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Department of Labor Announces $15 Million in Grants to Assist Homeless Veterans; HUD Announces Funding to Public Housing Agencies to Assist Homeless Veterans
Mar 30, 2012
The Department of Labor has announced the availability of $15 million in grants through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program to provide job training services to help homeless veterans succeed in civilian careers.
The Department anticipates awarding at least 50 grants to serve approximately 9,000 veterans. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations. Grantees must be familiar with the areas and populations to be served, and have demonstrated that they can administer effective programs.
Grantees will provide homeless veterans with occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services. HVRP is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of veterans who are homeless. Grantees will coordinate their efforts with other local, state and federal social service providers.
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The Department of Housing and Urban Development also announced this week that it will provide $72.6 million to public housing agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to supply permanent housing and case management for more than 10,000 homeless veterans.