(a)Eligibility documentation. Grantees must verify and document each participant's eligibility for supportive services and classify the participant under one of the categories set forth in § 62.11(a). Grantees must certify the eligibility and classification of each participant at least once every 3 months.
(b)Confidentiality. Grantees must maintain the confidentiality of records kept on participants. Grantees that provide family violence prevention or treatment services must establish and implement procedures to ensure the confidentiality of:
(1) Records pertaining to any individual provided services, and
(2) The address or location where the services are provided.
(c)Notifications to participants.
(1) Prior to initially providing supportive services to a participant, the grantee must notify each participant of the following:
(i) The supportive services are being paid for, in whole or in part, by VA;
(ii) The supportive services available to the participant through the grantee's program; and
(iii) Any conditions or restrictions on the receipt of supportive services by the participant.
(2) The grantee must provide each participant with a satisfaction survey which can be submitted by the participant directly to VA, within 45 to 60 days of the participant's entry into the grantee's program and again within 30 days of such participant's pending exit from the grantee's program.
(d)Assessment of funds. Grantees must regularly assess how supportive services grant funds can be used in conjunction with other available funds and services to assist participants.
(e)Administration of supportive services grants. Grantees must ensure that supportive services grants are administered in accordance with the requirements of this part, the supportive services grant agreement, and other applicable laws and regulations. Grantees are responsible for ensuring that any subcontractors carry out activities in compliance with this part.