Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP)


To provide individualized career services to meet the employment needs of disabled and other eligible veterans identified by the Secretary of Labor with maximum emphasis in meeting the employment needs of those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, particularly for veterans with significant barriers to employment.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Labor
Office: Veteran's Employment and Training Service
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Jobs for Veterans Act; Title 38, Part III, Chapter 41, Section 4103A; as amended by Public Law (P.L.) 107-288, P.L. 109-461, and P.L. 111-275., Title 38, Section 4103A, Public Law 107-288, 38 U.S.C 4103A.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The state administrative entity designated by each Governor.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Veterans and eligible persons with emphasis on service-connected special disabled veterans, other disabled veterans, economically or educationally disadvantaged veterans, homeless veterans and veterans with other significant barriers to employment.
No Credentials or documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. 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.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Standard Form 424M, Application for Federal Assistance, submitted to the Director for Veterans' Employment and Training (DVET) in each State, as listed at www.dol.gov/vets, along with required program and financial narratives and forms in accordance with guidance for multiyear plans, and annual or mid-year (interim) funding modification requests.
Award Procedure
Fiscal Year based formula level funds requested are approved annually by a Department of Labor Grant Officer for the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training (ASVET) based upon reviews and recommendations by Regional Administrators and Directors for Veterans' Employment and Training (RAVETs and DVETs).
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Ninety days following the submission of an application pending the availability of a fiscal year appropriation.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Based on criteria in Annual Funding Modification Request guidance.
How may assistance be used?
Funds must be used by States only for salaries, expenses and reasonable support of Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists who are assigned only those duties directly related to meeting the employment needs of eligible veterans according to the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 4103A.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Quarterly reporting of: (1) accrued expenditures against budget categories in fiscal operating plans; and (2) workload activity of veterans' who were provided assistance using a case management approach to service delivery, referred to training and employment, received individualized staff-assisted services, entered employment and employment retention; and (3) additional reports as described in the most recent Veterans' Program Letter on Recurring Reporting Requirements. Cash reports are not applicable. Technical Performance Narrative is required per the current Veterans' Program Letter on Recurring Reporting Requirements. Federal Financial Report (SF 425) and OMB approved Expenditure Detail Reports (VETS 402A/B). ETA 9002 Series and VETS 200 Series quarterly performance reports are submitted and reported outcomes are compared to state negotiated goals by VETS' field staff.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Cost accounting, time keeping, and performance records to be maintained in accordance with each grant agreement and provisions, regulations and Veterans' Program Letters.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 20, Chapter IX, Part 1001, Subpart F.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Usually awarded for a fiscal year (October through September). States may obligate fiscal year funds to provide assistance for a fifth fiscal year quarter (until December 31). See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are awarded annually on a Fiscal Year basis, pending the enactment of a Fiscal Year appropriation or budget resolution and available to be accessed through a payment management system.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the Regional Administrator or State Director for Veterans' Employment and Training at the nearest office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Emmanuel M. Ekwo 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: ekwo.emmanuel.m@dol.gov Phone: 202-693-4733 Fax: 202-693-4755
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $108,912,861; FY 15 est $117,267,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available(Exp: Dependent upon FY 2016 Appropria) - Listed below are the estimated Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 obligations by State through December 31, 2014 (amounts in $ thousands; subject to change). AK-$548; AL-$1,405; AR-$386; AZ-$2,006; CA-$13,833; CO-$2,343; CT-$1,133; DC-$386; DE-$391; FL-$6,446; GA-$4,070; GU-$129; HI-$350; IA-$1,622; ID-$742; IL-$4,412; IN-$1,553; KS-$1,000; KY-$1,478; LA-$1,678; MA-$2,677; MD-$1,780; ME-$610; MI-$4,550; MN-$1,836; MO-$1,988; MS-$1,185; MT-$515; NC-$2,922; ND-$683; NE-$693; NH-$638; NJ-$3,213; NM-$590; NV-$1,079; NY-$5,261; OH-$5,403; OK-$1,289; OR-$2,459; PA-$3,438; PR-$228; RI-$490; SC-$1,552; SD-$551; TN-$1,887; TX-$6,983; UT-$1,104; VA-$1,818; VI-$95; VT-$261; WA-$2,399; WI-$1,791; WV-$679; WY-$354

Listed below are the actual allocations to States for FY 2015 (amounts in $ thousands). AK-$495; AL-$1,693; AR-$852; AZ-$2,290; CA-$13,748; CO-$2,313; CT-$976; DC-$371; DE-$311; FL-$7,394; GA-$4,742; GU-$138,6; HI-$359; IA-$1,521; ID-$898; IL-$4,058; IN-$1,970; KS-$1,174; KY-$1,651; LA-$1,735; MA-$2,706; MD-$1,871; ME-$520; MI-$4,136; MN-$1,586; MO-$2319; MS-$1,190; MT-$515; NC-$4,304; ND-$517; NE-$667; NH-$520; NJ-$3,212; NM-$685; NV-$1,822; NY-$5,591; OH-$5,526; OK-$1,369; OR-$2,526; PA-$3,888; PR-$256; RI-$490; SC-$1,632; SD-$470; TN-$2,197; TX-$8,244; UT-$1,045; VA-$3,035; VI-$114; VT-$270; WA-$2,511; WI-$1,791; WV-$725; WY-$338

Estimated obligations by State for FY 2016 are dependent upon a FY 2016 enacted appropriation which drives actual grantee allocations.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range from $95,000 to $13,833,00 based on FY 2014 spending to date. Approximate average assistance based upon FY 2014 spending to date: $2,046,815 (rounded).

Range from $114,000 to $13,748,000 based upon FY 2015 planned amounts approved to date. Approximate average award based upon FY 2015 amounts awarded to date: $2,171,611 (rounded).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Title 38, United States Code, Section 4103A; 20 CFR 1001; Veterans' Program Letters.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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