July 20, 2016
The Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) has released Veterans Program Letter 03-16 to provide guidance and information on the requirement to have participants of the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) enroll in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) title I workforce programs available through American Job Centers (AJC).
Beginning in Program Year (PY) 2016, VETS will require the grantees serving homeless veterans to enroll all participants in the public workforce system through the local AJC while these participants are receiving services through VETS' homeless veterans program grantees. This is to create a sustainable partnership in which grantees understand each other's services and participants' employment needs are met. Grantees can find the closest AJCs here, http://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/localhelp.aspx. Note that each state may refer to an AJC with a unique brand or name.