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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
  • Check Your Eligibility On Benefits.gov

    Have you heard the news? Benefits.gov has launched a new feature! This new feature was designed with citizens in mind, to provide a quick and easy way to pre-screen eligibility for the benefits on our site. Head over to Benefits.gov, browse the benefit categories, select the benefit you are interested in, and answer a few […]

  • 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. […]

  • VA launches digital campaign encouraging mental health conversations

    May 1, 2019 – In recognition of Mental Health Month in May, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is launching ‘The Moment When’ campaign, a nationwide effort starting May 1 that will feature Veterans’ personal experiences with mental health treatment and recovery. https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5244  

  • 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 […]