Special Edition: SSVF Program Update December 7, 2016


Hi Team,

The NOFA has been released. Please note that since the NOFA is live, Regional Coordinators cannot answer questions related to the NOFA. All questions must go to ssvf@va.gov with your RC cc'd. Please make sure to include your grant number in the subject of the email along with the title NOFA Question.

Thanks!

Adrienne

-----Original Message-----
From: SSVF Program Office [mailto:mail@grantapplication.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 4:24 PM
To: wiwatson@cssalaska.org
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Special Edition: SSVF Program Update December 7, 2016

Topic:   SSVF NOFA Published in the Federal Register


A new SSVF NOFA has been published in the Federal Register. This NOFA provides funding opportunities for all existing grantees, including those grantees who were awarded 3-year grants that targeted high need communities in FY 2015.  Additionally, 8 CoCs have been targeted in the current NOFA and applicants may apply for new funding to serve those areas.

This NOFA is expected to be highly competitive and applicants are urged to closely review the NOFA and the associated training available on the SSVF website https://www.va.gov/homeless/ssvf/index.asp

The principal goal of this NOFA is to provide support to those applicants who demonstrate the greatest capacity to end homelessness through the adoption of evidence-based practices likely to lead to reductions in homelessness as defined by USICH's Federal Criteria and Benchmarks or, alternatively, Community Solutions Functional Zero.  Awards are for services to begin October 1, 2017.

Applications are due no later than February 3, 2017 at 4pm EST.  Please contact SSVF@va.gov if you have questions.



Homelessness Update




Alliance Online News
Facebook Twitter YouTube


spotlight on...
application for ssvf funding now open
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has released the FY2018 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for their Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.

What is SSVF and why is the program important? Check out our new infographic.
Apply for SSVF funding »
hill update
Senate approves bill that includes mental health reform
Today the Senate voted to approve the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill with a number of health care and justice provisions. Among the initiatives in the bill is landmark reform to mental health and substance abuse treatment. The bill extends grants to address homelessness and mental health and provides additional funding for new interventions. The bill is expected to be quickly signed by President Obama.
Read more »
conference Scholarships, sponorships and info tables available
The National Conference on Ending Youth and Family Homelessness will be held Feb. 23-24, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Register now, and check out our other opportunities below.

Scholarships
Scholarships are available for individuals who are currently experiencing or have formerly experienced homelessness. The deadline to apply is Thursday, December 15, 2016. Apply for a scholarship.

Sponsorships
Please email Michelle Fantone or call at 202-942-8241 for more information about sponsorships.

Info Tables
If you wish to showcase your organization at the conference, information tables are available for purchase. Please email David Dirks or call at 202-942-8287 for more information.  
Register for the conference »
from the blog
Ending Homelessness Today
the official blog of the national alliance to end homelessness
To Grow Rapid Re-Housing, Build Your System Around It
by Cynthia Nagendra
To truly end homelessness, we need to scale up RRH at the systems level in a coordinated manner.
comments » | Like To Grow Rapid Re-Housing, Build Your System Around It on Facebook Google Plus One Button share on Twitter
Improving Your Rapid Re-Housing Program to End Homelessness
by Guest blogger, Ben Cattell Noll, Friendship Place
How do we hold ourselves accountable to best practices and improve our rapid re-housing programs without established, evidence-based standards? We use our data! There are a million things we could measure to try and demonstrate our impact, but to truly assess if we are doing what we say we want to do, we simply need to break down WHAT we are trying to do.
comments » | Like Improving Your Rapid Re-Housing Program to End Homelessness on Facebook Google Plus One Button share on Twitter
Make a Difference in the Lives of Children on Giving Tuesday
by Michelle Fantone
November 29, Giving Tuesday, is an opportunity for us all to support the causes we believe in by joining a global movement. On this day of giving we reflect back on the previous year, and look forward to how we can collectively stregthen our communities and improve the lives of children and families.
comments » | Like Make a Difference in the Lives of Children on Giving Tuesday on Facebook Google Plus One Button share on Twitter

About Us

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to solving the problem of homelessness and preventing its continued growth.

Join Us

The Alliance is online: on Facebook, on Twitter, on our blog, and on our website! Join the Alliance's online community, and stay up-to-date with homelessness and housing information.

www.endhomelessness.org

Need Technical Assistance?

Visit the Center for Capacity Building to learn more about the ways the Center can help your community end homelessness.