Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

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Homeless Veterans
Reintegration Program (HVRP)
Ken Fenner
NAEH Conference
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Legislative Authority
• 38 U.S.C. Section 2021, which provides that, “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, literacy, and skills training) to
expedite the reintegration of homeless veterans into the labor
force”.
• Public Law 113-37, the “Department of Veterans Affairs
Expiring Authorities Act of 2013’,’ reauthorizes HVRP through
2014.
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Primary Objectives
• 1) to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless
veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force;
and
• 2) to stimulate the development of effective service delivery
systems that will address the complex problems facing
homeless veterans.
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President’s Job-Driven Agenda
• Applicants must now demonstrate active engagement with
industry/employers to determine skills needed to pursue indemand jobs.
• Training must be targeted to specific industries, occupations,
and skills in demand.
• Training strategies must be geared towards providing skills for
jobs currently available.
• Work-based learning opportunities- - registered
apprenticeships, OJT, work experience, customized training.
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Grant Structure
• 1 year grants with potential for 2 option years;
• Competitive awards will range from a minimum of $100,000
to a maximum of $300,000 for each Urban grant; and
• From a minimum of $100,000 to a maximum of $200,000 for
each Non-Urban grant.
• HVRP grants perform on a Program Year Schedule (July 1
through June 30).
• Urban areas are Metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) in the list
of the 75 largest MSA in population according to the 2010 U.S.
Census.
• All Urban HVRP grant applicants must provide written
documentation and maps, if available, which demonstrate that
the proposed area to be served has a population of at least
698,030.
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Program Year 2014 Awards
• 156 total HVRP grants awarded in 2014
• Includes 18 Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with
Families; and
• 1 grant awarded to a Native American Tribe
• VETS awarded 2 Cooperative Agreements in 2014- - these are
1 year awards with potential for 3 option years
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Budget
Millions
45.0
40.0
35.0
30.0
25.0
20.0
15.0
10.0
5.0
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0.0
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Homeless Veterans Served
Program Year
Served
Placed
2008
13,777
7,859 (57.0%)
2009
14,399
8,472 (58.8%)
2010
15,956
9,447 (59.2%)
2011
16,412
10,744 (65.5%)
2012
17,480
11,317 (64.7%)
Totals
78,024
47,839 (61.3%)
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Stand Downs
• “Stand Down” is a military term referring to an opportunity to
achieve a brief respite from combat. Troops assemble in a
base camp to receive new clothing, hot food, and a relative
degree of safety before returning to the front.
• A Stand Down is a local community event where homeless
veterans are provided a wide variety of services and
incentives- - hot meals, clothing, employment information,
local housing information, providers coordinate with VA for
health assessments and benefits.
• VETS provides Stand Down funding in the form of noncompetitive grants that are awarded on a first-come, firstserved basis until available funding is exhausted.
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Contact Information:
• Ken Fenner, Competitive Grant Lead
• Email: [email protected]
• Phone: 202-693-4728
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