Applications Due: April 26, 2019, 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Description: This funding solicitation is seeking grantees that will assist in providing services to reintegrate homeless veterans into the labor force by placing them into meaningful employment and to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans. The grant defines meaningful employment is defined as open and competitive paid employment, in line with the homeless veteran’s aspirations, talents, and abilities. Ideally, the employment should provide a family sustaining wage or, in other words, at least the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet his or her basic financial needs.
Funding Title: Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), Incarcerated Veterans’ Transition Program (IVTP), and the Homeless Female Veterans’ and Veterans’ with Families Program (HFVVWF) (referred to collectively as HVRP)
Agency Name: Veterans Employment and Training Service
Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-VETS-19-01
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: No.
However, a legal aid program would be a contractor or sub-recipient. Furthermore, the executive summary also lists what HVRP grantees have historically provided, listing a number of actions which could describe legal aid, including:
Ability to deliver or connect participants to effective job training, counseling, and other wraparound services, such as the provision of housing and necessary health services as the means for expediting the reintegration of eligible veterans into the labor force;
Ability to provide services specifically tailored to the needs of female homeless veterans and homeless veterans with families as appropriate;
Ability to provide services specifically tailored to the needs of incarcerated or recently incarcerated veterans who are at risk of homelessness as appropriate; and
Ability to provide services to chronically homeless veterans as appropriate.
Expected Number of Awards: Doesn’t State
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Estimated Total Program Funding: $13,500,000
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $0
Current Closing Date for Applications: by April 26, 2019, 04:00 p.m., Eastern Time
Eligible Applicants: The following organizations are eligible to apply:
• State Government
• County Government
• City or Township Government
• Special District Government
• 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 Agencies
• Nonprofit Organizations
• 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
• Faith-based organizations
How to Apply: Applicants must identify in the abstract if an application is Priority 1 (HVRP), Priority 2 (HFVVWF), or Priority 3 (IVTP). If one single priority is not explicitly identified in the abstract, the application will be reviewed under Priority 1 (HVRP). There will be no additional changes or discussions of this priority determination during or after the competition. There will be NO exceptions.
Applicants may submit multiple applications to serve the same service delivery area, if each application is for a different priority. Applicants may also identify one or more service delivery areas for each unique application submitted.
The service delivery area and corresponding priority MUST be stated clearly in the abstract. DOL will not read the entire application to make this determination.
Applicants will receive prioroity consideration of two (2) bonus points if the applicant’s proposed service delivery area is in a qualified Opportunity zone as designated by the Secretary of Treasury; applicants will not receive additional bonus points for more than one Opportunity Zone.
Contact Information: For further information about this FOA, please contact Kia Mason, Grant Officer, Office of Grants Management, at (202) 693-2606. Applicants should email all technical questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and must specifically reference FOA-VETS-19-01. Include a contact name, email address, fax, and phone number.