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VA Center for Innovation

Korean War Veterans at the Korean War Memorial
Competitions

Veterans Employment Pay
For Success Grant Program

Description

The Department of Veterans Affairs, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, will hold a competition for its Veterans Employment Pay for Success (VEPFS) grant program. The competition will award up to $3.0 million in federal funding for outcomes payments to an outcomes payor for a Pay for Success project that seeks to improve employment outcomes for Veterans with a service-connected disability of PTSD.

Key Links

Interim Final Rule

Link to the regulation in the Federal Register that makes this competition possible: http://www.regulations.gov/document?D=VA-2016-VACO-0018-0001

Notice of Funding Availability

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/08/15/2016-19304/veterans-employment-pay-for-success-grant-program-vepfs-program

Grants.gov Application Package

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=287449

Instructions for accessing Application: Use the link provided to navigate to the “Veterans Employment Pay for Success Grant Program” page on grants.gov. Once there, select the tab labeled “Package.” Then click the “Select Package” link located in the “Actions” column. You will then be asked if you would like to receive updates regarding any future changes made to the opportunity. If you would like to receive updates, enter your email address. Otherwise, check the box labeled “No, I do not wish to provide my email address.” Next, click the “Submit” button. You can then use the “Download Instructions” button to review the official Notice of Funding Availability and the “Download Package” button to acquire the application. Alternately, you can use the “Login for Workspace Features” button to create or use your grants.gov application workspace.

More Information

Informational Webinars

The Department of Veterans Affairs will be hosting two informational webinars regarding this opportunity for interested parties and potential applicants. Each session will be recorded and posted here for anyone who is unable to attend.

VEPFS Informational Webinar #1

Friday, August 19, 2016. 11:00 AM -12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

Webinar URL:https://meet33767696.adobeconnect.com/vepfs1/

Dial-in Information: 800-767-1750. Code: 73858#

VEPFS Informational Webinar #2

Monday, August 29, 2016. 3:30-4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

Webinar URL: https://meet33767696.adobeconnect.com/vepfs2/

Dial-in Information: 800-767-1750. Code: 73858#

Blog Article

VA Center For Innovation’s blog article about this initiative:

https://medium.com/vainnovation/pay-for-success-incentivizing-sustainable-veteran-employment-3611e4bc0dda#.3hh85x12y