Number of family members of active duty military service members that received CNCS-supported assistance.
Goal 1: Veterans and Military Families: Veterans Served
Definition of Key Terms
Active duty military service member
: The term "active duty" means "Full-time duty in the active military service of the United States, including the United States Army, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Coast Guard. This includes members of the Reserve Component serving on active duty or full-time training duty, but does not include full-time National Guard duty." (Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, As Amended Through 15 May 2011
). CNCS considers National Guard members and reservists
and wounded warriors
sub-groups of active duty military service members for the purposes of grant applications and performance measure reporting.
Family members: Immediate family members related by blood, marriage, or adoption to a current member of the U.S. armed forces including one who was deceased.
CNCS-supported assistance: CNCS-supported assistance: A variety of different supports that enhance the quality of life of veterans, military members, and their families, including:
- Coordinate community needs for military families during pre-deployment, deployment, and reintegration.
- Promote community-based efforts to meet the unique needs of military families while a family member is deployed and upon that family member’s return home.
- Recruit veterans for national service and volunteer opportunities, including opportunities that utilize their military experience, such as disaster response projects.
- Assist veterans with access to educational benefits and services.
- Develop educational opportunities for veterans, including opportunities for professional certification, licensure, or other credentials.
- Coordinate activities with and assist State and local agencies that provide veterans with educational benefits.
- Assist veterans with access to employment benefits and services.
- Coordinate activities with and assist agencies that serve veterans and military families with internships and fellowships that may lead to employment in the private and public sectors.
- Assist veterans and active-duty military to access state and federal benefits.
- Promote efforts within a community to serve the needs of veterans and active-duty military.
- Assist veterans to file benefits claims.
- Mentor military children.
- Develop mentoring relationships between veterans and economically disadvantaged students.
- Assist veterans with transportation.
- Develop projects to assist veterans with disabilities, veterans who are unemployed, older veterans, and veterans in rural communities with transportation and other supportive services.
- Provide veterans with legal assistance, assistance accessing mental healthcare, and assistance accessing affordable housing.
Assistance cannot simply be referrals to federal services without supplementary assistance.
How to Calculate/ Measure/ Collect Data
Unduplicated count of family members receiving services or assistance from the CNCS-supported program. Count is based on the member of the family who is an active duty military service member. Services may be provided to the family as a group or to individual members but each family member, even if they are part of the same military family, should receive a count of “1”. Regardless of the number of times the family member returns for services or the number of different services the family member may receive from the CNCS-supported program, each family member should be counted only once per grant year.
Services may include referrals to federally supported military services but cannot be exclusively referrals/education about those services. Services may be provided in person, on the phone, or by email.
Requires a tracking system appropriate to the service. Sign-in sheet, database tracking system, etc.