38 U.S.C. § 2021

Current through P.L. 117-262 (published on www.congress.gov on 12/21/2022)
Section 2021 - Homeless veterans reintegration programs
(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(d) 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.
(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).
(1) There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section amounts as follows:
(A) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2002.
(B) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2003.
(C) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2004.
(D) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2005.
(E) $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2006.
(F) $50,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2007 through 2024.
(2) Funds appropriated to carry out this section shall remain available until expended. Funds obligated in any fiscal year to carry out this section may be expended in that fiscal year and the succeeding fiscal year.

38 U.S.C. § 2021

Added Pub. L. 107-95, §5(a)(1), Dec. 21, 2001, 115 Stat. 909; amended Pub. L. 109-233, title II, §203, June 15, 2006, 120 Stat. 404; Pub. L. 111-275, title II, §201, Oct. 13, 2010, 124 Stat. 2873; Pub. L. 112-37, §10(b), Oct. 5, 2011, 125 Stat. 396; Pub. L. 112-154, title III, §305(b), Aug. 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 1187; Pub. L. 113-37, §2(e)(1), Sept. 30, 2013, 127 Stat. 524; Pub. L. 113-175, title II, §202, Sept. 26, 2014, 128 Stat. 1904; Pub. L. 114-58, title III, §301, Sept. 30, 2015, 129 Stat. 533; Pub. L. 114-228, title III, §301, Sept. 29, 2016, 130 Stat. 938; Pub. L. 115-62, title III, §301, Sept. 29, 2017, 131 Stat. 1163; Pub. L. 115-251, title I, §141, Sept. 29, 2018, 132 Stat. 3170; Pub. L. 115-407, title VII, §701, Dec. 31, 2018, 132 Stat. 5381; Pub. L. 116-159, div. E, title III, §53015301,, 134 Stat. 750; Pub. L. 116-315, title IV, §4205(b), Jan. 5, 2021, 134 Stat. 5014; Pub. L. 117-180, div. E, title III, §301, Sept. 30, 2022, 136 Stat. 2138.


REFERENCES IN TEXTThe Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996, referred to in subsec. (a)(3), is Pub. L. 104-330, 110 Stat. 4016, which is classified principally to chapter 43 (§4101 et seq.) of Title 25, Indians. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 4101 of Title 25 and Tables.

PRIOR PROVISIONSA prior section 2021 was renumbered section 4301 of this title and subsequently omitted in the general amendment of chapter 43 of this title by Pub. L. 103-353, §2(a), Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3150.

AMENDMENTS2022-Subsec. (e)(1)(F). Pub. L. 117-180 substituted "2024" for "2022". 2021-Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 116-315 substituted "section 2023(d)" for "section 2023(e)".2020-Subsec. (e)(1)(F). Pub. L. 116-159 substituted "2022" for "2020".2018-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 115-407 substituted "reintegration into the labor force of-" for "reintegration of homeless veterans into the labor force." and added pars. (1) to (5).Subsec. (e)(1)(F). Pub. L. 115-251 substituted "2020" for "2018".2017-Subsec. (e)(1)(F). Pub. L. 115-62 substituted "2018" for "2017". 2016-Subsec. (e)(1)(F). Pub. L. 114-228 substituted "2017" for "2016".2015-Subsec. (e)(1)(F). Pub. L. 114-58 substituted "2016" for "2015". 2014-Subsec. (e)(1)(F). Pub. L. 113-175 substituted "2015" for "2014".2013-Subsec. (e)(1)(F). Pub. L. 113-37 substituted "2014" for "2013". 2012-Subsec. (e)(1)(F). Pub. L. 112-154 substituted "2013" for "2012".2011-Subsec. (e)(1)(F). Pub. L. 112-37 substituted "2012" for "2011". 2010-Subsec. (e)(1)(F). Pub. L. 111-275 substituted "2011" for "2009". 2006-Subsec. (e)(1)(F). Pub. L. 109-233 added subpar. (F).


EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2013 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 113-37 effective Oct. 1, 2013, see section 4(a) of Pub. L. 113-37 set out as a note under section 322 of this title.

homeless veteran
The term "homeless veteran" means a veteran who is homeless (as that term is defined in subsection (a) or (b) of section 103 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11302) ).