The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the availability of funds for supportive services grants under the SSVF Program. This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) contains information concerning the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program, initial and renewal supportive services grant application processes, and amount of funding available.
The following grant opportunity postings were made on the Grants.gov Find Opportunities service:
Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Office of Mental Health
VA Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program Grant
For complete NOFA information, including who to contact should you have any questions, go to www.va.gov/homeless/ssvf.asp or call 1-877-424-3838
The U.S. Department of Labor has upgrade its re-employment Web portal to provide access to assistance beyond career and job searches. The http://www.CareerOneStop.org/reemployment site now offers a single source for information on jobs, career training, unemployment benefits and assistance with necessities such as food, housing, health care and utility payments. The resources will prove useful to everyone from recently laid-off workers and unemployment insurance claimants to individuals who have exhausted their unemployment benefits and those seeking to change careers.
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The portal offers information and guidance related to such varied topics as food stamps; the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program; continuing health insurance coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconcilliation Act, better know as COBRA; the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program; credit counseling; avoiding foreclosure; and pursuing education and training. In addition, vistors may search for both federal and state resources.
Under this solicitation covering PY 2010, VETS anticipates that up to $3 million will be available for Urban grants and up to $3 million will be available for Non-Urban grants, with a maximum award of $300,000 for grants that serve Urban areas and $200,000 for grants that serve Non-Urban areas. VETS expects to award grants in both the Urban and Non-Urban categories.
The full Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) is available here. Applications submitted through http://www.grants.gov or hard copy will be accepted. If you need to speak to a person concerning these grants, you may telephone Cassandra Mitchell at 202-693-4570 (not a toll-free number). If you have issues regarding access to the grants.gov website, you may telephone the Contact Center Phone at 1-800-518-4726.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of funds for supporinve service grands under the Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program( SSFV Program). A Notice of Funds Availibility (NOFA) is published in the Federal Registor concerning the SSVF Program, The application process, and the application process, and the amount
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