U.S. Department of Labor: Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program, Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program and the Homeless Female Veterans’ and Homeless Veterans’ with Families ProgramDeadline: May 7, 2018
The Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP), and the Homeless Female Veterans’ and Homeless Veterans’ with Families Program (HFVVWF) (together referred to as HVRP) aims 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.
HVRP will support organizations to meet the fluctuations in population and the changing needs of those veterans experiencing homelessness. Grant recipients are expected to provide an array of client-focused services utilizing a case management approach that directly assists homeless veterans, as well as provides critical linkages for a variety of support services available in their local communities. The program is focused on obtaining employment, and veterans should receive the employment and training services they need in order to re-enter the labor force. Job placement, training, job development, career counseling, and resume preparation are among the services that must be provided. Support services such as clothing, provision of or referral to temporary, transitional, and permanent housing, referral to medical and substance abuse treatment, and transportation assistance are also expected to be provided to meet the needs of this population. Applicants are encouraged to leverage partnerships with federal, state, and local organizations to provide these support services.
Historically, HVRP programs have demonstrated the following:
- A clear need for the program based upon current statistical evidence, including the numbers and characteristics of the eligible veterans who are homeless in your proposed service delivery area
- Ability to develop and execute strategies with attainable goals for job-driven training based on Labor Market Information (LMI) and evidence-based practices
- Ability to collaborate and coordinate with organizations to ensure that local, state, and federal resources are used effectively and efficiently to expedite the reintegration of eligible veterans into the labor force
- Ability to deliver or connect participants to effective job training, counseling, and other wraparound services, such as the provision of housing and necessary health services as the means for expediting the reintegration of eligible veterans into the labor force
- Ability to provide services specifically tailored to the needs of female homeless veterans and homeless veterans with families as appropriate
- Ability to provide services specifically tailored to the needs of incarcerated or recently incarcerated veterans who are at risk of homelessness as appropriate
- Ability to provide services to chronically homeless veterans as appropriate
Amount: Approximately $12,000,000 is available to award grants ranging up to $500,000.
Eligibility: State government; county government; city or township government; special district government; regional organization; U.S. territory or possession; public/state controlled Institution of Higher Education; private Institution of Higher Education; Indian/Native American tribal government; Indian/Native American tribally designated organization; public and Indian housing agencies; nonprofit organizations; for profit/commercial entities; state and Local Workforce Development Boards (SWDBs/LWDBs) established under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); other state and local government agencies; and faith-based organizations.