Managing Agency U.S. Department of Labor

Program Description

The Jobs for Veterans State Grants Program (JVSG) helps veterans find good jobs by providing employment services at American Job Centers and other locations through funding for Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists and Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) staff. DVOPs and LVERs are state employees who provide employment services to the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

DVOP specialists provide intensive services to meet the employment needs of disabled veterans and other eligible veterans, with the maximum emphasis directed toward serving those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, including homeless veterans, and veterans with barriers to employment.

LVER conduct outreach to employers and engage in advocacy efforts with hiring executives to increase employment opportunities for veterans and encourage the hiring of veterans.


General Program Requirements

JVSG program funds support services to veterans, including special disabled veterans, disabled veterans, economically or educationally disadvantaged veterans, and veterans with other barriers to employment (especially homeless veterans). LVER staff advocate on behalf of veterans for employment and training opportunities with business, industry and community-based organizations.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For how to find an American Job Center closest to you,  

Program Contact Information

For more information, please visit the Jobs for Veterans State Grants web page.

Contact the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) office nearest you, which is listed in the phone book under United States Government, U. S. Department of Labor.

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