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Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program

The Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program.

The purpose of the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) is to provide 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.

HVRP was initially authorized under Section 738 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act in July 1987. It is currently authorized under Title 38 U.S.C. Section 2021, as added by Section 5 of Public Law 107-95, the Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Assistance Act of 2001. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis to eligible applicants such as: State and local Workforce Investment Boards, public agencies, for-profit/commercial entities, and non-profit organizations, including faith based and community based organizations.

Grantees provide an array of services utilizing a case management approach that directly assists homeless veterans as well as provide critical linkages for a variety of supportive services available in their local communities. The program is "employment focused" and veterans receive the employment and training services they need in order to re-enter the labor force. Job placement, training, job development, career counseling, resume preparation, are among the services that are provided. Supportive services such as clothing, provision of or referral to temporary, transitional, and permanent housing, referral to medical and substance abuse treatment, and transportation assistance are also provided to meet the needs of this target group.

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Eligible Applicants: Applications for funds will be accepted from State and Local Workforce Investment Boards, local public agencies, for-profit/commercial entities, and non-profit organizations, including faith-based and community-based organizations. Applicants must have a familiarity with the area and population to be served and the ability to administer an effective and timely program.

Note that entities organized under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code are not eligible to receive funds under this announcement. Section 18 of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, Public Law 104-65, 109 Stat. 691 (2 U.S.C. 1611) prohibits instituting an award, grant, or loan of federal funds to 501(c)(4) entities that engage in lobbying.

HVRP Performance

VETS measures HVRP grantees based on homeless veteran participants' placement in employment. Below are the Program Year 2015 (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016) National Targets and Outcomes for the HVRP program.

PY 2015 (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) HVRP National Targets and Outcomes (as of 06.30.16)

 

Targets

Outcomes

All HVRP Participant Placement Rate

65%

69%

Homeless Female Veteran Placement Rate

62%

68%

Cost per Participant

$2,242

$2,007

Source: Veterans Employment and Training Operations and Programs Activity Report (VOPAR), HVRP Program Status Report

Below are the PY 2016 (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017) HVRP National Targets

 

Targets

All HVRP Participant Placement Rate

69%

Homeless Female Veteran Placement Rate

68%

Cost per Participant

$2,242

2017 HVRP Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

2017 Attachments