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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
  • Free college is now a reality in nearly 20 states

    December 14, 2018 – More states are adopting scholarship programs to increase the number of students attending college. For some high-schoolers, the possibility of free tuition is paving the way to a degree. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/14/free-college-is-now-a-reality-in-nearly-20-states.html

  • 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Program: Now Accepting Applications

    February 1, 2019 – Did you know that employers of all sizes can receive an Award from the U.S. Department of Labor for their efforts to recruit, employ, and retain America’s veterans? The 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Program is now accepting applications. The program highlights companies and organizations that are committed to hiring and retaining […]

  • 2019 NCHV Annual Conference – May 29-31

    January 31, 2019 – The NCHV Annual Conference sets the stage for the future steps that need to be taken to effectively end veteran homelessness – community by community – across the nation. This event is the largest gathering of community-based service providers working with homeless and at-risk veterans across the country. The theme for […]

  • SSVF Notice of Funding Availability Posted by the Department of Veterans Affairs

    December 19, 2018 – The Department of Veterans Affairs posted a Notice of Funding Availability for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF). SSVF provides supportive services grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives, who will coordinate or provide supportive services to very low-income veteran families. https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/ssvf/docs/SSVF_NOFA_Publication_2018_27465.pdf