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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
  • Workforce Programs Not Closing the Jobs Gap for Veterans

    August 16, 2017 – New research shows that the nation’s veterans were employed at much lower rates than nonveterans after receiving public workforce development services. In a new Upjohn Institute working paper, Colleen Chrisinger of the University of Oregon found that, six months after program receipt, 38 percent of veterans and 46 percent of nonveterans […]

  • VETS Monthly Employment Overview for July 2017

    August 16, 2017 – 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 […]

  • $1.3 M in DOL Grant Funds to Boost Women’s Participation in Apprenticeships

    August 10, 2017 – The WANTO Technical Assistance Grant Program is designed to help employers and labor unions recruit, train and retain women in apprenticeship and nontraditional occupations. This year, grant funds will be awarded to up to four community-based organizations to provide one or more of the following types of technical assistance: – Developing […]

  • Survey: Does the CDBG fund your employment services?

    July 27, 2017 – Heartland Alliance National Initiatives is seeking information. If you’re an employment services provider funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), consider completing this survey. They would like to hear more about how you are using these resources and perhaps integrating them with other funding such as HVRP. By learning about […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]