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17.801 Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP)

FEDERAL AGENCY:

OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR VETERANS' EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

AUTHORIZATION:

Veterans' Rehabilitation and Education Amendments of 1980; Public Laws 96-466, 100-323, 102-83, 102-501, 102-503; Public Law 102-568, 38 U.S.C. 4103A.
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To develop jobs and job training opportunities for disabled and other veterans through contacts with employers; promote and develop on-the-job training and apprenticeship and other on-the-job training positions within Federal job training (e.g. VWIP, VA programs); provide outreach to veterans through all community agencies and organizations; provide assistance to community-based groups and organizations and appropriate grantees under other Federal and federally-funded employment and training programs; develop linkages with other agencies to promote maximum employment opportunities for veterans; and to provide employability development and vocational guidance to eligible veterans, especially disabled veterans, utilizing a case-management approach to services, wherever applicable.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Formula Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Funds must be used only for salaries and expenses and reasonable support of Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists who shall be assigned only those duties directly related to meeting the employment needs of eligible veterans according to the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 4103A.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   State Employment Agencies designated under Section 4 of the Wagner-Peyser Act, as amended.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Special disabled, disabled and other Veterans.

Credentials/Documentation:   None.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 (29 CFR, Part 97) must be used for this program.

Application Procedure:   Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, submitted to the Director for Veterans' Employment and Training (DVET) in each State, as listed in Appendix IV along with program narratives and Fiscal Plans in accordance with instructions in a Solicitation for Grant Application (SGA) or annual modification instructions. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102 must be used for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedure:   Awards are approved annually by the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training (ASVET) based on recommendations of Regional Administrators and Directors for Veterans' Employment and Training in each State.

Deadlines:   Application submittal deadlines established by SGA, distributed by ASVET through the Grant Officer for each applicable fiscal year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Ninety days.

Appeals:   Not applicable.

Renewals:   Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   Specified by 38 U.S.C. 4103A (a)(1) that one DVOP specialist shall be assigned for each 7,400 veterans who are between the ages of 20 and 64 residing in such State. Data is obtained from the Department of Veterans' Affairs Office of the Controller, for the previous year. No matching is required.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Usually awarded for a fiscal year (October through September). States may obligate funds to provide assistance for a fifth fiscal year quarter (until December 31).

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Quarterly reporting of: (1) Accrued expenditures against budget categories in fiscal operating plans, and (2) workload activity of veterans' placements in jobs and training programs, job development contacts and number of veterans contacted to determine needs, entered employment and assigned case management and compliance with special provisions of the grant.

Audits:   Not applicable.

Records:   Cost accounting and performance records to be maintained in accordance with each grant agreement, regulations and Veterans' Program Letters.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   16-0164-0-1-702.

Obligations:   (Grants) FY 01 $81,615,000; FY 02 est $81,615,000; and FY 03 est $81,615,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:   Range from $68,000 to $13,298,000 for FY 2015. Average award: $2,146,588 (rounded). Range from $113,850 to $13,524,029 for FY 2016. Average assistance: $2,127,088 (rounded).

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Effective July 1, 1984, the reporting period for accomplishments was changed to a program year covering the period July 1 through June 30. At that time, it also became possible to separately identify the accomplishments of the DVOP staff specifically. Estimates of program accomplishments for future program years cannot be made in advance. Funding continues to be on a fiscal year basis. In fiscal year 2001, there were 52 applications and 52 awards made.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Title 38, United States Code, Section 4103A; 20 CFR 1001.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the Regional Administrator or State Director for Veterans' Employment and Training at the nearest office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office:   Maria E. Temiquel 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Room S-1325 , Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: temiquel.maria@dol.gov Phone: 202-693-4706 Fax: 202-693-4755

Web Site Address:  
http://www.dol.gov/vets

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Based on criteria in Solicitation for Grant Application.

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