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Assistance and Support for a Program that Helps Veterans

Veterans Support to Self-Reliance (VSSR) Pilot Grant Program

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California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet)

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12/01/21 5:00 PM PST Receipt


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Contract for services to a California nonprofit organization to provide technical assistance, consultation, and administrative support for a program that helps veterans. The program is intended to serve veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Through a response to this Request For Proposals (RFP), the successful Proposer will provide clear and convincing evidence of adequate personnel and organizational capacity to effectively carry out a contract of this scope and magnitude. The successful Proposer will describe how they meet minimum and desired qualifications, including their breadth of experience working statewide with Veterans, with special emphasis on working with veterans who are or at risk of being homeless, and with systems addressing veteran homelessness (i.e., local coordinated entry systems).
This Pilot seeks to discover the size and scope of resources needed to fill the gap of supportive services for veterans aged 55 and over.
Aging veterans with high acuity express physical and mental frailties beyond their age— their military service and housing scarcity in California being main contributing factors. They are at risk of losing housing due to mental health needs, behavioral health risks, inability to maintain habitability, hoarding, and hygiene; and/or premature or preventable need for skilled nursing care.
The Pilot will demonstrate improvement of health and wellness for aging veteran residents of veteran PSH locations through enhanced supportive services in the following areas:
  • Skilled nursing care
  • Hospice care
  • Line-in aides
  • Board and Care
  • Medication management
The Pilot will also demonstrate that with these enhanced supportive services, and within the construct of Housing First and evidence-based practices, that aging veterans experiencing Chronic Homelessness will be able to age in place and enjoy the stable and thriving quality of life that they deserve.

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GrantWatch ID#: 199385

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Funds are available as follows: $1,000,000 year 1, $1,000,000 year 2, and $1,000,000 Year 3.

Term of Contract:

It is anticipated that the work on the Agreement will begin in Jan/Feb 2022, and continue for a period of 36 months, or three (3) years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A non-profit organization that meets the minimum qualifications established in the RFP is eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

An electronic PDF of the application must be received by CalVet by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

- RFP Release: October 01, 2021
- Deadline for Written Questions: October 08, 2021
- Distribute Questions/Answers and Addenda (if any): to RFP October 15, 2021
- Deadline to Submit Proposals: December 1, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. PST
- Notice of Intent to Award: No Later Than January 31, 2022
- Anticipated Agreement Start Date: Jan/Feb 2022

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

All questions must be submitted directly to the CalVet via email to:

David Lawrence, Section Chief, Housing and County Support
Veterans Services Division
California Department of Veterans Affairs
1227 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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