NJ Receives Almost $11 Million
In Supportive Services for Veteran Families Grants
On August 11, 2014, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the awarding of approximately $300 million in grants under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, including almost $11 million in grants awarded to five organizations working in a total of seventeen New Jersey counties.
The funding will:
- Go to community organizations that promote housing stability among very low income veteran families and
- Allow providers of homeless services to offer outreach, case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits, and other public benefits to veterans and their families, and will allow community-based groups to offer temporary financial assistance on behalf of veterans for rent payments, utility payments, security deposits, and moving costs.
The award represents a significant advance in the national effort to address homelessness among veterans.
The NJ awards were:
- Catholic Charities Dioceses of Camden, Inc. $1,286,982 to serve Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland and Atlantic
- Community Hope, Inc. $2,000,000 to serve Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren, Bergen, Hudson and Huntergen
- Soldier On, Inc. (dba United Veterans of America, Inc.) $2,000,000to serve Burlington, Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer and Ocean
- Community Hope, Inc. $1,027,136 to serve Essex
- Catholic Family and Community Services $1,772,974 to serve Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Union
- North Hudson Community Action Corporation $678,046 to serve Hudson, Bergen/Essex
- Soldier On, Inc. (dba United Veterans of America, Inc.) $2,000,000 to serve Bergen, Essex, and Hudson
Click here for more information including a state-by-state breakdown of the awards.