Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project

 

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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
17.805
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Labor
Office: Veteran's Employment and Training Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987; Title II, Part C; Public Law 100-77, as amended; Public Laws 100- 628, 101-645, 102-590, 104-275, 105-41; 105-114, 107-95, 111-275; 112-37; 113-37 and 113-235; 42 U.S.C. 1447-1450; 38 U.S.C., 2021, et seq., Public Law 113-235, 38 U.S.C 2021-23.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State and Local Workforce Investment Boards, State and State Agencies, local public agencies, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations, non-profit organizations (including faith-based and community organizations) and for-profit/commercial entities, and for-profit commercial entities. Potential jurisdictions are metropolitan areas of the largest U.S. cities or Non-Urban areas in need, as announced in the latest solicitation for grant applications (SGA).
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals who are homeless veterans. The term "homeless" or "homeless individual" includes: (1) An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence; and (2) an individual who has a primary night-time residence that is: (a) a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill; (b) an institution that provides a temporary institutionalized; or (c) a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodations for human beings (Reference: 42 U.S.C. 1302), and (3) an individual or family who - (a) will imminently lose their housing, including housing they own, rent, or live in without paying rent, are sharing with others, and rooms in hotels or motels not paid for by Federal, State, or local government programs for low-income individuals or by charitable organizations, as evidenced by - (i) a court order resulting from an eviction action that notifies the individual or family that they must leave within 14 days; (ii) the individual or family having a primary nighttime residence that is a room in a hotel or motel and where they lack the resources necessary to reside there for more than 14 days; or (iii) credible evidence indicating that the owner or renter of the housing will not allow the individual or family to stay for more than 14 days, and any oral statement from an individual or family seeking homeless assistance that is found to be credible shall be considered credible evidence for purposes of this clause; (b) has no subsequent residence identified; and (c) lacks the resources or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing. A "veteran" is an individual who served in the activity military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released there from under conditions other than dishonorable. (Reference: 33 U.S.C. 101 (2).).
Credentials/Documentation
According to the program's Solicitation for Grant Application (SGA) or Standard 424, Application for Federal Assistance. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, and Standard Form 424A, Budget Information shall be submitted, along with the technical proposal and budget narrative as required by the application SGA.
Award Procedure
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training in conjunction with a Department of Labor Grant Officer are responsible for all funding decisions regarding this program.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Approximately 90 days.
Appeals
Debriefings of unsuccessful applicants are provided upon request.
Renewals
As noted in the SGA.
How are proposals selected?
Based on criteria in the Solicitation for Grant Application.
How may assistance be used?
Projects supported with these funds shall provide for employment and training services and support services directly or through linkages with other service providers to assist homeless veterans to reenter the workforce. Outreach is necessary and is to be performed by formerly homeless veterans.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Quarterly reporting of program activity such as number enrolled, entered employment and retention in employment. Through the HHS and Department's E-Grants system. Progress reports are submitted by grantees on a quarterly basis which include comparisons between planned and actual results under a wide variety of performance measures and budgetary goals. Program narrative presents highlighted case studies and success stories as well as identified areas in need of improvement. Federal Financial Report (SF 425) through the Department's E-Grants system. Performance monitoring is conducted through quarterly desk audits and at least one on-site visit conducted by the Grant Officer Technical Representative (GOTR) who notes and checks specific thresholds of performance against yearly planned goals and who may recommend that poorly performing grantees submit a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) that describes the specific actions that will ensure that the grantee meets or exceeds the performance expectations stated in their application.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Records
Financial and performance records to be maintained in accordance with the grant agreement.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Usually awarded for a full program year (July through June) period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
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
Emmanuel M. Ekwo 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: ekwo.emmanuel.m@dol.gov Phone: 202-693-4733 Fax: 202-693-4755
Website Address
http://www.dol.gov/dol/vets.
Financial Information
Account Identification
16-0164-0-1-702.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 Not Available(Exp: Ongoing. Actual FY spending not); FY 15 est $38,109,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available(Exp: Dependent on Amount appropriate ) - Program operates on a program year (PY) beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30. PY 2014 (Performance period July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015); PY 2015 (Performance period July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016); PY 2016 (Performance period July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017).
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In PY 2014 there were 156 grant awards ranging from $62,000 to $300,000 for an average of $235,000 (rounded).

For PY 2015 there are 152 grant awards ranging from $92,000 to $300,000 for an average of $230,000 (rounded).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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