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Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program

Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program

If you are a Veteran in need of help, call 1-877-424-3838 (4AIDVET) or click on FY 2015 SSVF Providers.

This page is designed to provide information about the SSVF Program to Veterans, applicants, and interested stakeholders. On this page you will find the Final Rule, the most recent Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), application templates, the SSVF Program Guide as well as a list of current SSVF Providers and other useful information.

If you are an SSVF Grantee, please view our SSVF University webpage for information pertaining to the development and implementation of your program.

 

 SSVF Final Rule published in the Rederal Register! 

 

 Amendment to NOFA for P1 Grantees

SSVF Renewal Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register!

Click here to apply electronically.  Click here to return to a previously saved application.

Under the amendment, current priority 1 grantees who were funded through the NOFA published on January 14, 2014 for services beginning October 1, 2014 are now eligible to apply for additional funding.  Applications are due to the SSVF Program Office no later than 4:00PM EST on April 10,2015.

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Documents Required for completion of electronic application submission:

Other Resources:

** Application forms for paper submission available upon request.  Applicants must direct paper application requests to ssvf@va.gov.

 

 About the SSVF Program:

Under the SSVF program, VA awards grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives who can provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing.

Grantees provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:

Health care services

Daily living services

Personal financial planning services

Transportation services

Fiduciary and payee services

Legal services

Child care services

Housing counseling services

In addition, grantees may also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.

Important Program Information

 

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SSVF Success Stories

Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans Helps a Veteran Get Back on His Feet

Veteran and his Case Manager

Mr. F is a 58 year old homeless Veteran that fell on hard times.  Mr. F came to Volunteers of America (VOA) in July 2014 from the Veterans Affairs (VA) outreach team seeking assistance with normalcy with a Housing First approach.  Mr. F was married for 19 years until he lost his wife in 2012.  He said at that point his life started to spiral out of control.  Whenever he would speak of his wife he would start to cry.  He would say, "I know that my wife loved me because nobody else would have put up with a drug user.  They would have put me out on the streets."

Mr. F suffers from many illnesses as well as addiction, but has aways remained aware of what life had to offer. Sometimes Mr. F would become so overwhelmed with frustration knonwing he lacked his ultimate goal in life, which was permanent housing.  When speaking to Mr. F, he would get very aggravated and upset with thoughts that the system (VOA and VA) were failing him or they were not moving as fast as he thought they should.  The Case Manager at VOA, Ms. Jackie, ensured services would be provided to assist with his placement into permanent housing and help him get back on his feet.  Mr. F's usual response was "You are right, Ms. Jackie, because getting upset isn't hurting no one but myself and I should not be putting that kind of pressure on you, because you're only trying to help me.  I'm sorry."

Ms. Jackie assisted Mr. F from beginning to end.  Temporary placement was provided to help transition Mr. F until a more stable environment was located.  On August 29, 2014, Mr. F viewed an apartment, signed his lease, received his keys, and became officially housed - all on one day. 

 

 

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Contact Information

For further information about the SSVF Program please email SSVF@va.gov or call (toll-free) at 1-877-737-0111.

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