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Veteran's Program Letter No. 2-97

November 19, 1996

Veterans' Program Letter No. 2-97

To: All Regional Administrators and Directors for Veterans' Employment and Training

All State Employmnet Security Agency Administrators (SESAs)

All Regional Administrators, Employment and Training Administration

From: Preston M. Taylor Jr. //signed//

Subject: Revised State Fiscal Operating Plan (SFOP) Form to Include FY 1996 DVOP/LVER Carryover Columns (5th quarter columns) and Revised Instructions

I. Purpose: To distribute to State Employment Security Agencies (SESAs) and Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) staff a revised State Fiscal Operating Plan (SFOP) form. The revised plan also includes instructions on proper completion of the new format.

II. Reference: Solicitation for Grant Application (FY 1995 SG); Veterans' Program Letters (VPLs) 4-96 and 8-96.

III. Background: The SGA and VPL 4-96 indicate that upon notice of an appropriation states will be notified by the DVET to submit a SFOP. VPL 5-96 states that when there is a carryover it is to be included in a new fiscal year SFOP (5th quarter columns) and the carry-over dollar amount identified in a narrative explanation. It further states that a revised SFOP form is being developed and will be issued under separate cover. The new and revised SFOP is attached. Grant awards for FY 97 were signed by the Grants Officer on October 25, 1996, and Notice of Obligation Authority (NOAs) were subsequently issued to SESAs by Regional Administrators for Veterans' Employment and Training (RAVETs).

IV. Actions Required:

A. Directors for Veterans' Employment and Training (DVET) will notify SESAs of the need to prepare and submit a SFOP based on the approved FY 1997 Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP)/Local Veterans' Employment Representative (LVER) grant modification.

B. DVETS will meet with their respective State agency counterparts to discuss and explain the revisions to the SFOP format. The DVET will provide, upon request, technical assistance in completing the form.

C. Grantees are to submit a completed SFOP to their DVET no later than close of business on December 16, 1996.

D. DVETs, after reviewing the SFOP form for accuracy and completeness, will submit the form to the Chicago DVOP/LVER Regional Lead Center thru the appropriate Regional Administrator within five (5) work days after receipt from the state agency.

Inquiries: Grantee's questions should be referred to their DVET. Issues that cannot be resolved at the Regional Office should be addressed to either the Chicago Regional Lead Center (Ronald Bachman/Joel Delofsky) at (312) 353-0970 or Raymond Higgins/Ron Benson in the National Office on (202) 219-9105/8611.