APPLICATIONS DUE: May 12, 2015, 4:00 p.m Eastern Time
Description: The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), announces the availability of approximately $4 million in grant funds authorized by Title 38 of United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2021, which provides that the “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 and literacy and skills training) to expedite the reintegration of homeless veterans into the labor force.” VETS expects to award approximately 19 HVRP grants in program year 2015. HVRP grants address two objectives: to provide employment 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.
Applications proposing to serve homeless veterans under this Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) solicitation will fall into one of two categories: Urban or Non-Urban geographical areas. Applicants proposing to serve homeless veterans on Native American tribal lands are encouraged to apply. Grant awards will range from a minimum of $100,000 to a maximum of $300,000 for an Urban grant and a minimum of $100,000 to a maximum of $200,000 for a Non-Urban grant. Grants awarded under this solicitation will have a twelve (12) month period of performance and may be considered for additional years of funding depending upon funding availability and satisfactory performance. Though the period of performance is noted as 12 months, each grant year will require an additional 9 months of follow-up and reporting after the active performance period.
Title: DOL – Urban and Non-Urban Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) for Program Year (PY) 2015, July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.
Agency: Dept. of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes. The funding availability notice states:
“[A]pplicants should consider linking with community resources that can provide legal assistance to homeless veterans that need expungement of criminal records. Homeless veterans, homeless female veterans, and/or homeless veterans with families with dependent children may need assistance in areas of family law, domestic violence, child support enforcement, and poor credit history counseling and repair.”
Target Population: Homeless veterans
Expected Number of Awards: 19
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Cost sharing or matching funds are not required for this program. Please note that any resources contributed to the project are considered leveraged resources and do not constitute cost sharing or matching funds.
How to apply: Applicants for Federal grant and funding opportunities are required to have a DUNS number, and must supply their DUNS Number on the SF-424. Applicants must register with SAM before submitting an application. Instructions for registering with SAM can be found at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/#1.
Current Closing Date for Applications: May 12, 2015, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Estimated Total Program Funding: $4,000,000
Award Ceiling: $200,000 (non-urban grant) and $300,000 (urban grant)
Award Floor: $100,000
Eligible Applicants: State and local Workforce Investment Boards (SWIBs/LWIBs), local public agencies, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments), for-profit/commercial entities, and non-profit organizations, including faith-based and community-based organizations.
Link to Full Information: http://www.dol.gov/vets/grants/2015/revised-hvrp-py15-01-sga.pdf
Contract Information: All questions regarding this SGA should be directed to Cassandra Mitchell, Grant Officer, at 202-693-4570 (this is not a toll-free number). Applicants should e-mail all technical questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference SGA-VETS-15-01, along with question(s), include a contact name, fax and phone number. For additional information on the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program, please visit the VETS Website at http://www.dol.gov/vets.
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