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BP1 Partnering with Employers for Job-Driven Training

  • Engage employers
  • Identify labor needs in growth industries
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BP2 Outreach Strategies

  • Raise community awareness about veteran employment
  • Build relationships with referral sources
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BP3 Employment Assessments

  • Engage veterans to identify their occupational goal, preferences, and timeline
  • Determine strengths, challenges, and training needs
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BP4 Helping Veterans Transition to Jobs and Keep Them

  • Use Motivational Interviewing and other relevant tested practices
  • Individualize a job retention plan, incentives and follow along supports
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BP5 Benefits Counseling

  • Use case management process that helps veterans access benefits and services.
  • Access knowledgeable and skilled staff in VA, SSA, and other benefits.
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BP6 Establishing Partnerships with Transitional and Permanent Housing

  • Establish in-place strategy to enroll veterans in HVRP before they enter permanent housing
  • Integrate housing options within the parent organization or through partnerships
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BP7 Recruiting and Retaining Excellent Staff

  • Hire veterans on staff
  • Build the HVRP team
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BP8 Measuring Outcomes

  • Use HVRP results to inform program decisions and make improvements
  • Engage HVRP participants in program evaluation activities and data analysis
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BP9 Braided Funding

  • Secure additional funds to support HVRP mission
  • Use additional funds to supplement or enhance HVRP activities (e.g., incentives)
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BP10 Services to Specific Target Populations

  • Tailor services to certain populations, such as: women veterans, justice-involved veterans, younger veterans, and more
  • Virtual Learning Class: Working with Special Veteran Populations

    April 22 – In June, the National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC) will offer a Virtual Learning Class (VLC) on Working with Special Veteran Populations. Why focus on special populations? By definition HVRPs work with a special population of veterans – those experiencing homelessness – but within that group there are many subpopulations of veterans. […]

  • DOL-VETS Releases New Resources from the Women Veteran Program

    April 22 – Two new webinars and one handout have been uploaded on the www.dol.gov/vets/womenveterans webpage. The webinars are available in YouTube, downloadable PPTX, and downloadable transcript formats. These three products are: • 2018 Gender and Veteran Demographics Webinar; • 2018 Employment, Unemployment, and Education Webinar; AND • Employment Rates of Women Veterans Enrolled in […]

  • New Resources For Supporting Veterans Who Have Experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

    April 11, 2019 – The US Department of Veterans Affairs has released several resources for supporting veterans who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma (MST). MST is sexual assault or sexual harassment that occurred during military service. These resources, including contact information for MST Coordinators in all 50 states, can be found here: MST General Brochure […]

  • Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) Grants

    March 27, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced the availability of approximately $13.5 million in Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) grants. HVRP grants provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into the labor force with meaningful employment and in stimulating the development of effective service delivery […]