Welcome to the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Our mission is to develop partnerships and provide relevant information to faith-based and secular organizations and expand their participation in VA programs to better serve our Veterans, their families, and survivors.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of up to $600 million for supportive services grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. Non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives are eligible to apply. The application deadline is March 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm Eastern time.
For more information regarding the SSVF program, please visit http://www.va.gov/homeless/ssvf.asp or contact John Kuhn, Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program Office, National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans at (877) 737-0111 (this is a toll-free number) or SSVF@va.gov.
Join the VA Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships on Thursday, March 27, 1:00 pm- 2:15 pm for a conference call titled “An Introduction to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): Resources for Veterans, Military Personnel, and Their Families.”
The CFPB has a dedicated Office of Servicemember Affairs to address the unique financial challenges and risks that face Veterans, active duty servicemembers, and their families. Join us to learn more about how the CFPB can help Veterans, servicemembers and their families plan for and protect their financial future. Learn how you, as a faith-based or community leader, can educate and empower Veterans in your community to take advantage of the CFPB’s programs and services. Our speaker will be Robert Frank, Veteran Outreach Specialist at the CFPB.
To register, send an email to VAPartnerships@va.gov with your name, organizational name, email address, phone number and mailing address. The call-in number is 1-800-767-1750, access code 33419.
Join the VA Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships to learn how faith leaders and community partners can address the spiritual and emotional needs facing returning Veterans and their families. Faith, spiritual, and community leaders in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia are welcome to attend the free training. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The event will be held Wednesday, April 23 from 9:00 am-2:00 pm at the Douglas Memorial United Methodist Church, 800 11th Street NE in Washington, D.C.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact Yolanda Curtis at (202) 461-6829 or Yolanda.Curtis@va.gov.