The Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) is an employment focused competitive grant program of the Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS), the only federal grant to focus exclusively on competitive employment for homeless veterans. Initially authorized in 1987 under Section 738 of Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, HVRP and its companion programs are currently authorized under Title 38 U.S.C. Sections 2021, 2021A and 2023. Over the years, HVRP's targeted approach has been very successful. In Program Year 2016 over 22,000 homeless veterans were served in American Job Centers, HVRP served over 16,000 participants in 2016, with roughly 8,000 being co-enrolled in American Job Centers.
HVRP has two core objectives: 1) to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force, and 2) to stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing homeless veterans.
For Program Year 2018, DOL-VETS identified three specific veteran populations as priorities for receiving HVRP services: 1) chronically homeless veterans; 2) homeless female veterans and veterans with families; and 3) incarcerated veterans, and a set of national goals for the overall program, see the 2018 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Each HVRP grantee plays a part in these larger goals by placing veterans in these priority groups into competitive employment at the local level.
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