Administered through the Department of Labor (DOL)'s Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on the employment of veterans who are homeless. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards; local public agencies; and nonprofit organizations, including faith- and community-based organizations. HVRP applications are due 30 days from the date of publication in grants.gov, which was June 9, 2011.
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) held teleconferences for new applicants (June 15 and 22) and returning applicants (June 17) to provide information on the Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) and the HVRP program.
Please see below for teleconference descriptions— each call was targeted to a different audience.
“HVRP Program and Application: New Applicants”
Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at 3 p.m. EDT
NOTE: This call, scheduled due to overwhelming response, was identical to the call held on June 15 for new applicants.
“HVRP Program and Application: Returning Applicants”
Friday, June 17, 2011, at 3 p.m. EDT
1. HVRP Program and Application: New Applicants
On Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at 3 p.m. EDT, NCHV hosted a teleconference on the HVRP program and application process. This introductory teleconference focused on the objectives of HVRP, critical components of successful programs, and application requirements. Baylee Crone, NCHV Director of Technical Assistance, led this discussion, which included ample time for questions and comments.
New applicants seeking an introduction to HVRP and to the application process were encouraged to participate.
2. HVRP Program and Application: Returning Applicants
On Friday, June 17, 2011, at 3 p.m. EDT, NCHV hosted the second of two types of teleconferences on the HVRP program and application process, focusing primarily on the changes to the SGA. This teleconference gave an overview of the necessary program components and application requirements. Baylee Crone, NCHV Director of Technical Assistance, led this discussion, which included ample time for questions and comments.
Organizations that had previously applied for HVRP and were seeking clarification on the changes and program requirements were encouraged to participate.