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Indiana PYs 2020-2023 Published Approved

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  • Jobs for Veterans’ State Grants

    (OMB Control Number: 1225-0086)

    The Jobs for Veterans’ State Grants (JVSG) are mandatory, formula-based staffing grants to States (including DC, PR, VI and Guam). The JVSG is funded annually in accordance with a funding formula defined in the statute (38 U.S.C. 4102A (c) (2) (B) and regulation and operates on a fiscal year (not program year) basis, however, performance metrics are collected and reported quarterly on a Program Year basis (as with the ETA-9002 Series). Currently, VETS JVSG operates on a multi-year grant approval cycle modified and funded annually.

    In accordance with 38 U.S.C. § 4102A(b)(5) and § 4102A(c), the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training (ASVET) makes grant funds available for use in each State to support Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists and Local Veterans' Employment Representatives (LVER) staff. As a condition to receive funding, 38 U.S.C. § 4102A(c)(2) requires States to submit an application for a grant that contains a State Plan narrative, which includes:

c. The manner in which DVOP specialists and LVER staff are integrated into the State’s employment service delivery system or American Job Center;

Current Narrative:

DVOP specialists and LVERs are an essential part of and fully integrated into the AJC network. They are included among the AJC partner staff, which consists of all staff employed by programs or activities. DVOP specialists and LVERs are an essential part of and fully integrated into the AJC network. They are included among the AJC partner staff, which consists of all staff employed by programs or activities operated by AJC partners listed in 29 U.S.C. 2841(b) that provide online and/or in-person workforce development or related support services as part of the workforce development system. Other AJC partner staff members include staff of WIOA, WP, and other AJC network partner programs. The LVER should be integrated into the WorkOne Employment Team or Business Services Team (or equivalents). The difference between the LVER and any other member of the team is that the LVER advocates for veterans for employment and training opportunities with businesses, industries, unions, and apprenticeship programs. They may ask employers specifically to seek veterans for positions in their companies. Optimally, the employer would target specific positions for veterans with certain skills (based on the veterans’ military training/military occupational specialty). Under no circumstances will the LVER provide related services to non-veteran customers unless the customer is an eligible spouse covered by priority of service.

The LVER staff must be able to inform the community of veteran services. LVER staff should be encouraged to attend meetings of the local Chamber of Commerce, area Unions, and Hiring Events to promote all the WorkOne services; both as a networking tool and for the opportunity to speak about veterans’ programs. To inform the community Veteran services provided by the WorkOne. These services include Face-to-face review of IndianaCAREERConnect.com, direct referral to jobs (Both established jobs and job development), assistance looking for a job, developing a resume and preparing for an interview, referral to other federal, state and local agencies, information on Veteran's rights and employment benefits, assistance transitioning into civilian employment, training incentives and grants, guidance finding vocational training, post-employment counseling and Occupational skills assessment. These services provide Veterans with the necessary information they need to find and secure suitable employment and make the transition from the military to the civilian workforce. If you are a Veteran, please visit your nearest WorkOne Career Center and speak to a Veteran's representative today. All representatives are honorably discharged service members that specialize in assisting in your employment needs.

DVOP specialists and LVERs are an essential part of and fully integrated into the AJC network. They are included among the WorkOne partner staff, which consists of all staff employed by programs or activities operated by AJC partners listed in 29 U.S.C. 2841(b) that provide online and/or in-person workforce development or related support services as part of the workforce development system. Other WorkOne partner staff members include staff of WIOA, WP, and other AJC network partner programs.