Jobs for Veterans State Grants


The Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) program provides federal funding, through a formula grant, to 54 State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) to hire dedicated staff to provide individualized career and training-related services to veterans and eligible persons with significant barriers to employment and to assist employers fill their workforce needs with job-seeking veterans.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Veterans Employment and Training Services, Department of Labor
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Title 38, United States Code, Section 4102A (b) 5 (38 U.S.C. §4102A(b)5) authorizes funds provided to each state to staff and support DVOP specialists, LVER staff, and the reasonable costs associated with such representatives, including travel to the National Veterans’ Employment and Training Services Institute (NVTI). DVOP and LVER roles and responsibilities are defined in 38 U.S.C. §4103A for DVOP specialists and 38 U.S.C. §4104 for LVER staff., Title 38, Section 4103A, Public Law 107-288, 38 U.S.C. 4103A
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The state administrative entity designated by each Governor.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Veterans and eligible persons with emphasis on service-connected special disabled veterans, other disabled veterans, economically or educationally disadvantaged veterans, homeless veterans and veterans with other significant barriers to employment.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. Funds are released through a formula and state grantees are required to follow current policy to submit an annual work plan that demonstrates the use of the funds.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Standard Form 424M, Application for Federal Assistance, submitted to the Director for Veterans' Employment and Training (DVET) in each state, as listed at, along with required program and financial narratives and forms in accordance with guidance for multiyear plans, and annual or mid-year (interim) funding modification requests.
Award Procedure
Fiscal Year based formula level funds requested are approved annually by a Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration's Grant Officer based upon reviews and recommendations by VETS Regional Administrators and Directors for Veterans' Employment and Training (RAVETs and DVETs).
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Ninety days following the submission of an application pending the availability of a fiscal year appropriation.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Based on criteria in Annual Funding Modification Request guidance.
How may assistance be used?
Funds must be used by States only for salaries, expenses and reasonable support of Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists who are assigned only those duties directly related to meeting the employment needs of eligible veterans according to the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 4103A.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: ETA 9002 Series and VETS 200 Series quarterly performance reports are submitted and reported outcomes are compared to state negotiated goals by VETS' field staff.
Not applicable.
Cost accounting, time keeping, and performance records to be maintained in accordance with each grant agreement and provisions, regulations and Veterans' Program Letters.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 20 Chapter IX Part 1001 Subpart F

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Usually awarded for a fiscal year (October through September). States may obligate fiscal year funds to provide assistance for a fifth fiscal year quarter (until December 31). Funds are awarded annually on a Fiscal Year basis, pending the enactment of a Fiscal Year appropriation or continuing resolution and available to be accessed through a payment management system.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Contact the Regional Administrator or State Director for Veterans' Employment and Training at the nearest office listed here,
Headquarters Office
Maria E. Temiquel
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Room S-1325

Washington, DC 20210 US
Phone: 202-693-4706
Fax: 202-693-4755
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 18$177,900,785.00; FY 19 est $178,750,000.00; FY 20 est $180,000,000.00; FY 17$116,436,068.00; FY 16$110,991,836.00; - Estimated obligations by are determined by aggregating requests for funding from States.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 2016, range from $115,000 to $13,524,029 and average assistance: $2,055,404 (rounded). FY 2017, range from $136,620 - $13,376,652 and average assistance: $2,156,223
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Title 38, United States Code, Section 4103A; 20 CFR 1001; Veterans' Program Letters.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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