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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
  • 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

  • VHA DOL Partnership Webinar Blog

    December 17, 2018 – There have been numerous examples of successful interagency collaboration between VA’s Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services (HVCES) Community Employment Coordinators (CECs) and DOL’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) grantees that deserve to be highlighted. A recent webinar that featured CECs and HVRP grantees in Boston, MA and Honolulu, HI describes lessons […]

  • Helping Homeless Veterans Return to Work

    December 12, 2018 – NVTAC is proud to introduce 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 grantee trying to […]

  • Webinar: Complex Issues and Housing Solutions for Veterans Who Need to Register as Sex Offenders

    November 28, 2018 – Challenges in finding housing for Veterans who need to register as sex offenders has been identified as the number one unmet need among homeless Veterans since 2011, the year the item was added to the national CHALENG survey.  More recently, the issue has also emerged as a critical challenge at VA […]