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Department Announces Grant Opportunity to Provide Job Training and Employment Services for Homeless Veterans
May 16, 2013
The Department of Labor has announced the availability of up to $5 million to fund 16 or more Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program grants. Approximately 2,600 veterans will receive job training and related services to help them succeed in civilian careers.
Funds for the grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, public agencies, nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, and faith-based and community organizations. Because these groups are intimately connected with their local economies and the needs of homeless veterans, they can offer occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services. Awards will range from $100,000 to $300,000 each.
The solicitation for grant applications is available at http://www.grants.gov. For more information, visit that site and http://www.dol.gov/vets/, or contact grants officer Cassandra Mitchell at 202-693-4570.