DOL – Veterans’ Employment and Training Service – Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (2017)

Applications Due: March 31, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time


The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), announces the availability of approximately $12 million in grant funds authorized under Title 38 of United States Code (U.S.C.), Sections 2021 and 2023. You may apply for a 12-month grant. The grant period of performance is July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. We anticipate awarding approximately $12 million in different communities throughout the country. The maximum limit for an individual award is $500,000. Please note that an applicant operating an HVRP grant during July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, must plan in its application to provide follow-up services for former program participants using funds made available under this solicitation.

The purpose of these funds is to conduct programs to provide job training, counseling, placement, and related services to expedite the reintegration of homeless and incarcerated veterans (eligible veterans) into the labor force. As the applicant, you are encouraged to design programs that address the employment challenges faced by eligible veterans in consultation with industry, employers, and employer associations to identify the skills needed for in-demand jobs and careers.

Funding Title: Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP) and the Homeless Female Veterans’ and Homeless Veterans’ with Families Program (HFVVWF)

Agency Name: Veterans Employment and Training Service

Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-VETS-17-01 

Funding Instrument Type: Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid: No. However, grantees are required to deliver or connect veteran participants to wraparound services that address employment barriers.

Target Population: Special emphasis placed on chronically homeless veterans, female homeless veterans, homeless veterans with families and incarcerated or recently incarcerated veterans who are at risk of homelessness

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  No

Estimated Total Program Funding: $12,000,000

Award Ceiling: $500,000

Award Floor: $0

How to Apply: All of the information and links to forms needed to apply for grant funding can be found here.

Current Closing Date for Applications: by March 31, 2017 by 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time

Eligible Applicants: The following organizations are eligible to apply:

  • State Government
  • County Government
  • City or Township Government
  • Special District Government
  • Regional Organization
  • U.S. Territory or Possession
  • Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
  • Private Institution of Higher Education
  • Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Federally Recognized)
  • Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
  • Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization
  • Public and Indian Housing
  • Nonprofit Organization with IRS 501(c)(3) Status
  • For profit/commercial entities
  • State and Local Workforce Development Boards (SWDBs/LWDBs) established under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Other State and Local Government Agencies

 Link to Full Announcement: Here   

Contact Information: For further information about this FOA, please contact Ashley Hoek, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grants Management, at (202) 693-3632. Applicants should e-mail all technical questions to and must specifically reference FOA-VETS-17-01, and along with question(s), include a contact name, fax, and phone number.



Categories: Department of Labor, Education Organizations, Employment, Government Organizations, Homeless, Native American Tribes or Tribal Organizations, Non-profit Organizations, Reentry, Subgrant Possibilities, Veterans

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