U.S. Department of Labor: Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program
The Homeless Veteran’s Reintegration Program (HVRP) will provide services to reintegrate homeless veterans into the labor force by placing them into meaningful employment and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans. Meaningful employment is defined as open and competitive paid employment, in line with the homeless veteran’s aspirations, talents, and abilities. Ideally, the employment should provide a family sustaining wage or, in other words, at least the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet his or her basic financial needs.
A chronically homeless person is an individual who has been continuously homeless for one year or more or has experienced at least four episodes of homelessness in the last three years with a combined length of time homeless of least 12 months.
To meet the fluctuations in population and the changing needs of veterans experiencing homelessness, grant recipients are expected to provide an array of client-centered services utilizing a case management approach that directly assists homeless veterans and provides critical linkages to a variety of support services available in their local communities. This program is focused on obtaining employment and veterans should receive the job training and employment services they need to re-enter the labor force. Job placement, job training, job development, career counseling, and resume preparation are among the services that must be provided. Grant recipients must address the complex employment-related needs and provide support services to meet the needs of this population, through either direct services or preferably through a robust referral system. Examples of support services include clothing; temporary, transitional, and permanent housing; medical and substance abuse treatment; childcare; and transportation assistance. The most successful projects leverage partnerships with local and national organizations to provide these support services.
Amount: Approximately $13,500,000 is available to award grants of up to $500,000 for a 12-month period of performance.
Eligibility: State government; county governments; city or township governments; special district governments; U.S. territories or possessions; public/State controlled institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; Indian/Native American tribal governments; Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations; public and Indian housing agencies; nonprofit organizations; for-profit/commercial entities; state and local workforce development boards established under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); other state and local government agencies; and faith-based organizations.
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