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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
  • Helping Homeless Veterans Return to Work: A new online training for HVRP Staff

    January 19, 2018 – NVTAC is thrilled to announce the launch of Helping Homeless Veterans Return to Work a self-paced online training course developed for staff members of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) grantees. Whether you are a brand new grantee trying to ramp up a program, or a long-term […]

  • Opportunity to Broaden and Deepen Your HVRP Services with SAMHSA Grants

    January 17, 2018 – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 –Treatment for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbance or Co-Occurring Disorders Experiencing Homelessness (Short Title: Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness). Grant applications are due Friday March […]

  • Google Launches New IT Course, Offers Access to Jobs and Scholarships

    January 16, 2018 – Google and online learning giant Coursera on Tuesday unveiled a new certificate program to train Americans, including those without college degrees, for entry-level IT jobs. More background at https://www.coursera.org/specializations/google-it-support. Enrollment (through SurveyMonkey) begins January 23. The program, which consists of six courses that can be part-time completed in eight to 12 […]

  • VETS Monthly Employment Overview for December 2017

    January 8, 2018 – The Veterans’ Employment & Training Service’s (VETS) monthly Veteran Employment Update is a review of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly Economic News Release. The update includes unemployment information by veteran status, gender, and post-9/11 Era service, as well as state-by-state data and growth of industry sectors nationwide. Also […]

  • In Honor of Veterans Day

    November 10, 2017 Written by the NVTAC Blogger On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1919, guns stopped firing, and the “Great War” ended. That was the day the Allies and the Germans signed the armistice that ended “the war to end all wars”; the day was […]

  • Helping Clients Who Have Pets

    July 11, 2017 Written by the NVTAC Blogger People love their pets. The size of the pet industry in the United States is calculated at more than $60 billion per year. (1) Many people experiencing homelessness have pets and love them as much as their housed counterparts; they also often rely on them for companionship […]

  • Are Tiny Homes Suitable as Housing for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness?

    March 3, 2017 Written by the NVTAC blogger The “Tiny House” (sometimes called “Small House”) movement is a social and architectural phenomenon that came to prominence after the Hurricane Katrina disaster, and even more so during the housing market crash of 2007 to 2008. (1) People were drawn to tiny houses for financial reasons, as […]

  • More Attention Needed to Adding Employment Assistance to Improve Stability in Rapid Re-Housing

    January 3, 2017 Written by the NVTAC Blogger Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) is concerned with helping households return to permanent housing after a homeless episode. Families who enter rapid RRH programs must be able to afford their rent when they leave the program, and many, though not all, RRH programs require a certain amount of income […]