Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project
OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR VETERANS' EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987; Title II, Part C; Public Law 100-77, as amended; Public Laws 100- 628, 101-645, 102-590, 104-275, 105-41; 105-114, and 107-95; 42 U.S.C. 1447-1450; 38 U.S.C., 4111.
To provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force; and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans.
Types of Assistance
Uses and Use Restrictions
Projects supported with these funds shall provide for employment and training services and support services directly or through linkages with other service providers to assist homeless veterans to reenter the workforce. Outreach is necessary and is to be performed by formerly homeless veterans.
State and Local Workforce Investment Boards, State and State Agencies, local public agencies, private non-profit organizations (including faith-based and community organizations) and for-profit/commercial entities. Potential jurisdictions are metropolitan areas of the largest U.S. cities or Non-Urban areas in need, as announced in the solicitation for grant applications (SGA).
Individuals who are homeless veterans. The term "homeless" or "homeless individual" includes: (1) An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence; and (2) an individual who has a primary night-time residence that is: (a) a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill; (b) an institution that provides a temporary institutionalized; or (c) a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodations for human beings (Reference: 42 U.S.C. 1302). A "veteran" is an individual who served in the activity military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released there from under conditions other than dishonorable. (Reference: 33 U.S.C. 101 (2).)
According to the program's Solicitation for Grant Application (SGA) or Standard 424, Application for Federal Assistance.
Application and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, and Standard Form 424A, Budget Information shall be submitted, along with the technical proposal and budget narrative as required by the application SGA. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular Nos. A-21, A-87, A-110, A-122, and A-133, 48 CFR 31, 29 CFR 2, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, and 99.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, and the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training are responsible for all funding decisions regarding this program.
The specific deadlines for submission of applications for this program are published in the SGA. document.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 90 days.
Debriefings of unsuccessful applicants are provided upon request.
Formula and Matching Requirements
No matching is required.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Usually awarded for a full program year (July through June period).
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly reporting of outlays, and other financial information using SF-269, FinFinancial Status Report, and quarterly reporting of program activity such as number enrolled, entered employment and retention in employment.
Subject to the provisions of 29 CFR Part 96 Audits of Federally Funded Grants, Contracts, and Agreements.
Financial and performance records to be maintained in accordance with the grant agreement.
FY 07 $20,285,412; FY 08 $23,630,000; FY 09 estimate not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average award is $100,000 to $300,000.
For FY 2005, there were 8,191 homeless veterans who entered employment out of 13,060 total enrollments for an entered employment rate of 63 percent.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regional or Local Office
Contact the Regional Administrator or State Director for Veterans' Employment and Training at the nearest office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room S-1312, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693-4708. Contact: Pamela Langley.
Web Site Address
17.801, Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP)
17.802, Veterans' Employment Program
Examples of Funded Projects
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Based on criteria in the Solicitation for Grant Application.