VA Announces Funding “Surge” for At-Risk Veterans and Families
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it would award an additional “surge” of $207 million in funding for a program that serves homeless and at-risk veterans and families.
In August 2014, the VA announced that the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, would receive $300 million to serve 115,000 veterans and their families.
The additional $207 million in funding will be distributed among organizations in 56 high-need communities to provide outreach, case management, temporary financial assistance, and assistance in obtaining public benefits to approximately 70,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and families. The grants will fund the fourth year of the SSVF program, which has played a key role in the 33 percent reduction in veteran homelessness since 2010.