Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP)

To provide intensive services to meet the employment needs of disabled and other eligible veterans with maximum emphasis in meeting the employment needs of those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, including homeless veterans and veterans with barriers to employment.

Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency
Agency: Department of Labor
Office: Veteran's Employment and Training Service
Types of Assistance
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds must be used by States only for salaries and expenses and reasonable support of Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists who shall be assigned only those duties directly related to meeting the employment needs of eligible veterans according to the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 4103A.
Jobs for Veterans Act; Title 38, Part III, Chapter 41, Section 4103A; as ammended by Public Law (P.L.) 107-288, P.L. 109-461, and P.L. 111-275., Title 38, Part III, Section 4103, Public Law 107-288, 38 U.S.C 4103A.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
The state administrative entity designated by each Governor.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Veterans and eligible persons with emphasis on Special Disabled veterans, disabled veterans, economically or educationally disadvantaged veterans, and veterans with other barriers to employment.
No Credentials or documentation are required. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process
Preapplication Coordination
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Standard Form 424M, Application for Federal Assistance, submitted to the Director for Veterans' Employment and Training (DVET) in each State, as listed in Appendix IV along with program narratives and Fiscal Plans in accordance with instructions in a Solicitation for Grant Application (SGA) or annual modification instructions.
Award Procedure
Awards approved annually by a Department of Labor Grant Officer for the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training (ASVET) are based on reviews and recommendations by Regional Administrators for Veterans' Employment and Training (RAVETs) and DVETs.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Ninety days following the submission of an application pending the availability of fiscal year appropriation.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula:
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Usually awarded for a fiscal year (October through September). States may obligate funds to provide assistance for a fifth fiscal year quarter (until December 31). Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Post Assistance Requirements
Quarterly reporting of: (1) accrued expenditures against budget categories in fiscal operating plans; and (2) workload activity of veterans' who were provided case management, referred to training and employment, received staff-assisted services, entered employment and employment retention; and (3) additional reports as described in the most recent Veterans' Program Letter on Recurring Report Requirements. Cash reports are not applicable. Technical Performance Narrative is required per the current Veterans' Program Letter on Recurring Report Requirements. Federal Financial Report (SF 425) and VETS 402A/B. ETA 9002 Series and VETS 200 Series compared to state negotiated goals.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Cost accounting, time keeping, and performance records to be maintained in accordance with each grant agreement, regulations and Veterans' Program Letters.
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 11 $86,090,000; FY 12 est $85,092,000; and FY 13 Estimate Not Available - Listed below are the actual obligations by State for FY 2011 (amounts in $thousands). AK-$275; AL-$996; AR-$450; AZ-$1,712; CA-$12,295; CO-$1,631; CT-$1,022; DC-$352; DE-$193; FL-$5,320; GA-$2,818; GU-$63; HI-$433; IA-$1,311; ID-$568; IL-$3,933; IN-$1,479; KS-$793; KY-$924; LA-$851; MA-$1,211; MD-$1,511; ME-$396; MI-$2,735; MN-$1,752 MO-$1,013; MS-$746; MT-$577; NC-$1,398; ND-$293; NE-$820; NH-$312; NJ-$2,103; NM-$343; NV-$729; NY-$4,674; OH-$5,870; OK-$576; OR-$1,435; PA-$3,024; PR-$215; RI-$268; SC-$1,201; SD-$629; TN-$1,198; TX-$6,305; UT-$936; VA-$1,513; VI-$0; VT-$158; WA-$2,227; WI-$1,681; WV-$359; WY-$463.

Listed below are the estimated obligations by State for FY 2012 (amounts in $thousands; subject to change). AK-$359; AL-$1,141; AR-$310; AZ-$1,841; CA-$11,923; CO-$1,592; CT-$1,007; DC-$325; DE-$193; FL-$4,981; GA-$3,389; GU-$69; HI-$297; IA-$1,288; ID-$586; IL-$4,712; IN-$1,548; KS-$812; KY-$1,091; LA-$1,072; MA-$1,290; MD-$1,522; ME-$383; MI-$2,436; MN-$1,680; MO-$1,036; MS-$520; MT-$298; NC-$1,380; ND-$530; NE-$745; NH-$346; NJ-$1,886; NM-$338; NV-$661; NY-$4,007; OH-$6,084; OK-$578; OR-$1,656; PA-$2,464; PR-$237; RI-$184; SC-$1,091; SD-$634; TN-$1,363; TX-$5,827; UT-$921; VA-$1,601; VI-$0; VT-$147; WA-$2,120; WI-$1,740; WV-$425; WY-$426

Estimated obligations by State for FY 2013 are unknown at the time of publication.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range from $0 to $11,923,000 based on award during FY 2012 year to date. Approximate average award based on FY 2012: $1,564,000 (rounded).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Title 38, United States Code, Section 4103A; 20 CFR 1001; Veterans' Program Letters.
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the Regional Administrator or State Director for Veterans' Employment and Training at the nearest office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Lakisa Carter 220 Constitution Ave, N.W., Rm S-1312, Washington , District of Columbia 20210 Email: carter.lakisa@dol.gov Phone: 2026934720
Website Address
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Based on criteria in Solicitation for Grant Application and Annual Modification guidance.
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