initiative: the Practice Transformation Networks and the Support and Alignment Network.
  • Practice Transformation Networks ($670 million in grant funding available)
The Practice Transformation Networks are peer-based learning networks designed to coach, mentor, and assist clinicians in developing core competencies specific to practice transformation. This approach allows clinician practices to become actively engaged in the transformation. It also ensures collaboration among a broad community of practices that create, promote, and sustain learning and improvement across the health care system.
  • Support and Alignment Network ($30 million in grant funding available)
The Support and Alignment Network will provide a system for workforce development using national and regional professional associations and public-private partnerships that are currently working in practice transformation efforts. Utilizing existing and emerging tools (e.g., continuing medical education, maintenance of certification, core competency development), this network will help ensure sustainability of these efforts. These tools will especially support the recruitment of clinician practices serving small, rural, and medically underserved communities and play an active role in the alignment of new learning.
How To Apply
Beginning October 23, 2014, CMS will begin accepting applications for the following funding opportunity announcements:
Potential applicants are highly encouraged to submit nonbinding Letters of Intent to apply by November 20, 2014.
The application period for both funding opportunity announcements is October 23, 2014, through January 6, 2015. The funding opportunity announcements and detailed application instructions are located on Grants.gov.
A series of informational session webinars for potential applicants will be held on November 6, 2014, and November 20, 2014. Attendees may submit questions during these informational webinars, and responses will be posted on this website after the respective webinars conclude.
Practice Transformation Networks Webinars
November 6, 2014 | 1 p.m.–2 p.m. Eastern Time
Register Here
November 20, 2014 | 1 p.m.–2 p.m. Eastern Time
Register Here
Support and Alignment Network Webinars
November 6, 2014 | 3 p.m.–4 p.m. Eastern Time
Register Here
November 20, 2014 | 3 p.m.–4 p.m. Eastern Time
Register Here
SAMHSA is committed to supporting your efforts to achieve large-scale behavioral health transformation. Please contact Christopher Carroll, Director of Health Care Financing and Integration, at christopher.carroll@samhsa.hhs.gov or 240-276-1765 if SAMHSA can be of assistance to you.
Sincerely,
Pamela S. Hyde, J.D.
Administrator
SAMHSA

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