From:                                         SSVF

Sent:                                           Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:56 PM

To:                                               SSVF

Subject:                                     SSVF Program Update Friday April 13, 2018




1.            Community Planning Survey - Anticipated Release is Late April

2.            Quarterly Certifications Now Available in GIFTS – Due April 20, 2018

3.            Call For Articles:  Activity Accomplishments / Success Stories


Community Planning Survey - Anticipated Release is Late April The Community Planning Survey will be released nationwide in the coming weeks.  The purpose of the survey is to help us to better understand community progress related to ending Veteran homelessness and the development of sustainable systems. The information gathered as a part of this survey will help the VA—along with HUD and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)—tailor training and technical assistance so that it more effectively addresses local needs. Open and honest feedback is strongly encouraged. We are asking you to coordinate responses with CoCs, Veteran Work Groups, the local VA Medical Center homeless program leadership, and other Community Partners. Survey submissions (1 per CoC) will be due on or before Friday, June 1st.  Additional details will be forthcoming. Please stay tuned.


Quarterly Certifications Now Available in GIFTS – Due April 20, 2018


The Quarterly Certifications are now available in GIFTS.  This certification will cover the second quarter period of 01/1/2018 – 3/31/2018.  The certification covers multiple SSVF program requirements including: Compliance with the Final Rule, Grant Agreement, Data Quality,  Participant Satisfaction Surveys, Screened but not enrolled, Trainings/Webinars, and Expenditure & HHS Subaccount Drawdowns. Submissions are due no later than April 20, 2018 via the GIFTS grants management system.


The SSVF Companion Guide to Quarterly Certifications is available on the SSVF Website at:


CALL FOR ARTICLES:  Activity Accomplishments / Success Stories


The SSVF Program Office is accepting grantee submissions describing success stories related to the provision of SSVF services in the local community.  These submissions provide grantees with the opportunity to chronicle successes and share them with the VA, partner Federal agencies, consumer providers, the general public and, of course, Veterans who may be seeking services.  Please review the attached materials for submission instructions. Materials include an overview of process and two Releases of Information (ROIs).  Please note that it is now required that both ROIs be completed and submitted along with the success story.  These submissions will be used to help the SSVF Program Office identify potential conference presentations for our Fall Rapid ReHousing Institute.


Submission instructions are also available at:



Success stories can be viewed 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.