Funds Available Under Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of funds for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF Program). A Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) was published in the December 17, 2010 Federal Register concerning the SSVF Program, the application process, and the amount of funding available.
The NOFA is available on the Federal Register website.
The SSVF Program's 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, (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.
Approximately $50 million is available for supportive services grants to be funded under this Notice for a 1-year period. The maximum allowable grant size is $1,000,000.00 per year per grantee.
Applications for assistance under the SSVF Program must be received by the SSVF Program Office by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on March 11, 2011.
Available Technical Assistance:
Please visit the SSVF Program website to view a new webcast discussing the NOFA and application and learn about grant-writing workshops taking place in January.
For technical assistance questions regarding the application, please contact VA's technical assistance contractor, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, at 312-332-6690, ext. 17 (this is not a toll-free number), or by email at SSVFinfo@csh.org.
For questions regarding the SSVF Program, please contact VA's SSVF Program Office at 877-737-0111 (this is a toll-free number), or by email at SSVF@va.gov.