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
Fiscal Year 2022 In Program Year (PY) 2021, JVSG program exiters had an employment rate of 53.5 percent, median earnings of $7,998 in the second quarter after exit, and an employment rate of 51.9 percent in the fourth quarter after exit. Of the 43,520 participants served in PY 2021, 94 percent received individual career services from a DVOP Specialist.
38 U.S.C. Chapter 41
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The state administrative entity designated by each Governor may apply for this grant. In most cases, this is the state workforce agency. Entities who are eligible to apply for this assistance are notified directly when it is time for them to apply for annual funding. This assistance is not available for individuals or non-governmental organizations.
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. Estimated funding allocations for states are calculated using the formula specified at 20 CFR 1001.150-152. States are notified of their next fiscal year's estimated allocations each April. Grant recipients are required to follow current policy to submit an annual funding application by the first Friday each August. The application must include an approved four-year state plan that describes how the state will operate their program in accordance with 38 U.S.C. Chapter 41 and VETS policy.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. States must follow current guidance (VPL 03-23) to submit an application package that includes: -A transmittal memo that contains certain information and assurances -Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance -VETS-401 JVSG Budget Information Summary -VETS-501 Staffing Directory -The state's approved four-year JVSG State Plan -An approved indirect cost rate document (negotiated indirect cost rate agreement and/or cost allocation plan) The application is completed and submitted within an automated grant management system (GrantSolutions) by the first Friday in August. All Uniform Guidance found at 2 CFR 200 apply to this grant.
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
It typically takes 90 days from the application due date of the first Friday in August before the state agency receives funding. This range of time depends on 1) when VETS receives a complete, valid application package, and 2) when VETS receives funding after a continuing resolution or annual appropriation bill is signed.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Based on criteria in annual funding application guidance found at
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; Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) who are assigned only those duties related to conducting outreach to employers on behalf of veterans and facilitating the employment, training, and placement services furnished to veterans according to the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 4104; and consolidated DVOP/LVER positions who are assigned a mix of DVOP and LVER duties according to the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 4102A(h).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: ETA 9173 Series quarterly performance reports are submitted through Workforce Integrated Performance System (WIPS) and outcomes are compared to negotiated performance 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
Awarded annually, on a fiscal year basis (October through September), as funds are made available to DOL-VETS after the passage of a consolidated appropriations act. When a continuing resolution is passed, funds are usually provided incrementally. States have up to three fiscal years to expend each annual allocation. 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
Rebekah Haydin
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Room S-1325

Washington, DC 20210 US
Phone: 240-867-2302
Fax: 202-693-4755
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 22$183,000,000.00; FY 23 est $185,000,000.00; FY 24 est $185,000,000.00; FY 21$177,000,000.00; FY 20$173,873,574.00; FY 19$178,750,000.00; FY 18$177,900,785.00; FY 17$116,436,068.00; FY 16$110,991,836.00; - Estimated obligations are based on the assumption that the next fiscal year appropriation will be identical to the previous one.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 2022, range from $113,850 - $12,129,311 and average assistance: $2,106,499. FY 2023, range from $0 - $16,290,842 and average assistance: $3,218,346.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Title 38, United States Code, Chapter 41; 20 CFR 1001; Veterans' Program Letters.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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