Local Veterans" Employment Representative Program

Conduct outreach to employers including conducting seminars for employers, conducting job search workshops and establishing job search groups; and to facilitate employment, training, and placement services furnished to veterans in a State under the applicable State employment service or One-Stop Career
Center delivery systems whose sole purpose is to assist veterans in gaining and retaining 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.

Regional Administrators and State Directors for Veterans" Employment and Training Service listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: In Program Year 2006, (July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007) 175,837 veterans and other eligible persons who were served by LVER staff entered employment, for a rate of 62.3 percent; 78.6 percent of those retained employment for more than 180 days. During the same period, 27,440 recently separated veterans who were served by LVER staff entered employment, for a rate of 61.2 percent; 76.6 percent of those retained employment for more than 180 days. In Program Year 2007, (July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008) 168,906 veterans and other eligible persons who were served by LVER staff entered employment, for a rate of 64.2 percent; 81.5 percent of those retained employment for more than 180 days. During the same period, 32,852 recently separated veterans who were served by LVER staff entered employment, for a rate of 66.9 percent; 82.4 percent of those retained 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, expenses and reasonable support of Local Veterans" Employment Representatives who shall be assigned only those functions directly related to providing services to veterans according to provisions of 38 U.S.C.

4103 and 4104.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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

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, Jobs for Veterans State grant narrative and financial plans, staff directory, assurances and certifications are submitted to the Director for Veterans" Employment and Training (DVET) in each State, (see Appendix IV of the Catalog) in accordance with Jobs for Veterans Solicitations for Grant Application or annual modification instructions. The standard application forms or acceptable facsimiles to those furnished by the Federal grantor agency and required by OMB Circular A-102 (29 CFR, Part 97) must be used for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

Awards approved annually by Assistant Secretary for Veterans" Employment and Training (ASVET) are based on review 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 4104; Public Laws 107-288 and 109-461., Title 38, Part III, Section 41, Public Law 107-288, 38 U.S.C 4104, as amended by Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, Title 38, Part III, Section 4104, Public Law 109-461, 38 U.S.C 4104.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Ninety days following submission of an application pending the availability of a 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), but provided in quarterly allocations in accordance with approved spending plans. States may continue to obligate Fiscal Year funds until December 31 of each year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly reporting of: (1) accrued expenditures against budget categories in fiscal operating plans; and (2) workload activity of veterans" who were provided case management, referred to training and employment, received staff-assisted services and entered employment.

HHS 272.

ETA 9002 Series and VETS 200 Series.

Federal Financial Report (SF 425).

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

Cost accounting and performance records to be maintained according to grant agreement, regulations and Veterans" Program Letters.

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-0164-0-1-702.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 08 $73,028,000; FY 09 est $70,591,000; FY 10 est not reported. - Listed below are the actual allocations by State for FY 08 (Amounts in $thousands: AK-$197; AL-$1,335; AR-$796; AZ-$1,143; CA-$5,164; CO-$1,414; CT-$714; DC-$316; DE-$389; FL-$3,847; GA-$2,366; HI-$523; IA-$212; ID-$363; IL-$3,226; IN-$1,911; KS-$661; KY-$1,432; LA-$1,256; MA-$1,670; MD-$1,280; ME-$373; MI-$3,297; MN-$1,195; MO-$2,389; MS-$989; MT-$58; NC-$3,289; ND-$352; NE-$652; NH-$471; NJ-$878; NM-$781; NV-$476; NY-$4,261; OH-$500; OK-$1,420; OR-$918; PA-$3,329; PR-$262; RI-$280; SC-$1,401; SD-$75; TN-$1,961; TX-$6,316; UT-$10; VA-$2,297; VI-$58; VT-$334; WA-$2,139; WI-$1,430; WV-$506; WY-$116.

Listed below are the current allocations by State for FY 09 (Amounts in $thousands; subject to change): AK-$261; AL-$1,130; AR-$967; AZ-$1,200; CA-$5,051; CO-$1,485; CT-$729; DC-$205; DE-$294; FL-$4,179; GA-$2,702; HI-$297; IA-$98; ID-$249; IL-$2,727; IN-$1,797; KS-$702; KY-$1,694; LA-$891; MA-$1,704; MD-$1,396; ME-$365; MI-$3,316; MN-$1,138; MO-$2,243; MS-$1,113; MT-$69; NC-$3,215; ND-$370; NE-$98; NH-$389; NJ-$1,169; NM-$632; NV-$637; NY-$3,592; OH-$472; OK-$1,429; OR-$762; PA-$3,014; PR-$260; RI-$323; SC-$1,526; SD-$60; TN-$1,871; TX-$5,969; UT-$10; VA-$2,279; VI-$58; VT-$351; WA-$1,704; WI-$1,623; WV-$572; WY-$204.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Ranges from $10,000 to $5,969,000 based on awards during FY 08 and FY 09 year to date. Approximate average during FY 08 and FY 09: $1,354,000 (rounded).

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Title 38, United States Code, Section 4104; 20 CFR 1001.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Administrators and State Directors for Veterans" Employment and Training Service 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 Solicitation for Grant Application.



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