Summary The U.S. Department of Labor (Department of Labor or USDOL), VeteransÂ’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announces a grant competition under 38 U.S.C. Section 2021, which provides that Â“Secretary of Labor [the Secretary] shall conduct, directly or through grant or contract, such programs as the Secretary determines appropriate to provide job training, counseling, and placement services (including job readiness, literacy, and skills training) to expedite the reintegration of homeless veterans into the labor force.Â” Applications proposing to serve homeless veterans under this Homeless VeteransÂ’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) solicitation will fall into one of two categories: Urban, Non-Urban geographical areas. Applicants proposing to serve homeless veterans on Native American tribal lands are encouraged to apply under the Non-Urban category. HVRP grants are intended to address two objectives: 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. Successful applicants will propose programs that expedite the reintegration of eligible homeless veterans into the labor force by providing job placement services, job training, counseling, supportive services, and other assistance. There is no prescribed or mandatory model for applicants to specifically adhere to; however, applicants must address all of the operational, administrative, and financial requirements described within this solicitation. Successful applicants will have demonstrated the ability to address the universal challenges as well as the local or regional problems that have contributed to veteran homelessness and have prevented these veterans from stabilizing their lives and reentering the workforce. Under this solicitation, VETS anticipates that up to $5,000,000, to be adjusted based on available appropriations will be available for Urban and Non-Urban grants. Awards will range from a minimum of $100,000 to a maximum of $300,000 for each Urban grant and from a minimum of $100,000 to a maximum of $200,000 for each Non-Urban grant. Applications submitted outside of these ranges will be considered non-responsive and will not be evaluated. VETS expects to award grants in the Urban and Non-Urban categories. However, the actual number of grants to be awarded in each category will be announced after selections are made. The primary basis for award is merit. Financial amounts proposed by the pool of successful applicants may also be considered. Applicants must clearly identify the funding category for which they are applying. The Grant Officer reserves the right to negotiate proposed funding amounts and geographic service delivery areas under each of the designated funding categories. This notice contains all the necessary information and forms to apply for grant funding under the HVRP. There may be future addenda to this solicitation published on www.grants.gov and on the VETS Web site. All applicants are responsible for checking www.grants.gov and the VETS Web site regularly to ensure that they have all of the latest information regarding any updates to this solicitation. This SGA provides background information on HVRP and identifies the critical elements that must be contained within proposals funded under this solicitation. It also describes the application submission requirements, the process that eligible applicants must use to apply for funds covered by this solicitation, and how grantees will be selected.