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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
  • US Department of Labor Awards $43.3M in Grants to Provide Employer-Driven Training, Support Reintegration of Homeless Veterans

    June 20, 2017 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today announced the award of $43.3 million in grants through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service to provide training to an estimated 21,000 homeless veterans to help them reintegrate into the American workforce. In all, the Department’s 2017 award will fund […]

  • Executive Order to Expand Apprenticeships, Vocational Training; Remove Burdensome Restrictions

    June 16, 2017 – Yesterday U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today welcomed President Donald J. Trump’s bold step towards fulfilling his promises to grow the American economy with the announcement of an executive order to expand apprenticeships and vocational training, close the skills gap and reduce regulatory burdens on workforce development programs. “There are […]

  • Addressing Reentry Issues

    June 13, 2017 – This Clearinghouse article, Legal Aid with Conviction – How to combat barriers to reentry by using the law, from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law may be of interest to those of you who work on reentry or criminal records issues. Vidhi Joshi, a Skadden Fellow at the Legal […]

  • Significant Increases in LA County Homeless Veteran Population

    June 7, 2017 – Los Angeles County’s homeless population has soared 23% over last year despite increasing success in placing people in housing, according to the latest annual count released at the end of May. The number of veterans experiencing homelessness rocketed with a 57% increase from 2016 to 2017. Veterans placed into housing saw […]

  • 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 […]

  • In Honor of Veterans Day

    November 4, 2016 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 […]

  • A Battle on the Homefront: Justice-Involved Veterans Seeking Employment

    September 15, 2016 Written by the NVTAC Blogger Lines are drawn On one hand, when hiring employees with criminal records, employers are worried about their risk of negligent hiring if they fail to do their due diligence in investigating the applicant’s background. An injured party can make a claim against an employer based on the […]