On August 28, 2019, an amended rule was published in the Federal Register that will allow grantees serving selected communities to offer the option of a new SSVF rental subsidy known as a shallow subsidy. This rental subsidy will become available starting October 1, 2019. The final list of communities where this subsidy can be offered will be published in the Federal Register and posted on the SSVF website sometime before October 1, 2019.
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.