38 U.S.C. § 2021 - Homeless veterans reintegration programs
|Cite as:||38 U.S.C. § 2021|
|Currency:||Current through P.L. 116-65 (10/09/2019)|
(a) IN GENERAL.-Subject to the availability of appropriations provided for such purpose, the Secretary of Labor shall conduct, directly or through grant or contract, such programs as the Secretary determines appropriate to provide job training, counseling, and placement services (including job readiness and literacy and skills training) to expedite the reintegration into the labor force of-
(1) homeless veterans (including veterans who were homeless but found housing during the 60-day period preceding the date on which the veteran begins to participate in a program under this section);
(2) veterans participating in the Department of Veterans Affairs supported housing program for which rental assistance is provided pursuant to section 1437f(o)(19) of title 42 or the Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) program;
(3) Indians who are veterans and receiving assistance under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 ( 25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.);
(4) veterans described in section 2023(e) of this title or any other veterans who are transitioning from being incarcerated; and
(5) veterans participating in the Department of Veterans Affairs rapid rehousing and prevention program authorized in section 2044 of this title.
(b) REQUIREMENT TO MONITOR EXPENDITURES OF FUNDS.-
(1) The Secretary of Labor shall collect such information as that Secretary considers appropriate to monitor and evaluate the distribution and expenditure of funds appropriated to carry out this section. The information shall include data with respect to the results or outcomes of the services provided to each homeless veteran under this section.
(2) Information under paragraph (1) shall be furnished in such form and manner as the Secretary of Labor may specify.
(c) ADMINISTRATION THROUGH THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF LABOR FOR VETERANS' EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING.-The Secretary of Labor shall carry out this section through the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans' Employment and Training.
(d) BIENNIAL REPORT TO CONGRESS.-Not less than every two years, the Secretary of Labor shall submit to Congress a report on the programs conducted under this section. The Secretary of Labor shall include in the report an evaluation of services furnished to veterans under this section and an analysis of the information collected under subsection (b).
(e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.-
(1) There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section amounts as follows:
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