On August 28, 2019, an amended rule was published in the Federal Register allows grantees serving selected communities to offer the option of a new SSVF rental subsidy known as a shallow subsidy. This rental subsidy is now available as of October 1, 2019. The final list of counties where this subsidy can be offered is published in the Federal Register and available below.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will award approximately $426 million in awards to 271 grant programs for Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This funding includes $62 million in new SSVF awards that support outreach, case management and other flexible assistance to rapidly re-house Veterans who become homeless or prevent Veterans from becoming homeless. The grants will support SSVF services in Fiscal Year 2020. These awards stemmed from a Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register on December 19, 2018.