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H.R. 3965 (115th): Veterans Armed for Success Act

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 5, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3965

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 5, 2017

(for himself and Mr. Lawson of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to eligible organizations for the provision of transition assistance to members of the Armed Forces recently separated from active duty service and spouses of such members.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans Armed for Success Act.

2.

Grants for provision of transition assistance to members of the Armed Forces recently separated from active duty service

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall make grants to eligible organizations for the provision of transition assistance to members of the Armed Forces who are recently retired, separated, or discharged from the Armed Forces and spouses of such members.

(b)

Use of funds

The recipient of a grant under this section shall use the grant to provide to members of the Armed Forces and spouses described in subsection (a) resume assistance, interview training, job recruitment training, and related services leading directly to careers, as determined by the grant recipient.

(c)

Eligible organizations

To be eligible for a grant under this section, an organization shall submit to the Secretary an application containing such information and assurances as the Secretary may require.

(d)

Amount of grant

A grant under this section shall be in an amount that does not exceed 50 percent of the amount required by the organization to provide the services described in subsection (b).

(e)

Termination

The authority to provide a grant under this section shall terminate on the date that is five years after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(f)

Authorization of appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated $5,000,000 to carry out this section.