Veterans' Employment Program


To provide services to assist in reintegrating eligible 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 eligible veterans.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Labor
Office: Veteran's Employment and Training Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Workforce Investment Act of 1998 authorized this program in Section 168., Section 168, Public Law 105-220, 29 U.S.C 2913; Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 eliminated this program in Section 172(e) once all unobligated funds that were awarded have been expended., Public Law 113-128.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State and Local Workforce Investment Boards, State and State Agencies, local public agencies, private non-profit organizations and community-based organizations (including faith-based and community organizations) were eligible to compete for these grant funds.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Service-connected disabled veterans, veterans who have significant barriers to employment, veterans who served on active duty in the armed forces during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, and veterans who are recently separated from military service (48 months from separation).
According to the program's Solicitation for Grant Application (SGA) and Standard 424, Application for Federal Assistance. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
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 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
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applications are closed to any new applicants.
Award Procedure
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training in conjunction with the Grant Officer/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management was responsible for all funding decisions regarding this competitive grant program.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
From 15 to 30 days.
No further renewals will be granted.
How are proposals selected?
Based on criteria in the final Solicitation for Grant Application.
How may assistance be used?
Programs supported with these funds include: 1) Activities to enhance services provided to eligible veterans by other providers of employment and training services funded by Federal, State, local or tribal governments; 2) Activities to provide innovative employment and training services and projects to eligible veterans not currently provided by other public employment and training service providers; and 3) Outreach and public information activities to develop and promote maximum job and training or retraining opportunities for eligible veterans.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Progress reports 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 narratives present highlighted case studies and success stories as well as identified areas in need of improvement. HHS 272. Performance monitoring was conducted through quarterly desk audits and at least one on-site visit was conducted by the Grant Officer Technical Representative (GOTR). Federal Financial Report (SF 425) through the Department's E-Grants system. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. 29 CFR Part 96. This program pre-dated 2 CFR 200.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
No new awards will be made. The methods of payment are with an automatic payment management system until all awarded funds have been expended. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Information regarding program funding and eligibility can be found on our website at
Headquarters Office
Emmanuel M. Ekwo 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: Phone: 202-693-4733 Fax: 202-693-4755
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 14 Not Available(Exp: No funds were authorized for FY ); FY 15 Estimate Not Available(Exp: No funds were authorized for FY ); and FY 16 Estimate Not Available(Exp: Not authorized for new awards in) - No funds for this program will be authorized for use in FY 2016.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


Federal Grants Resources