Sent: Monday, April 8, 2019 9:44 PM
Subject: SSVF Program Update Friday April 5, 2019
1. Register Now: SSVF National Webinar April 11, 2019, 2:00 PM EST
2. Request: SSVF Learning Management System – Learning Manager
3. New: Rapid Resolution Compliance Guide
4. Reminder: Quarterly Certifications Due April 22, 2019 5. Announcement: U.S. Department of Labor - Availability of Grants
Register Now: SSVF National Webinar, April 11, 2019, 2:00 PM EST
Topics: Community Planning Survey and Local Housing Strategies
The SSVF Program Office will present a webinar on the release of FY 2019 VA, HUD, and USICH Community Planning Survey. This survey has been used to better understand progress towards meeting Federal Benchmarks and Criteria and the federal support necessary to help communities reduce homelessness. The webinar will also include a presentation by Elisha Harig-Blaine from National League of Cities and Jeffrey Lubell from Abt Associates. The presenters will discuss how the production of new housing affects housing affordability, market dynamics that limit housing production, and what cities, towns, and counties can do to address affordability challenges.
Grantees can now register for the webinar using the link below:
Request: SSVF Learning Management System – Learning Manager
The SSVF Program Office and TAC have developed a new web-based Learning Management System to enhance learning opportunities for SSVF grantees. The new interactive system will allow grantees to review educational materials and track completed coursework through a user-friendly interface. We are asking all SSVF grantees to designate a Learning Manager for the new Learning Management System. The Learning Manager will be granted access to manage all grantee's user licenses, to access the system's various reporting features, and to track the completion and scoring of learner activities. Please complete the survey monkey link below to identify the Learning Manager for your SSVF grant.
Reminder: Quarterly Certifications Due April 22, 2019
The Quarterly Certifications are now available in GIFTS. This certification will cover the second quarter period of 01/1/2019 – 3/31/2019. The certification covers multiple SSVF program requirements including Compliance with the Final Rule, Grant Agreement, Data Quality, Participant Satisfaction Surveys, Trainings/Webinars, and Expenditures. Submissions are due no later than April 22, 2019, via the GIFTS grants management system.
Note as of the April Submission; the SSVF Program Office requests information on Veteran households that have received Rapid Resolution conversations and enrollments in SSVF Rapid Resolution services. Grantees will report these numbers in their Quarterly Certifications under the Rapid Resolution Conversations and Enrollments section the Quarterly Certification requirement in GIFTS.
The Updated SSVF Companion Guide to Quarterly Certifications is available on the SSVF Website at:
New: Rapid Resolution Compliance Guide
The SSVF Program Office has released the Rapid Resolution Compliance Guide. The guide was developed to help grantees in preparing to add Rapid Resolution services to their SSVF programs. This document will guide grantees on enrollment principles, documentation standards, use of temporary financial assistance and HMIS data entry requirements. It will be helpful to review this Compliance Guide prior to attending the upcoming SSVF Regional Meetings.
The Rapid Resolution Compliance Guide is available on the SSVF Website at:
Announcement: U.S. Department of Labor - Availability of Grants
U.S. Department of Labor Announces the Availability of $13.5 Million In Grants to Help Homeless Veterans Re-enter Workforce
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced the availability of approximately $13.5 million in Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) grants. HVRP grants provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into the labor force with meaningful employment and in stimulating the development of effective service delivery systems to address the complex problems facing homeless veterans.
VETS anticipates awarding grants that will range from $100,000 to $500,000 each. Applicants are encouraged to design programs that address the employment challenges faced by eligible veterans in consultation with apprenticeship programs, industry, employers, and employer associations to identify the skills needed for family-sustaining jobs and careers.
HVRP is the only federal, nationwide program that focuses exclusively on the employment of veterans experiencing homelessness. The program provides job training, counseling, and placement services, including job readiness, literacy, and skills training, to aid in the reintegration of homeless veterans into the labor force.
The HVRP program network includes the Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families Program and the Incarcerated Veterans’ Transition Program.
More information on the Department’s programs for veterans can be found at www.dol.gov/vets.
For additional information on grant eligibility and how to apply for funds visit http://www.grants.gov.
For additional information on Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) grants visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=314315
SSVF Program Office