VA Announces Grants to Serve Low Income Families

NJ Receives Almost $11 Million
In Supportive Services for Veteran Families Grants

VA Announces Grants to Serve Low Income FamiliesOn 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:

  1. Go to community organizations that promote housing stability among very low income veteran families and
  2. 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:

Click here for more information including a state-by-state breakdown of the awards.