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Thursday,

April 20, 2006

Part III

Department of Labor
Veterans’ Employment and Training
Service

Solicitations for Grant Applications; Non-


Urban Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration
Program; Veterans’ Workforce Investment
Program; Urban Homeless Veterans’
Reintegration Program; New Grantee
Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration
Program; Grants for Program Year (PY)
2006, July 1, 2006 Through June 30,
2007; Notices
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR counseling, supportive services, and providing job placement services, job
other assistance to expedite the training, counseling, mentoring,
Veterans’ Employment and Training reintegration of homeless veterans into supportive services, and other
Service the labor force. Successful programs assistance to expedite the reintegration
[SGA #06–02/PY 06] will also be designed to be flexible in of homeless veterans into the labor
addressing the universal as well as the force. Successful applicants will also
Solicitation for Grant Applications local or regional problems that have had design programs that are flexible in
(SGA); Non-Urban Homeless Veterans’ a negative impact on homeless veterans addressing the universal as well as the
Reintegration Program (HVRP) Grants reentering the workforce. local or regional problems that have had
for Program Year (PY) 2006, July 1, Under this solicitation covering Fiscal a negative impact on homeless veterans
2006 Through June 30, 2007 Year (FY) 2006, VETS anticipates that reentering the workforce. The HVRP in
up to $1,400,000 will be available for PY 2006 will seek to continue to
AGENCY: Veterans’ Employment and grant awards up to a maximum of strengthen development of effective
Training Service (VETS), Labor. $200,000 for each grant award. VETS service delivery systems, to provide
ACTION: Posting of SGA. expects to award approximately seven comprehensive services through a case
(7) grants. This notice contains all of the management approach that addresses
SUMMARY: The Veterans’ Employment necessary information and forms to complex problems facing eligible
and Training Service is posting apply for grant funding. The period of veterans trying to transition into gainful
availability of funds for the Non-Urban performance for these PY 2006 grants employment, and to improve strategies
Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration will be July 1, 2006 through June 30, for employment and retention in
Program. 2007. Two (2) optional years of employment.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: additional funding may be available, The only jurisdictions that are eligible
Cassandra Mitchell, Grants Management depending upon Congressional to be served through this non-urban
Specialist, Procurement Services Center, appropriations, the agency’s decision to competition for HVRPs are the
at (202) 693–4570. exercise the optional year(s) of funding, geographical areas in the United States
Date Extension: N/A. and satisfactory grantee and sub- other than the metropolitan areas of the
awardee(s) performance. 75 U.S. cities largest in population and
DATES: The closing date for receipt of
the application is May 22, 2006 at 5 I. Funding Opportunity Description the metropolitan area of San Juan,
p.m. (eastern time) at the address listed. The U.S. Department of Labor Puerto Rico (see Appendix G for a list
Executive Summary (Applicants For (USDOL), Veterans’ Employment and of the jurisdictions that are not eligible
Grant Funds Should Read This Notice Training Service (VETS), announces a to be served by the non-urban
In Its Entirety): The U.S. Department of grant competition under 38 U.S.C. 2021, competition for HVRPs).
Labor (USDOL), Veterans’ Employment as added by Section 5 of Public Law 2. Project Awareness Program
and Training Service (VETS), announces 107–95, the Homeless Veterans Information and Orientation Activities
a grant competition under 38 U.S.C. Comprehensive Assistance Act of 2001
2021, as added by Section 5 of Public (HVCAA). Section 2021 requires the In order to promote networking
Law 107–95, the Homeless Veterans Secretary of Labor to conduct, directly between the HVRP-funded program and
Comprehensive Assistance Act of 2001 or through grant or contract, such local service providers (and thereby
(HVCAA). Section 2021 requires the programs as the Secretary determines eliminate gaps or duplication in services
Secretary of Labor to conduct, directly appropriate to provide job training, and enhance the provision of assistance
or through grant or contract, such counseling, and placement services to participants), the grantee and sub-
programs as the Secretary determines (including job readiness, literacy awardee(s) must provide project
appropriate to expedite the reintegration training, and skills training) to expedite orientation workshops and program
of homeless veterans into the labor the reintegration of homeless veterans awareness activities that it determines
force. into the labor force. are the most feasible for the types of
The only jurisdictions that are eligible providers listed below. Grantees and
to be served through this non-urban 1. Program Concept and Emphasis sub-awardee(s) are encouraged to
competition for HVRPs are the HVRP grants are intended to address propose strategies for incorporating
geographical areas in the United States two objectives: (a) To provide services small faith-based and community
other than the metropolitan areas of the to assist in reintegrating homeless organizations (defined as organizations
75 U.S. cities largest in population and veterans into meaningful employment with social services budgets of $500,000
the metropolitan area of San Juan, within the labor force, and (b) to or less and ten (10) or fewer full-time
Puerto Rico (see Appendix G for a list stimulate the development of effective employees) into their outreach plans.
of the jurisdictions that are not eligible service delivery systems that will Project orientation workshops
to be served by the non-urban address the complex problems facing conducted by grantees and sub-
competition for HVRPs). homeless veterans. awardee(s) have been an effective means
HVRP grants are intended to address For this Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 grant of sharing information and informing
two objectives: (1) To provide services solicitation, VETS seeks applicants that the community of the availability of
to assist in reintegrating homeless will provide services through a case other services; they are encouraged but
veterans into meaningful employment management approach that networks not mandatory. Rather, grantees and
within the labor force, and (2) to with Federal, State, and local resources sub-awardee(s) will have the flexibility
stimulate the development of effective for veteran support programs. to attend service provider meetings,
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service delivery systems that will Successful applicants will have clear seminars, and conferences, to outstation
address the complex problems facing strategies and obtainable goals for staff, and to develop individual service
homeless veterans. Successful employment and retention of contracts as well as to involve other
applicants will design programs that employment for homeless veterans. agencies in program planning.
assist eligible veterans by providing job Successful applicants will design The grantee and sub-awardee(s) will
placement services, job training, programs that assist eligible veterans by be responsible for providing project

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awareness, program information, and available, and may be requested and Benefits Assistance Program, and
orientation activities to the following: explained in the budget narrative. Transitional Housing under Homeless
A. Direct providers of services to Provider Grant and Per Diem programs.
3. Scope of Program Design F. Networking, collaborating, and
homeless veterans, including shelter
and soup kitchen operators, to make In addition to the activities described coordinating efforts with veterans’
them aware of the services available to above, the project design must include service organizations such as: The
homeless veterans to make them job- the following services: American Legion, Disabled American
ready and to aid their placement into A. Outreach, intake, assessment, peer Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
jobs. counseling or mentoring to the degree Vietnam Veterans of America, The
B. Federal, State, and local agencies practical, employment services, and American Veterans (AMVETS), or etc.,
such as the Social Security follow-up support services to enhance to ensure participants apply for and/or
Administration (SSA), Department of retention in employment. Program staff receive other veterans’ benefits that they
Veterans Affairs (DVA), State Workforce providing outreach services should have may be eligible for.
experience in dealing with, and an G. Referral as necessary to health care,
Agencies (SWAs) and local One-Stop
understanding of the needs of, homeless counseling, and rehabilitative services
Career Centers (which integrate
veterans. Outreach activities must including, but not limited to: alcohol
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and
include and coordinate with the DVOP and drug rehabilitation, therapeutic
other employment and training
and LVER staff in the State Workforce services, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
services), mental health services, and
Agencies or in the workforce investment (PTSD) services, and mental health
healthcare detoxification facilities: to
systems’ One-Stop Career Centers services as well as coordination with
familiarize them with the nature and
System, Veterans’ Workforce Investment McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
needs of homeless veterans.
Program (VWIP), and the Department of Act (MVHAA) programs for health care
C. Civic and private sector groups, in Veterans Affairs. for the homeless, and health care
particular veterans’ service B. Provision of or referral to programs under the Homeless Veterans
organizations, support groups, job employment services such as: Job search Comprehensive Assistance Act
training and employment services, and workshops, job counseling, assessment (HVCAA) of 2001.
community-based organizations of skills, resume writing techniques, H. Referral to housing assistance, as
(including faith-based organizations), to interviewing skills, subsidized trial appropriate, provided by: local shelters,
provide information on homeless employment (work experience), job Federal Emergency Management
veterans and their needs. development services, job placement Administration (FEMA) food and shelter
The grantee and sub-awardee(s) will into unsubsidized employment, and job programs, transitional housing programs
also be responsible for participating in placement follow-up services to and single room occupancy housing
‘‘Stand Down’’ events. A ‘‘Stand Down’’ enhance retention in employment. programs funded under MVHAA and
is an event held in a locality, usually for C. Provision of or referral to training HVCAA, and permanent housing
one (1) to three (3) days, where services services such as: Basic skills instruction, programs for disabled homeless persons
are provided to homeless veterans along remedial education activities, life skills funded under MVHAA and HVCAA.
with shelter, meals, clothing, and money management training, on-
employment services, and medical the-job training, classroom training, 4. Results-Oriented Model
attention. This type of event is mostly vocational training, specialized and/or No specific model is mandatory, but
a volunteer effort, which is organized licensing training programs, and other successful applicants will design a
within a community and brings service formal training programs as deemed program that is responsive to the needs
providers together such as the appropriate to benefit the participant. At of the local community and achieves the
Department of Veterans Affairs, least 80% of the enrolled HVRP HVRP objectives. The HVRP objectives
Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program participants must participate in training are to successfully reintegrate homeless
Specialists (DVOP) and Local Veterans’ activities. veterans into the workforce and to
Employment Representatives (LVER) D. Grantees and sub-awardee(s) must stimulate the development of effective
staff from the State Workforce Agencies, perform a preliminary assessment of service delivery systems that will
Veteran Service Organizations, military each participant’s eligibility for address the complex problems facing
personnel, civic leaders, and a variety of Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) homeless veterans. Under the
other interested persons, groups, and service-connected disability, Government Performance and Results
organizations. Many services are compensation, and/or pension benefits. Act (GPRA), Congress and the public are
provided on-site with referrals also As appropriate, grantees and sub- looking for program results rather than
made for continued assistance after the awardee(s) will work with the veterans’ program processes.
Stand Down event. These events can service organizations or refer the For purposes of assessing
often be the catalyst that enables participants to DVA in order to file a performance of grantees selected under
homeless veterans to get back into claim for compensation or pension. this SGA, VETS will focus on two
mainstream society. The Department of Grantees and sub-awardee(s) will track performance measures described below.
Labor has supported replication of these the progress of claims and report However, grantees also will be required
events and many have been held outcomes in individual participant case to report additional performance
throughout the nation. management records. information, as required in DOL
In areas where an HVRP is operating, E. Coordination with veterans’ guidance on OMB Common Measures
grantees and sub-awardee(s) are services programs, including: DVOPs and as described below. All
expected and encouraged to participate and LVERs in the workforce investment performance outcomes will be reported
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fully and offer their services for all system’s One-Stop Career Centers, as quarterly using an Internet-based
locally planned Stand Down event(s). well as Veterans’ Workforce Investment reporting system for HVRP, with access
Toward this end, up to $8,000 of the Programs (VWIPs), Department of provided to successful grantees after the
requested HVRP grant funds may be Veterans Affairs (DVA) services, award process has been completed.
used to supplement the Stand Down including its Health Care for Homeless There are two (2) outcome measures
efforts, where funds are not otherwise Veterans, Domiciliary Care, Regional with established performance targets for

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HVRP grants. The first outcome measure agencies that encounter homeless disadvantage in the labor market. VETS
is the placement rate with a veterans. Once the eligible homeless recommends working hand-in-hand
performance target for grantees and sub- veterans have been identified, an with DVOP/LVER and other One-Stop
awardee(s) to meet a minimum assessment must be made of each Career Center staff to achieve economies
placement rate of 61.5%. This is individual’s abilities, interests, needs, of resources and to avoid duplication of
determined by dividing the number of and barriers to employment. In some services. DVOP/LVER staff may also be
participants placed into employment by cases, participants may require referrals able to provide grantees and sub-
the total number of HVRP participants. to services such as rehabilitation, drug awardee(s) valuable assistance in
While the percentage of HVRP or alcohol treatment, or a temporary tracking participants within their State
participants placed into employment is shelter before they can be enrolled into wage record management information
an important outcome, it is also the HVRP program. Once the eligible system for follow-up purposes at 90 and
necessary to evaluate and measure the homeless veteran is stabilized, the 180 days after a participant enters
program’s longer-term results, through assessment must concentrate on the employment.
the 90-day and 180-day follow-up employability of the individual and The applicant’s program must include
periods. The second outcome measure is whether the individual is to be enrolled tracking of program participants.
retention following placement with a into the HVRP program. Participant tracking should begin with
performance target for grantees and sub- A determination should be made as to the referral to supportive services and
awardee(s) to meet a minimum rate of whether the HVRP participant would training activities and continue at
retention of 58.5% at 180 days following benefit from pre-employment placement into employment and
placement. This is determined by preparation such as resume writing, job through the 90-day and 180-day follow-
dividing the number of participants search workshops, related employment up periods after entering employment. It
retained in employment at 180 days counseling, and case management, or is important that the grantee and sub-
following placement divided by the possibly an initial entry into the job awardee(s) maintain contact with
total number of participants placed into market through temporary jobs. veterans after placement to ensure that
employment. While there is no Additionally, sheltered work employment-related problems are
performance target established for environments such as the Department of addressed. The 90-day and 180-day
retention at 90 days following Veterans Affairs Compensated Work follow-ups are fundamental to assessing
placement, grantees are required to Therapy Program, classroom training, program results. Grantees and sub-
collect and report the rate of retention and/or on-the-job training must be awardee(s) need to budget for 90-day
in employment at that point. evaluated. Such services should be and 180-day follow-up activity so that it
In applying the Common Measures, noted in an Individual Employment can be performed for those participants
grantees will be required to collect Plan to facilitate the staff’s successful placed at or near the end of the grant
additional information according to the monitoring of the participant’s progress. performance period. All grantees and
Common Measures definitions but no Entry into full-time employment or a sub-awardee(s), prior to the end of the
performance targets for grantees will be specific job-training program should grant performance period, must obligate
established according to those follow, in keeping with the overall sufficient funds to ensure that follow-up
definitions during this period of objective of HVRP, to bring the activities are completed. Such results
performance. That is because the participant closer to self-sufficiency. will be reported in the final technical
baseline information required to The grantee should provide or arrange performance report.
establish performance targets does not for these supportive services that will
yet exist. Upon award, grantees will be enable the HVRP participant to II. Award Information
provided with detailed information successfully perform all the activities 1. Type of Funding Instrument
regarding the specific information specified in the Individual Employment
One (1) year grant with optional
required to be collected and reported. At Plan.
Job development, a crucial part of the funding for an additional two years.
this point, it is sufficient for grantees to
be aware of two requirements in employability process, usually occurs Note: Selection of an organization as a
addition to the requirements identified when there are no competitive job grantee does not constitute final approval of
above. First, it will be necessary for openings that the HVRP participant is the grant application as submitted. Before the
actual grant is awarded, USDOL may enter
grantees to collect and report on the rate qualified to apply for; therefore, a job
into negotiations about such items as
of retention in employment at 270 days opportunity with an employer is program components, staffing, and funding
following placement into employment. created, developed, and customized levels, and administrative systems in place to
Second, at the 180-day and 270-day specifically for that HVRP participant. support grant implementation. If the
points of retention in employment HVRP participants who are ready to negotiations do not result in a mutually
following placement, grantees will be enter employment and are in need of acceptable submission, the Grant Officer
required to collect and report the intensive case management services for reserves the right to terminate the negotiation
average weekly earnings of those employment purposes are to be referred and decline to fund the application.
retained in employment. This is to the DVOP and LVER staff at a One-
Stop Career Center. DVOP and LVER 2. Funding Levels
calculated by multiplying each
participant’s hourly wage by the average staff are able to provide HVRP The total funding available for this
number of hours per week that the participants the following services: job Non-Urban HVRP solicitation is up to
participant was employed during the development, employment services, $1,400,000. It is anticipated that
previous quarter. case management for employment approximately seven (7) awards will be
The applicant’s program should be purposes, and career counseling. Most made under this solicitation. Awards
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based on a results-oriented model. The DVOP and LVER staff received training are expected to range from a minimum
first phase of activity should consist of in case management for employment of $75,000 to a maximum of $200,000.
the level of outreach necessary to purposes at the National Veterans’ The Department of Labor reserves the
introduce the program to eligible Training Institute. All DVOP and LVER right to negotiate the amounts to be
homeless veterans. Outreach also staff provide employment-related awarded under this competition. Please
includes establishing contact with other services to veterans who are most at a be advised that requests exceeding

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$200,000 will be considered non- Eligible applicants will generally fall with potential employers and/or
responsive and will not be evaluated. If into one of the following categories: entrepreneurial opportunities.
there are any residual programmatic • State and local Workforce C. Applicants are encouraged to
funds, the Department of Labor reserves Investment Boards (WIBs), established utilize, through partnerships or sub-
the right to select for funding the next under Sections 111 and 117 of the awards, experienced public agencies,
highest scoring applicant(s) on the Workforce Investment Act. private non-profit organizations, private
competitive list developed for this SGA • Public agencies, meaning any businesses, faith-based and community
up to one (1) year after the initial public agency of a State or of a general organizations, and colleges and
performance period begins or June 30, purpose political subdivision of a State universities (especially those with
2007. that has the power to levy taxes and traditionally high enrollments of
spend funds, as well as general minorities) that have an understanding
3. Period of Performance corporate and police powers. (This of unemployment and the barriers to
The period of performance will be for typically refers to cities and counties.) A employment unique to homeless
the twelve (12) month period of July 1, State agency may propose in its veterans, a familiarity with the area to
2006 to June 30, 2007, unless modified application to serve one or more of the be served, linkages with the One-Stop
by the Grant Officer. It is expected that jurisdictions located in its State. This Career Center(s), and the capability to
successful applicants will begin does not preclude a city or county effectively provide the necessary
program operations under this agency from submitting an application services.
solicitation on July 1, 2006. All program to serve its own jurisdiction. D. Legal rules pertaining to inherently
funds must be obligated by June 30, • For-profit/commercial entities. religious activities by organization that
2007; a limited amount of funds may be • Non-profit organizations (including receive Federal Financial Assistance.
obligated and reserved for follow-up faith-based and community Neutral, non-religious criteria that
activities and closeout. organizations). If claiming 501(c)(3) neither favor nor disfavor religion will
status, the Internal Revenue Service be employed in the selection of grant
4. Optional Year Funding statement indicating 501(c)(3) status recipients and must be employed by
Should Congress appropriate approval must be submitted. grantees or in the selection of sub-
additional funds for this purpose, VETS Note that entities organized under awardee(s). The government is generally
may consider up to two (2) additional Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal prohibited from providing direct
years of optional funding. The Revenue Code that engage in lobbying financial assistance for inherently
Government does not, however, activities are not eligible to receive religious activities. These grants may
guarantee optional year funding for any funds under this announcement. not be used for religious instruction,
grantee or sub-awardee(s). In deciding Section 18 of the Lobbying Disclosure worship, prayer, proselytizing or their
whether to exercise any optional year(s) Act of 1995, Public Law 104–65, 109 inherently religious activities. In this
of funding, VETS will consider grantee Stat. 691 (2 U.S.C. 1611) prohibits context, the term direct financial
and sub-awardee(s) performance during instituting an award, grant, or loan of assistance means financial assistance
the previous period of operations as federal funds to 501(c)(4) entities that that is provided directly by a
follows: engage in lobbying. government entity or an intermediate
A. The grantee and sub-awardee(s) organization, as opposed to financial
2. Cost Sharing assistance that an organization receives
must meet, at minimum, 90% of
planned cumulative goals for Federal Cost sharing and matching funds are as the result of the genuine and
expenditures, enrollments, placements not required. However, we do encourage independent private choice of a
into employment, and training by the grantees and sub-awardee(s) to beneficiary. In other contexts, the term
end of the third quarter; and maximize the resources available to the ‘‘direct’’ financial assistance may be
B. The grantee and sub-awardee(s) HVRP program and it’s participants. used to refer to financial assistance that
must have complied with all terms an organization receives directly from
3. Other Eligibility Criteria
identified in the Solicitation for Grant the Federal government (also known as
A. The only jurisdictions that are ‘‘discretionary’’ assistance), as opposed
Application (SGA), grant award
eligible to be served through this non- to assistance that it receives from a State
document, and General and Special
urban competition for HVRPs are the or local government (also known as
Grant Provisions; and
geographical areas in the United States ‘‘indirect’’ or ‘‘block’’ grant assistance).
C. All program and fiscal reports must
other than the metropolitan areas of the The term ‘‘direct’’ has the former
have been submitted by the established
75 U.S. cities largest in population and meaning throughout this SGA.
due dates and the grantee and sub-
the metropolitan area of San Juan, E. To be eligible for enrollment as a
awardee(s) must verify these reports for
Puerto Rico (see Appendix G for a list participant under this HVRP grant an
accuracy purposes.
of the jurisdictions that are not eligible individual must be homeless and a
III. Eligibility Information to be served by the non-urban veteran defined as follows:
competition for HVRPs). • The term ‘‘homeless or homeless
1. Eligible Applicants B. The proposal must include a individual’’ includes persons who lack
Applications for funds will be participant outreach component that a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime
accepted from State and local Workforce uses DVOP/LVER staff and/or trained residence. It also includes persons
Investment Boards, local public outreach staff. Programs must be whose primary nighttime residence is
agencies, for-profit/commercial entities, ‘‘employment-focused.’’ An either a supervised public or private
and non-profit organizations, including ‘‘employment-focused’’ program is a shelter designed to provide temporary
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faith-based and community program directed toward: (1) Increasing living accommodations; an institution
organizations. Applicants must have a the employability of homeless veterans that provides a temporary residence for
familiarity with the area and population through training or arranging for the individuals intended to be
to be served and the ability to provision of services that will enable institutionalized; or a public or private
administer an effective and timely them to reintegrate into the labor force place not designed for, or ordinarily
program. and (2) matching homeless veterans used as, a regular sleeping

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accommodation for human beings. [42 questions should arise. To be • The grantee’s experience in serving
U.S.C. 11302(a)]. considered responsive to this the residents in the proposed service
• The term ‘‘veteran’’ means a person solicitation the application must consist area.
who served in the active military, naval, of three (3) separate and distinct • The proposed projects and activities
or air service, and who was discharged sections: The Executive Summary, the that will expedite the reintegration of
or released under conditions other than Technical Proposal, and the Cost homeless veterans into the workforce.
dishonorable. [38 U.S.C. 101(2)]. Proposal. The information provided in • A summary of anticipated
these three (3) sections is essential to outcomes, benefits, and value added by
IV. Application and Submission the project.
demonstrate an understanding of the
Information B. Section 2—Technical Proposal
programmatic and fiscal contents of the
1. Address To Request an Application grant proposal. consists of a narrative proposal that
and Amendments demonstrates the need for this particular
A complete grant application package
grant program, the services and
This SGA, together with its must not exceed 75 single-sided pages
activities proposed to obtain successful
attachments, includes all the (81⁄2″ x 11″), double-spaced, 12-point
outcomes for the homeless veterans to
information needed to apply. Additional font, typed pages (all attachments are
be served; and the applicant’s ability to
application packages and amendments included in the 75 page maximum). accomplish the expected outcomes of
to this SGA may be obtained from the Applications that contain more than 75 the proposed project design. All
VETS Web site address at http:// pages total will be considered non- applications must respond to the
www.dol.gov/vets, Federal Grant responsive. Major sections and sub- requirements for the program concept,
Opportunities Web site address at sections of the application should be required activities, and results oriented
http://www.grants.gov, and from the divided and clearly identified (e.g., with model set forth in Section I of the SGA.
Federal Register Web site address at tab dividers), and all pages shall be Required Content: There are program
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/ numbered. To be considered responsive activities that all applications must
index.html. The Federal Register may grant applications are to include: contain to be found technically
also be obtained from your nearest • An original, blue ink-signed, and acceptable under this SGA. Programs
government office or library. Additional two (2) copies of the cover letter. must be ‘‘employment-focused’’ and
copies of the standard forms can be • An original and two (2) copies of must be responsive to the rating criteria
downloaded from: http:// the Executive Summary (see below). in Section V(1). The required program
www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/ • An original and two (2) copies of activities are: Participant outreach and
grants_forms.html. the Technical Proposal (see below) that project awareness activities, pre-
All grant applications are to be mailed includes a completed Technical enrollment assessments, individual
to: Department of Labor, Procurement Performance Goals Form (Appendix D). employment plans for each participant,
Services Center, Attention: Cassandra Also include all attachments with the case management, job placement, job
Mitchell, Reference SGA #06–02, 200 technical proposal, such as the retention follow-up (at 90 and 180 days)
Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N– applicant’s information showing after individual enters employment,
5416, Washington, DC 20210, Phone outcomes of employment and training utilization and coordination of
Number: (202) 693–4570 (this is not a programs that it has had in the past employment services through the One-
toll-free number). three (3) years in terms of enrollments Stop Career Center System, including
• Applicants may also apply online at and participants who have entered into the DVOP and LVER staff, and with
http://www.grants.gov. Applicants employment. community linkages with other
submitting proposals online are programs that provide support to
• An original and two (2) copies of
requested to refrain from mailing a hard homeless veterans. All applicants must
the Cost Proposal (see below) that
copy application as well. It is strongly respond to the requirements for the
includes an original, blue ink-signed,
recommended that applicants using program concept, required activities and
Application for Federal Assistance, SF–
http://www.grants.gov immediately results-oriented model are described in
424 (Appendix A), a Budget Narrative,
initiate and complete the ‘‘Get Started’’ Section I.3. of the SGA.
Budget Information Sheet SF–424A
registration steps at http:// The following format for the technical
(Appendix B), an original, blue ink-
www.grants.gov/GetStarted. These steps proposal is recommended:
signed, Assurances and Certifications Need for the program: The applicant
may take multiple days to complete, and
Signature Page (Appendix C), a Direct must identify the geographical area to be
this time should be factored into plans
Cost Description for Applicants and served and provide an estimate of the
for electronic submission in order to
Sub-applicants (Appendix E), a number of homeless veterans in the
avoid facing unexpected delays that
completed Survey on Ensuring Equal designated geographical area. Include
could result in the rejection of an
Opportunity for Applicants (Appendix poverty and unemployment rates in the
application. If submitting electronically
F), and the applicant’s grant specific area and identify the disparities in the
through http://www.grants.gov it would
financial and/or audit statement dated local community infrastructure that
be appreciated if the application
within the last 18 months (does not exacerbate the employment barriers
submitted is saved as .doc, .pdf, or .txt
count towards the 75 page limitation). faced by the targeted veterans. Include
files.
• Any application received after the A. Section 1—Executive Summary: A labor market information and job
deadline will be considered as non- one to two page ‘‘Executive Summary’’ opportunities in the employment fields
responsive and will not be evaluated. reflecting the grantee’s and sub- and industries that are in demand in the
awardee(s) proposed overall strategy, geographical area to be served.
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2. Content and Form of Application timeline, and outcomes to be achieved Applicants are to clearly describe the
The application must include the in their grant proposal is required. The proposed program awareness and
name, address, telephone number, fax Executive Summary should include: participant outreach strategies.
number, and e-mail address (if • The proposed area to be served Approach or strategy to increase
applicable) of a key contact person at through the activities of this grant employment and job retention:
the applicant’s organization in case application. Applicants must be responsive to the

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Rating Criteria contained in Section V(1) agreement in place, if applicable. grantee and sub-awardee(s) be a well
and address all of the rating factors as Linkages with the workforce investment established service provider and not in
thoroughly as possible in the narrative. system are required. Describe any the initial start-up phase or process.
The applicant must: networks with any other resources and/ Proposed housing strategy for
• Describe the specific employment or other programs for homeless veterans. homeless veterans: Describe how
and training services to be provided If a MOU or other service agreement housing resources for eligible homeless
under this grant and the sequence or with other service providers exists, veterans will be obtained or accessed.
flow of such services; copies should be provided. These resources must be from linkages
• Indicate the type(s) of training that Linkages with other Federal agencies: or sources other than the HVRP grant
will be provided under the grant and Describe program and resource linkages such as HUD, HHS, community housing
how it relates to the jobs that are in with the Department of Housing and resources, DVA Grant and Per Diem
demand, length of training, training Urban Development (HUD), Department Program, or other local housing
curriculum, and how the training will of Health and Human Services (HHS), programs.
improve the eligible veterans’ and Department of Veterans Affairs C. Section 3—The Cost Proposal must
employment opportunities within that (DVA), to include the Compensated contain the following: Applicants can
geographical area; Work Therapy (CWT) and Grant and Per expect that the cost proposal will be
• Provide a follow-up plan that Diem programs. If a MOU or other reviewed for allocability, allowability,
addresses retention after 90 and 180 service agreement with other service and reasonableness.
days with participants who have providers exists, copies should be (1) Standard Form SF–424,
entered employment; provided. ‘‘Application for Federal Assistance’’
• Include the completed Planned Proposed supportive service strategy (with the original signed in blue-ink)
Quarterly Technical Performance Goals for veterans: Describe how supportive (Appendix A) must be completed.
(and planned expenditures) form listed service resources for veterans will be The Catalog of Federal Domestic
in Appendix D. If the Planned Quarterly obtained and used. If resources are Assistance number for this program is
Technical Performance Goals form provided by other sources or linkages, 17.805 and it must be entered on the
listed in Appendix D is not submitted, such as Federal, State, local, or faith- SF–424, in Block 11.
the grant application package will be based and community programs, the The organizational unit section of
considered as non-responsive. applicant must fully explain the use of Block 8 of the SF–424 must contain the
Linkages with facilities that serve these resources and how they will be Dun and Bradstreet Number (DUNS) of
homeless veterans: Describe program applied. If a MOU or other service the applicant. Beginning October 1,
and resource linkages with other agreement with other service providers 2003, all applicants for Federal grant
facilities that will be involved in exist, copies should be provided. funding opportunities are required to
identifying potential clients for this Organizational capability to provide include a DUNS number with their
program. Applicants are encouraged to required program activities: The application. See OMB Notice of Final
submit a list of their local area network applicant’s relevant current and prior Policy Issuance, 68 FR 38402 (June 27,
of service providers that offer and experience (within the last three year 2003). Applicants’ DUNS number is to
provide services to benefit HVRP period) in operating employment and be entered into Block 8 of SF–424. The
participants. Describe any networks training programs is to be clearly DUNS number is a nine-digit
with other related resources and/or described, if applicable. A summary identification number that uniquely
other programs that serve homeless narrative of program experience and identifies business entities. There is no
veterans. Indicate how the program will employment and training performance charge for obtaining a DUNS number.
be coordinated with any efforts that are outcomes is required. The applicant To obtain a DUNS number call 1–866–
conducted by public and private must provide information showing 705–5711 or access the following Web
agencies in the community. Indicate outcomes of employment and training site: http://www.dunandbradstreet.com/.
how the applicant will coordinate with programs that it has had in the past Requests for exemption from the DUNS
any continuum of care efforts for the three (3) years in terms of enrollments number requirement must be made to
homeless among agencies in the and participants who have entered into the Office of Management and Budget.
community. If a Memorandum of employment. An applicant that has If no DUNS number is provided then the
Understanding (MOU) or other service operated a HVRP, other homeless grant application will be considered
agreement with service providers exists, employment and training program, or non-responsive;
copies should be provided. VWIP program must also include the (2) Standard Form SF–424A ‘‘Budget
Linkages with other providers of final or most recent cumulative Information Sheet’’ (Appendix B) must
employment and training services to quarterly technical performance report. be included;
homeless veterans: Describe the Please note that the Department of (3) As an attachment to SF–424A, the
linkages, networks, and relationships Labor grant review panel members, who applicant must provide a detailed cost
the proposed program will have with will be reviewing all grant applications breakout of each line item on the Budget
other providers of services to homeless submitted as a result of this SGA, do not Information Sheet. Please label this page
veterans; include a description of the have access to any reporting information or pages the ‘‘Budget Narrative’’ and
relationship with other employment and systems during the review process, ensure that costs reported on the SF–
training programs in the One-Stop therefore, if final or most recent 424A correspond accurately with the
Career Center System such as Disabled cumulative quarterly technical Budget Narrative;
Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP), the performance reports are not submitted, The Budget Narrative must include, at
Local Veterans’ Employment the grant application may be considered a minimum:
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Representative (LVER) program, and non-responsive. • Breakout of all personnel costs by


programs under the Workforce The applicant must also provide position, title, annual salary rates, and
Investment Act such as the Veterans’ evidence of key staff capability to percent of time of each position to be
Workforce Investment Program (VWIP); include resumes, staff biographies devoted to the proposed project
list the type of services that will be organizational charts, statements of (including sub-grantees) by completing
provided by each. Note the type of work, and etc. It is preferred that the the ‘‘Direct Cost Descriptions for

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Applicants and Sub-Applicants’’ form have a DOL representative review and The only acceptable evidence to
(Appendix E); verify this data; establish the time of receipt at the U.S.
• Explanation and breakout of (7) A completed Survey on Ensuring Department of Labor is the date/time
extraordinary fringe benefit rates and Equal Opportunity for Applicants stamp of the Procurement Services
associated charges (i.e., rates exceeding (Appendix F) must be provided. Center on the application wrapper or
35% of salaries and wages); 3. Submission Dates and Times other documentary evidence or receipt
• Explanation of the purpose and (Acceptable Methods of Submission) maintained by that office. Applications
composition of, and methodology used sent by other delivery services, such as
to derive the costs of each of the The grant application package must Federal Express, UPS, etc., will also be
following: travel, equipment, supplies, be received at the designated place by accepted.
sub-awards/contracts, and any other the date and time specified or it will not All applicants are advised that U.S.
costs. The applicant must include costs be considered. Any application received mail delivery in the Washington, DC
of any required travel described in this at the Office of Procurement Services area has been erratic due to security
Solicitation. Planned travel after 5 p.m. e.d.t., May 22, 2006, will not concerns. All applicants must take this
expenditures may not exceed 5% of the be considered unless it is received
into consideration when preparing to
before the award is made and:
total HVRP funds requested. Mileage meet the application deadline, as you
• It is determined by the Government
charges may not exceed 44.5 cents per assume the risk for ensuring a timely
that the late receipt was due solely to
mile or the current Federal rate; submission, that is, if, because of these
mishandling by the Government after
• All associated costs for obtaining receipt at the U.S. Department of Labor mail problems, the Department does not
and retaining participant information at the address indicated; or receive an application or receives it too
pertinent to the follow-up survey, at 90 • It was sent by registered or certified late to give proper consideration, even
and 180 days after the program mail not later than the fifth calendar day if it was timely mailed, the Department
performance period ends; before May 22, 2006; or is not required to consider the
• Description/specification of, and • It was sent by U.S. Postal Service application.
justification for, equipment purchases, if Express Mail Next Day Service-Post 4. Intergovernmental Review
any. Tangible, non-expendable, personal Office to Addressee, not later than 5
property having a useful life of more p.m. at the place of mailing two (2) Not Applicable.
than one year and a unit acquisition cost working days, excluding weekends and 5. Funding Restrictions
of $5,000 or more per unit must be Federal holidays, prior to May 22, 2006.
specifically identified; and The only acceptable evidence to A. Proposals exceeding $200,000 will
• Matching funds, leveraged funds, establish the date of mailing of a late be considered non-responsive and will
and in-kind services are not required for application sent by registered or not be evaluated.
HVRP grants. However, if matching certified mail is the U.S. Postal Service B. There is a limit of one (1)
funds, leverage funds, or in-kind postmark on the envelope or wrapper application per submitting organization
services are to be used, an identification and on the original receipt from the U.S. and physical location serving the same
of all sources of leveraged or matching Postal Service. If the postmark is not HVRP participant population. If two (2)
funds and an explanation of the legible, an application received after the original applications from the same
derivation of the value of matching/in- above closing time and date shall be organization for the same physical
kind services must be provided. When processed as if mailed late. ‘‘Postmark’’ location serving the same HVRP
resources such as matching funds, means a printed, stamped or otherwise participant population are submitted,
leveraged funds, and/or the value of in- placed impression (not a postage meter the application with the later date will
kind contributions are made available, machine impression) that is readily be considered as non-responsive. Please
please describe in Section B of the identifiable without further action as do not submit duplicate original grant
Budget Information Sheet. having been applied and affixed by an applications as only one (1) grant
(4) A completed Assurance and employee of the U.S. Postal Service on application will be considered for
Certification signature page (Appendix the date of mailing. Therefore applicants funding purposes.
C) (signed in blue ink) must be should request that the postal clerk C. Due to the limited availability of
submitted; place a legible hand cancellation funding, if an organization was awarded
(5) All applicants must submit ‘‘bull’s-eye’’ postmark on both the Fiscal Year 2004 or Fiscal Year 2005
evidence of satisfactory financial receipt and the envelope or wrapper. HVRP funds for a specific physical
management capability, which must Applications cannot be accepted by e- location serving the same HVRP
include recent (within the last 18 mail or facsimile machine. participant population and will be
months) grant specific financial and/or The only acceptable evidence to applying for second and possible third
audit statements (does not count establish the date of mailing of a late year funding in PY 2006, then that
towards the 75 page limitation). All application sent by U.S. Postal Service organization at that specific physical
successful grantees and sub-awardee(s) Express Mail Next Day Service-Post location serving the same HVRP
are required to utilize Generally Office to Addressee is the date entered participant population will be
Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP), by the Post Office clerk on the ‘‘Express considered ineligible to compete for
maintain a separate accounting for these Mail Next Day Service-Post Office to these FY 2006 HVRP funds. Therefore,
grant funds, and have a checking Addressee’’ label and the postmark on due to the limited funding availability,
account; the envelope or wrapper and on the we are unable to award more than one
(6) All applicants must include, as a original receipt from the U.S. Postal (1) HVRP grant per organization at a
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separate appendix, a list of all Service. ‘‘Postmark’’ has the same specific physical location serving the
employment and training government meaning as defined above. Therefore, same HVRP participant population. A
grants and contracts that they have had applicants should request that the postal separate Director’s Memorandum
in the past three (3) years, including clerk place a legible hand cancellation Number 09–06 has been issued for
grant/contract officer contact ‘‘bull’s-eye’’ postmark on both the grantees that are eligible to apply for
information. VETS reserves the right to receipt and the envelope or wrapper. second and third optional year funding

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that includes detailed instructions on The applicant will document the need shelter. A disabling condition is defined
how to apply for these funds. for this project, as demonstrated by: (i) as a diagnosable substance use disorder,
D. There will not be reimbursement of The potential number or concentration serious mental illness, developmental
pre-award costs unless specifically of homeless individuals and homeless disability, or chronic physical illness or
agreed upon in writing by the veterans in the proposed project area disability including the co-occurrence of
Department of Labor. relative to other similar areas; (ii) the two or more of these conditions. A
E. Entities described in Section rates of poverty and unemployment in disabling condition limits an
501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code the proposed project area as determined individual’s ability to work or perform
that engage in lobbying activities are not by the census or other surveys; and (iii) one or more activities of daily living.
eligible to receive funds under this the extent of the gaps in the local Note: The applicant must complete
announcement because Section 18 of infrastructure to effectively address the Appendix D, the Recommended Format for
the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, employment barriers that characterize Planned Quarterly Technical Performance
Public Law No. 104–65, 109 Stat. 691, the target population. Goals, with proposed programmatic
prohibits the award of Federal funds to B. Overall strategy to increase outcomes, including participants served,
these entities. employment and retention in placement/entered employments and job
employment: 35 points [and up to 10 retention.
F. The only potential areas that will
be served through this Non-Urban additional points (for a total of 45 C. Quality and extent of linkages with
competition for HVRPs in FY 2006 are points) if overall strategy includes an other providers of services to the
the geographic areas in the United approach for addressing barriers to homeless and to veterans: 20 points.
States other than the metropolitan areas employment faced by chronically The application must provide
of the 75 U.S. cities largest in homeless veterans as described below.] information on the quality and extent of
population and the metropolitan area of The application must include a the linkages this program will have with
San Juan, Puerto Rico (see Appendix G). description of the approach to providing other providers of services to homeless
G. Limitations on Administrative and comprehensive employment and veterans in the local community
Indirect Costs: training services, including outreach, including faith-based and community
• Administrative costs, which consist pre-enrollment assessment, job training, organizations. For each service, the
of all direct and indirect costs job development, obtaining employer applicant must specify who the provider
associated with the supervision and commitments to hire, placement, and is, the source of funding (if known), and
management of the program, are limited post-placement follow-up services. the type of linkages/referral system
to and may not exceed 20% of the total Applicants must address how they will established or proposed. Describe, to the
grant award. target occupations that are locally in extent possible, how the project would
• Indirect costs claimed by the demand with career growth potential be incorporated into the local
applicant must be based on a Federally and that will provide wages to ensure community’s continuum of care
approved rate. A copy of the current self-sufficiency for the participant. approach and the local community’s ten
negotiated approved and signed indirect Supportive services provided as part of (10) year plan to end homelessness, if
cost negotiation agreement must be the strategy of promoting job readiness applicable (see Interagency Council on
submitted with the application. and job retention must be indicated. The Homelessness Web page at http://
Furthermore, indirect costs are applicant must identify the local www.ich.gov for additional
considered a part of administrative costs services and sources of training to be information). Describe how the
for HVRP purposes and, therefore, may used for participants. At least 80% of proposed project links to the
not exceed 20% of the total grant award. participants must participate in training appropriate State Workforce Agency and
• If the applicant does not presently activities. A description of the One-Stop Career Center(s) including
have an approved indirect cost rate, a relationship with other employment and coordination and collaboration with
proposed rate with justification may be training programs delivered through the DVOP/LVER and other One-Stop Career
submitted. Successful applicants will be One-Stop Career Center System must be Center staff, HUD, HHS, DVA, and other
specified. Applicants must indicate how local community-based programs and
required to negotiate an acceptable and
the activities will be tailored or the services that will be provided as
allowable rate within 90 days of grant
responsive to the needs of homeless necessary on behalf of the homeless
award with the appropriate DOL
veterans. A participant flow chart may veteran participants to be served.
Regional Office of Cost Determination or
be used to show the sequence and mix D. Demonstrated capability in
with the applicant’s cognizant agency
of services. providing required program services,
for indirect cost rates (See Office of Additional Points: Up to an additional including programmatic reporting and
Management and Budget Web site at 10 points under this section will be participant tracking: 25 points.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/ awarded to grant proposals that focus The applicant must describe its
attach.html). some of their effort on addressing the relevant prior experience in operating
• Indirect cost rates traceable and barriers to employment faced by employment and training programs and
trackable through the State Workforce chronically homeless veterans. A providing services to participants
Agency’s Cost Accounting System veteran who is ‘‘chronically homeless’’ similar to those that are proposed under
represent an acceptable means of is an unaccompanied homeless this solicitation. Specific outcomes
allocating costs to DOL and, therefore, individual with a disabling condition previously achieved by the applicant
can be approved for use in grants to who has either been continuously must be described, such as number of
State Workforce Agencies. homeless for a year or more, OR who enrollments, number of participants that
V. Application Review Information has had at least four (4) episodes of were placed into employment, cost per
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homelessness in the past three (3) years. placement into employment, benefits
1. Application Evaluation Criteria In order to be considered chronically secured, network coalitions, etc. The
Applications may receive up to 110 homeless, a person must have been applicant must also address its capacity
total points based on the following sleeping in a place not meant for human for timely startup of the program,
criteria: habitation (e.g., living on the streets) programmatic reporting, and participant
A. Need for the project: 10 points. and/or in an emergency homeless tracking. The applicant should describe

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its staff experience and ability to will make a final selection 3. Anticipated Announcement and
manage the administrative, determination based on what is most Award Dates
programmatic, and financial aspects of a advantageous to the Government, Announcement of this award is
grant program. Include a recent (within considering factors such as grant review expected to occur by June 20, 2006. The
the last 18 months) grant specific panel findings, geographical presence of grant agreement will be awarded by no
financial statement and/or audit (does the applicants, existing grants, or the later than July 1, 2006.
not count towards the 75 page areas to be served and the best value to
limitation). Final or most recent the government, cost, and other factors VI. Award Administration Information
financial and technical performance considered. The grant review panel’s 1. Award Notices
reports for other relevant programs must conclusions are advisory in nature and
be submitted, if applicable. Because A. The Notice of Award signed by the
not binding on the Grant Officer. Grant Officer is the authorizing
prior HVRP experience is not a However, if no application receives at
requirement for this grant, some document and will be provided through
least that minimum score, the Grant postal mail and/or by electronic means
applicants may not have any HVRP Officer may either designate no grantee
financial and technical performance to the authorized representative listed
or may designate an entity based on on the SF–424 Grant Application.
reports to submit but may have other demonstrated capability to provide the
similar type programmatic performance Notice that an organization has been
best services to the client population. selected as a grant recipient does not
reports to submit as evidence of
Further, the Grant Officer reserves the constitute final approval of the grant
experience in operating other
right to select applicants with scores application as submitted. Before the
employment and training type
programs. lower than the minimum or lower than actual grant award, the Grant Officer
E. Quality of overall housing strategy: the competing applications, if such a and/or the Grant Officer’s Technical
10 points. selection would, in the Grant Officer’s Representative may enter into
The application must demonstrate judgment, result in the most effective negotiations concerning such items as
how the applicant proposes to obtain or and appropriate combination of services program components, funding levels,
access housing resources for to grant beneficiaries. and administrative systems. If the
participants in the program and The grant review panel will screen all negotiations do not result in an
participants entering into the labor applicant cost proposals to ensure acceptable submittal, the Grant Officer
force. This discussion should specify expenses are allocable, allowable, and reserves the right to terminate the
the provisions made to access reasonable. Determinations of allowable negotiation and decline to fund the
temporary, transitional, and permanent costs will be made in accordance with proposal.
housing for participants through various the applicable Federal cost principles, B. A post-award conference will be
community resources such as HUD, e.g., Non-Profit Organizations—OMB held for those grantees awarded FY
DVA Grant and Per Diem Program, and Circular A–122. Unallowable costs are 2006 HVRP funds through this
other locally funded housing programs. those charges to a grant that a grantor competition. The post-award conference
HVRP funds may not be used for agency or its representatives determined is expected to be held in August 2006
housing purposes or purchasing or not to be allowed in accordance with and up to two (2) grant recipient
leasing of vehicles. the applicable Federal Cost Principles or representatives must be present. The
2. Review and Selection Process other conditions contained in the grant. site of the post-award conference has
If the grant review panel, ASVET, and not yet been determined, however, for
Grant applications will be reviewed planning and budgeting purposes,
by a Department of Labor grant review Grant Officer conclude that the cost
proposal contains an expense(s) that is applicants should allot four (4) days and
panel using the point scoring system use Washington, DC as the conference
specified above in Section V(1). The not allocable, allowable, and/or
reasonable, the application may be site. The post-award conference will
grant review panel will assign a score focus on providing information and
after objectively and carefully considered ineligible for funding.
Further, the grant review team, the assistance on reporting, recordkeeping,
evaluating each responsive grant grant requirements, and also include
application and all responsive grant ASVET, and the Grant Officer will
consider applicant information networking opportunities to learn of
applications will be ranked based on best practices from more experienced
this score. The ranking will be the concerning the proposed cost per
and successful grantees and sub-
primary basis to identify applicants as placement, percentage of participants
awardee(s). Costs associated with
potential grantees. The grant review placed into unsubsidized employment,
attending this conference for up to two
panel will establish a competitive range, average wage at placement, and 90 and
(2) grantee representatives will be
based upon the proposal evaluation, for 180-day retention in employment
allowed as long as they are incurred in
the purpose of selecting qualified percentages. The national average cost
accordance with Federal travel
applicants. For this solicitation, the per placement for HVRP for last year
regulations. Such costs must be charged
minimum acceptable score is 70. was $2,200. The Government reserves
as administrative costs and reflected in
The grant review panel, the Assistant the right to ask the applicant for
the proposed budget.
Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and clarification on any aspect of a grant
Training (ASVET), and Grant Officer application. The Grant Officer may 2. Administrative and National Policy
may further evaluate grant applications consult with the Department of Labor Requirements
deemed within the competitive range in staff on any potential grantee and/or All grantees and sub-awardees must
order to compare goals of other grant sub-awardee(s) concerns. The Grant comply with the provisions of Title 38
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applications deemed within the Officer’s determination for award under U.S.C. and its regulations, as applicable.
competitive range. The grant review SGA #06–02 is the final agency action.
team, the ASVET, and the Grant Officer The submission of the same proposal A. Administrative Program
may consider any information that from any prior year HVRP competition Requirements
comes to their attention, including past does not guarantee an award under this All grantees and sub-awardees,
performance of a previous grant, and Solicitation. including faith-based organizations, will

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be subject to applicable Federal laws • In accordance with Section 18 of D. 180-Day Follow-Up Report/
(including provisions of appropriations the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, Longitudinal Survey
law), regulations, and the applicable Public Law 104–65 (2 U.S.C. 1611), non- No later than 210 days after the grant
Office of Management and Budget profit entities incorporated under performance expiration date, the grantee
(OMB) Circulars. The grant(s) awarded 501(c)(4) that engage in lobbying must submit a Follow-Up Report/
under this SGA will be subject to the activities are not eligible to receive Longitudinal Survey showing results
following administrative standards and Federal funds and grants. and performance as of the 180th day
provisions, if applicable: • 38 U.S.C. 4215—Requirements for after the grant expiration date, and
• 29 CFR part 2—General priority of service for veterans in all containing the following:
Participation in Department of Labor Department of Labor training programs. (1) Final Financial Status Report SF–
Programs by Faith-Based and 269 Long Form (if not previously
Community Organizations; Equal 3. Electronic Reporting
submitted); and
Treatment of All Department of Labor All HVRP grantees will enter data and (2) 180-Day Follow-Up Report/
Program Participants and Beneficiaries. electronically attach their quarterly Longitudinal Survey identifying:
• 29 CFR part 30—Equal Employment technical performance and financial (a) The total combined (directed/
Opportunity in Apprenticeship and status reports, success stories, etc. into assisted) number of veterans placed into
Training. the U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ employment during the entire grant
• 29 CFR part 31—Nondiscrimination Employment and Training Service, period;
in Federally Assisted Programs of the Outcomes and Performance (b) The number of veterans still
Department of Labor—Effectuation of Accountability Reporting (VOPAR) employed after the 90 and 180 day
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. System according to the reporting follow-up period;
• 29 CFR part 32—Nondiscrimination requirements and timetables described (c) If the veterans are still employed
on the Basis of Handicap in Programs or below. at the same or similar job, and if not,
Activities Receiving Federal Financial what are the reason(s);
Assistance. A. Quarterly Financial Reports (d) Whether training received was
• 29 CFR part 33—Enforcement of No later than 30 days after the end of applicable to jobs held;
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of each Federal fiscal quarter, the grantee (e) Wages at placement and at the 90
Handicap in Programs or Activities must report outlays, program income, and 180 day follow-up periods;
Conducted by the Department of Labor. (f) An explanation of why those
and other financial information on a
• 29 CFR part 35—Nondiscrimination veterans placed during the grant, but not
Federal fiscal quarterly basis using SF–
on the Basis of Age in Programs and employed at the end of the follow-up
269, Financial Status Report, Long period, are not so employed; and
Activities Receiving Federal Financial Form, and submit a copy of the HHS/
Assistance from the Department of (g) Any recommendations to improve
PMS 272 draw down report. These the program.
Labor. reports must cite the assigned grant
• 29 CFR part 36—Nondiscrimination number. Agency Contact
on the Basis of Sex in Education
B. Quarterly Program Reports All questions regarding this SGA
Programs or Activities Receiving
should be directed to Cassandra
Federal Assistance. No later than 30 days after the end of Mitchell, e-mail address:
• 29 CFR part 37—Implementation of each Federal fiscal quarter, grantees also mitchell.cassandra@dol.gov, at tel: (202)
the Nondiscrimination and Equal must submit a Quarterly Technical 693–4570 (note this is not a toll-free
Opportunity Provisions of the Narrative Performance Report that number), or Eric Vogt, e-mail address
Workforce Investment Act of 1998. contains the following:
• 29 CFR part 93—New Restrictions vogt.eric@dol.gov, also at tel. (202) 693–
(1) A comparison of actual 4570. To obtain further information on
on Lobbying.
accomplishments to planned goals for the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration
• 29 CFR part 94—Government-wide
the reporting period and any findings Program of the U.S. Department of
Requirements for Drug-Free Workplace
related to monitoring efforts; Labor, visit the USDOL Web site of the
(Financial Assistance).
• 29 CFR part 95—Grants and (2) An explanation for variances of Veterans’ Employment and Training
Agreements with Institutions of Higher plus or minus 15% of planned program Service at http://www.dol.gov/vets.
Education, Hospitals, and other Non- and/or expenditure goals, to include: VII. Other Information
Profit Organizations, and with identification of corrective action that
Commercial Organizations. will be taken to meet the planned goals, A. Acknowledgement of USDOL
• 29 CFR part 96—Audit if required; and a timetable for Funding
Requirements for Grants, Contracts and accomplishment of the corrective 1. Printed Materials: In all
Other Agreements. action. circumstances, the following shall be
• 29 CFR part 97—Uniform C. 90-Day Final Performance Report displayed on printed materials prepared
Administrative Requirements for Grants by the grantee while in receipt of DOL
and Cooperative Agreements to State No later than 120 days after the grant grant funding: ‘‘Preparation of this item
and Local Governments. performance expiration date, the grantee was funded by the United States
• 29 CFR part 98—Government-wide must submit a final report showing Department of Labor under Grant No.
Debarment and Suspension (Non results and performance as of the 90th [insert the appropriate grant number].’’
procurement). day after the grant period, and • All printed materials must also
• 29 CFR part 99—Audit of States, containing the following: include the following notice: ‘‘This
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Local Governments, and Non-Profit (1) Final Financial Status Report SF– document does not necessarily reflect
Organizations. 269 Long Form (that zeros out all the views or policies of the U.S.
• Applicable cost principles and unliquidated obligations); and Department of Labor, nor does mention
audit requirements under OMB (2) Final Technical Performance of trade names, commercial products, or
Circulars A–21, A–87, A–110, A–122, Report comparing goals vs. actual organizations imply endorsement by the
A–133, and 48 CFR part 31. performance levels. U.S. Government.’’

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2. Public references to grant: When Career Centers and http:// SUMMARY: The Veterans’ Employment
issuing statements, press releases, www.workforce3one.org is another and Training Service is posting
requests for proposals, bid solicitations, Department of Labor resource site. The availability of funds for the Veterans’
and other documents describing projects National Association of Workforce Workforce Investment Program.
or programs funded in whole or in part Boards maintains a Web page at FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
with Federal money, all grantees http://www.nawb.org/asp/wibdir.asp Cassandra Mitchell, Grants Management
receiving Federal funds must clearly that contains contact information for the Specialist, Procurement Services Center,
state: State and local Workforce Investment at (202) 693–4570.
• The percentage of the total costs of Boards. Applicants may also review Date Extension: N/A.
the program or project, which will be ‘‘VETS’’ Guide to Competitive and DATES: The closing date for receipt of
financed with Federal money; Discretionary Grants’’ located at Web
• The dollar amount of Federal the application is May 22, 2006 at 5
page http://www.dol.gov/vets/grants/ p.m. (eastern time) at the address listed:
financial assistance for the project or Final_VETS_Guide-linked.pdf. For a
program; and U.S. Department of Labor, Procurement
basic understanding of the grants Services Center, Attn: Cassandra
• The percentage and dollar amount process and basic responsibilities of
of the total costs of the project or Mitchell, Re: SGA #06–03, 200
receiving Federal grant support, please Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N–
program that will be financed by non- see ‘‘Guidance for Faith-Based and
governmental sources. 5416, Washington, DC 20210.
Community Organizations on Partnering
B. Use of USDOL Logo with the Federal Government’’ at Web Executive Summary
In consultation with USDOL, VETS, pages http://www.whitehouse.gov/ The U.S. Department of Labor
the grantee(s) must acknowledge government/fbci and http:// (USDOL), Veterans’ Employment and
USDOL’s role as described below: www.dol.gov/cfbci. Also, the National Training Service (VETS), announces a
• The USDOL logo may be applied to Coalition for Homeless Veterans Web grant competition under the Veterans’
USDOL-funded material prepared for page at http://www.nchv.org. Workforce Investment Program (VWIP)
distribution, including posters, videos, Signed at Washington, DC, this 11th day of for Program Year (PY) 2006, as
pamphlets, research documents, April, 2006. authorized under Section 168 of the
national survey results, impact Eric Vogt, Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of
evaluations, best practice reports, and Grant Officer. 1998. This Solicitation for Grant
other publications of global interest. The Appendices: (Located on U.S. Applications (SGA) notice contains all
grantee(s) must consult with USDOL on Department of Labor, Veterans’ of the necessary information and forms
whether the logo may be used on any Employment and Training Service Web needed to apply for grant funding.
such items prior to final draft or final page http://www.dol.gov/vets, follow Selected programs will assist eligible
preparation for distribution. In no event link for the applicable SGA listed under veterans by providing employment,
shall the USDOL logo be placed on any announcements.) training, support services, credentialing,
item until USDOL has given the Grantee networking information, and/or other
Appendix A: Application for Federal assistance.
permission to use the logo on the item.
Assistance SF–424.
• All documents must include the Under this Program Year (PY) 2006
Appendix B: Budget Information Sheet SF–
following notice: ‘‘This documentation 424A. SGA, VETS anticipates that up to
does not necessarily reflect the views or Appendix C: Assurances and Certifications $6,900,000 will be available for grant
policies of the U.S. Department of Signature Page. awards up to a maximum of $750,000
Labor, nor does mention of trade names, Appendix D: Recommended Format for for each grant award. VETS expects to
commercial products, or organizations Planned Quarterly Technical award approximately nine (9) grants.
imply endorsement by the U.S. Performance Goals. The period of performance for these PY
Government.’’ Appendix E: Direct Cost Descriptions for 2006 grants will be July 1, 2006 through
Resources for the Applicant: The Applicants and Sub-Applicants. June 30, 2007. Two (2) optional years of
Department of Labor maintains a Appendix F: Survey on Ensuring Equal
Opportunity for Applicants.
additional funding may be available,
number of Web-based resources that Appendix G: List of 75 Largest Cities depending upon Congressional
may be of assistance to applicants. The Nationwide. appropriations, the agency’s decision to
Web page for the USDOL VETS at exercise the optional year(s) of funding,
http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/ [FR Doc. 06–3628 Filed 4–19–06; 8:45 am] and satisfactory grantee and sub-
main.htm is a valuable source of BILLING CODE 4510–79–P awardee(s) performance.
information including the program
highlights and brochures, glossary of I. Funding Opportunity Description
terms, frequently used acronyms, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WIA section 168 amended the
general and special grant provisions, training programs made available to
power point presentations on how to Veterans’ Employment and Training veterans (see 29 U.S.C. 2913). WIA
apply for HVRP funding, On-Site Service section 168 authorizes the Department
Monitoring Visits, etc. The Interagency [SGA #06–03/PY 06] of Labor to make grants to meet the
Council on Homeless at Web page needs for workforce investment
http://www.ich.gov has information Solicitation for Grant Applications activities of veterans with service-
from various departments that assist (SGA); Veterans’ Workforce connected disabilities, veterans who
homeless persons including updated Investment Program (VWIP) Grants for have significant barriers to employment,
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information on local community ten Program Year (PY) 2006, July 1, 2006 veterans who served on active duty in
(10) year plans to end homelessness and Through June 30, 2007 the armed forces during a war or in a
continuum of care plans. America’s AGENCY: Veterans’ Employment and campaign or expedition for which a
Service Locator Web page at http:// Training Service (VETS), Labor. campaign badge has been authorized,
www.servicelocator.org provides a and recently separated veterans within
ACTION: Posting of SGA.
directory of our nation’s One-Stop 48 months of discharge (under

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