Number of veterans' family members that received CNCS-supported assistance.
Goal 1: Veterans and Military Families: Veterans Served
Definition of Key Terms
Veteran: "a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable." Section 101 of title 38,23 United States Code.
Family members: Immediate family members related by blood, marriage, or adoption to a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, including one who is deceased. CNCS-supported assistance: could be a variety of different supports to help the veterans’ family members have a higher quality of life, but cannot simply be referrals to federal services without supplementary assistance. The assistance may be delivered by phone, e-mail, or in person. It may be delivered individually or as a group.
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. 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.
Requires a tracking system appropriate to the service. Sign-in sheet, database tracking system, etc.