Disabled Veterans" Outreach Program (DVOP)

To provide intensive services to meet the employment needs of disabled and other eligible veterans; and, to provide maximum emphasis in meeting the employment needs of those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, including homeless veterans and veterans with barriers to employment.



Agency - Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

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.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: In Program Year 2006, (July 1, 2006 - June 30 2007)166,439 veterans and other eligible persons served by a DVOP specialist entered employment, for a rate of 62.7 percent; 79.3 percent of those were retained in employment for more than 180 days. During the same period, 19,815 disabled veterans served by a DVOP specialist entered employment, for a rate of 57.5 percent; 78.6 percent of those were retained in employment for more than 180 days.

In Program Year 2007, (July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008) 152,528 veterans and other eligible persons served by a DVOP specialist entered employment, for a rate of 64.2 percent; 81.7 percent of those were retained in employment for more than 180 days. During the same period, 32,251 disabled veterans served by a DVOP specialist entered employment, for a rate of 59.4 percent; 80.9 percent of those were retained in employment for more than 180 days. Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds must be used only for salaries and expenses and reasonable support of Disabled Veterans" Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists who shall be assigned only those duties directly related to meeting the employment needs of eligible veterans according to the provisions of 38 U.S.C.

4103A.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Employment/Labor/Management

Beneficiary Eligibility

Veteran/Service person/Reservist (including dependents

Credentials/Documentation

Determination of allowable cost shall be made in accordance with cost principles contained in OMB Circular No. A-87. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, submitted to the Director for Veterans" Employment and Training (DVET) in each State, as listed in Appendix IV along with program narratives and Fiscal Plans in accordance with instructions in a Solicitation for Grant Application (SGA) or annual modification instructions. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

Awards approved annually by a Department of Labor Grant Officer for the Assistant Secretary for Veterans" Employment and Training (ASVET) are based on reviews and recommendations by Regional Administrators for Veterans" Employment and Training (RAVETs) and DVETs.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Jobs for Veterans Act; Title 38, Part III, Chapter 41, Section 4103A; Public Laws 107-288 and 109-461., Title 38, Part III, Section 4103, Public Law 107-288, 38 U.S.C 4103A, as amended by Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, Title 38, Part III, Section 4103, Public Law 109-461, 38 U.S.C 4103A.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Ninety days following the submission of an application pending the availability of fiscal year appropriation.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula:

Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Usually awarded for a fiscal year (October through September). States may obligate funds to provide assistance for a fifth fiscal year quarter (until December 31). Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

Cost accounting and performance records to be maintained in accordance with each grant agreement, regulations and Veterans" Program Letters.

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-0164-0-1-702.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 08 $79,744,000; FY 09 est $79,005,000; FY 10 est not reported. - Listed below are the actual obligations by State for FY 08 (amounts in $thousands). AK-$291; AL-$911; AR-$688; AZ-$1,554; CA-$10,744; CO-$1,110; CT-$932; DC-$266; DE-$158; FL-$4,632; GA-$2,528; HI-$305; IA-$1,253; ID-$407; IL-$3,129; IN-$1,436; KS-$894; KY-$811; LA-$890; MA-$1,296; MD-$1,633; ME-$450; MI-$2,600; MN-$1,461; MO-$1,092; MS-$627; MT-$456; NC-$1,282; ND-$126; NE-$334; NH-$325; NJ-$2,581; NM-$402; NV-$608; NY-$4,053; OH-$6,245; OK-$542; OR-$1,489; PA-$3,150; PR-$172; RI-$280; SC-$1,309; SD-$498; TN-$1,474; TX-$5,753; UT-$983; VA-$1,701; VI-$0; VT-$144; WA-$1,653; WI-$1,519; WV-$242; WY-$325.

Listed below are the estimated obligations by State for FY 09 (amounts in $thousands; subject to change). AK-$250; AL-$924; AR-$572; AZ-$1,657; CA-$11,039; CO-$1,442; CT-$946; DC-$239; DE-$124; FL-$4,499; GA-$2,645; HI-$275; IA-$1,286; ID-$424; IL-$2,989; IN-$1,444; KS-$864; KY-$639; LA-$1,135; MA-$1,245; MD-$1,467; ME-$402; MI-$2,515; MN-$1,602; MO-$877; MS-$583; MT-$449; NC-$1,265; ND-$150; NE-$850; NH-$336; NJ-$2,160; NM-$415; NV-$668; NY-$4,129; OH-$6,253; OK-$378; OR-$1,436; PA-$2,684; PR-$174; RI-$196; SC-$1,201; SD-$440; TN-$1,540; TX-$5,784; UT-$833; VA-$1,580; VI-$0; VT-$149; WA-$1,880; WI-$1,465; WV-$257; WY-$249.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range from $0 to $11,039,000 based on award during FY 08 and FY 09 year to date. Approximate average award based on FY 08 and FY 09: $1,498,000 (rounded).

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Title 38, United States Code, Section 4103A; 20 CFR 1001.

Information Contacts

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

Patrick Hecker 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: hecker.patrick@dol.gov Phone: 202-693-4709

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Based on criteria in Solicitation for Grant Application.



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