From:                                         SSVF

Sent:                                           Thursday, September 13, 2018 8:31 AM

To:                                               SSVF

Subject:                                     SSVF Program Update Friday August 24, 2018


Follow Up Flag:                      Follow up

Flag Status:                              Flagged



1.            Save the Date:  SSVF National Webinar September 13, 2018 at 2 PM Eastern

2.            Resource: SSVF Compliance Financial Closeout and Administrative Costs Webinar

3.            Resource: Information on Registering to Vote at

4.            Resource: Suicide Prevention for Older Veterans



Save the Date:  SSVF National Webinar September 13, 2018 at 2 PM Eastern


The topic of this webinar is SSVF End of Year Closeout and HMIS End of Year Requirements.  The SSVF Program Office will assist grantees in understanding and preparing the end of year grant reporting and closeout requirements.  The webinar will also help grantees prepare for final uploads to the VA Repository and the HMIS end of year requirements.  Registration information will be provided.



Resource: SSVF Compliance Financial Closeout and Administrative Costs Webinar


The SSVF Program Office has released a webinar to assist grantees in understanding financial closeout requirements and administrative costs compliance.  The webinar includes a brief review of the FFR (Federal Financial Review) FSR (Financial Status Report) completion process, including the timeline for submission and how to access the reports on the PMS website.  The webinar also includes an “Ask the Auditor” segment in which SSVF Program Office Compliance staff and VA auditors review the rules, regulations, and standards for administrative costs and provide examples on how to approach administrative costs for the SSVF grant.  The webinar can be accessed at:


For additional questions related to FFR FSR (Financial Status Report) submission requirements, please contact Robert Thompson at:

For additional questions related to administrative costs, please contact Rico Aiello at:



Resource: Information on Registering to Vote at


The SSVF Program Office would like to share a resource that SSVF providers may utilize to assist Veterans in registering to vote.  Registration deadlines for November elections are approaching in many states and is a helpful website with voter resources, including basic steps on how to vote, a guide for new voters, and information on where and how to register.



Resource: Preventing Suicide among Older Veterans (New Brochure)


The SSVF Program Office reminds grantees that suicide prevention continues to be among one of the highest priorities for the VA.   Veterans in crisis can access support from The Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, even if they are not registered or enrolled in VA healthcare.  As part of our ongoing effort to share suicide prevention information, we encourage SSVF providers to review and distribute this new brochure, Preventing Suicide among Older Veterans: Resource and tips for Veterans, family members, caregivers, and friends.  The brochure contains resources and tips, such as how to improve home safety, find support and care, and recognize the warning signs of suicide.  The brochure is available at:



Thank You,


SSVF Program Office


NOTE:  If you are receiving this email in error, please disregard.  We request your patience as the SSVF Program Office continues to address system issues with the grants management database.