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17.804 Local Veterans' Employment Representative Program

FEDERAL AGENCY:

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

AUTHORIZATION:

Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944; Title IV, Section 602; Public Laws 92-502, 92-540, 94-502, 94-606, 100-323, 102- 76, and 102-83; 38 U.S.C. 4104.
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To provide job development, placement, and support services directly to veterans and to ensure that there is local supervision of State Employment Agencies compliance with Federal regulations, performance standards, and grant agreement provisions in carrying out requirements of 38 U.S.C. 4104 in providing veterans with maximum employment and training opportunities.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Formula Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Funds may be used only for salaries, expenses and reasonable support of Local Veterans' Employment Representatives who shall be assigned only those functions directly related to providing services to veterans according to provisions of 38 U.S.C. 4103 and 4104.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

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

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Veterans.

Credentials/Documentation:   Determination of allowable cost shall be made in accordance with cost principles contained in OMB Circular No. A-87.

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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 97) must be used for this program.

Application Procedure:   Standard Form 424, statement of work, program narrative, and Fiscal Plans are submitted to the Director for Veterans' Employment and Training (DVET) in each State, (see Appendix IV of the Catalog) in accordance with instructions in the Solicitation for Grant Application or annual modification instructions. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedure:   Awards approved annually by Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training (ASVET) are based on review and recommendations by Regional Administrators for Veterans' Employment and Training (RAVETs) and DVETs.

Deadlines:   Application submittal deadlines established by a Solicitation for Grant Application or Veterans' Program Letter distributed by the 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:   38 U.S.C. 4104 states that, as nearly as practicable each State Employment Service attempt to fund (1) One full-time LVER assigned to each local ES office with 1,100 or more registered veterans, (2) one additional full-time LVER may be assigned to each local ES office for each 1,500 registered veterans above 1,100, and (3) one half-time LVER assigned to each local ES office with at least 350 but less than 1,100 registered veterans. There are no matching requirements.

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

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Quarterly reporting of (1) Accrued expenditures against budget categories in fiscal operating plans, and (2) workload activity compared to agency performance standards pertinent to veterans for placement, counseling, enrolled in training, and received reportable service in accordance with grant provisions.

Audits:   Not applicable.

Records:   Cost accounting and performance records to be maintained according to grant agreement, regulations and Veterans' Program Letters.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

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

Obligations:   (Grants) FY 01 $77,253,000; FY 02 est $77,253,000; and FY 03 est $77,253,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

Ranges from $0 to $6,507,000 for FY 2015. Average award: $1,170,619 (rounded).

Ranges from $0 to $5,958,324 for FY 2016. Average assistance: $1,068,703 (rounded).

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
The reporting period for accomplishments was changed to a program year covering the period of July 1 through June 30, effective July 1, 1984. At that time, it also became possible to separately identify the accomplishments of the LVER 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 53 applications and 53 awards made to States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Island and the District of Columbia.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

20 CFR 1030.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the Regional Administrators and State Directors for Veterans' Employment and Training Service 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 Solicitation for Grant Application.

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