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.


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 - None.

Information regarding program funding and eligibility can be found on our website at www.dol.gov/vets.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: For PY 2007 (July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008), there were 2,207 veterans placed into employment out of 3,625 total veteran participants for a rate of 60.9%. The average hourly wage at placement was $11.59. Fiscal Year 2009: Current PY 2009 (July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010) accomplishments are unavailable. Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Programs supported with these funds shall 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.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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

Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals: Training.

Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Libraries/lnformation/Statistics

Beneficiary Eligibility

Veteran/Service person/Reservist (including dependents

Credentials/Documentation

According to the program"s Solicitation for Grant Application (SGA) and Standard 424, Application for Federal Assistance. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans" Employment and Training, in conjunction with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, is responsible for all funding decisions regarding this competitive grant program.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Section 168, Public Law 105-220, 29 U.S.C 2913.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

From 15 to 30 days. Within 21 days of the determination denying financial assistance the applicant may request a hearing through the Chief Administrative Law Judge, Department of Labor.

Renewals

From 90 to 120 days.

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

Funding is normally available during a 12-month period (program year). The methods of payment will be with an automatic payment management system. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly reporting of workload activities of veterans" who were provided employment services, referred to training and employment, entered employments, and employment retention.

HHS 272.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Federal Financial Report (SF 425) through the Department"s E-Grants system.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. "In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, non-federal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 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 $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133." For nongovernmental grant recipients, audits shall be performed in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-0174-0-1-504.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 08 $7,351,000; FY 09 est $7,641,000; FY 10 est not reported. - (Grants and Contracts) Program operates on a program year (PY) beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30. PY 08 actual $7,351,000; PY 09 est $ ; PY 10 est not available. PY 2008 (Performance period July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009) PY 2009 (Performance period July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010).

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

In PY 2008, twelve competitive grantees received 3rd year funding ranging from $195,000 (rounded) to $750,000.

PY 2009 grants will be awarded on July 1, 2009.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Information regarding program funding and eligibility can be found on our website at www.dol.gov/vets.

Headquarters Office

Kenneth Fenner 200 Constitution Ave, NW
Room S-1312, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: Fenner.Kenneth@dol.gov Phone: 202-693-4728

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Based on criteria in the Solicitation for Grant Application.



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