Labor Dept Awards 90 More Grants for Training Homeless Vets

Category: Society & Politics
Created on Monday, July 02 2012
Written by Veterans Enterprise

U.S. Department of LaborUS Labor Department announces more than $20 million in grants to provide job training for more than 11,000 homeless veterans

WASHINGTON–The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded 90 grants totaling more than $20 million to fund job training and support services that will help more than 11,000 veterans succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded through the department’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

“Americans who have served  their country should not find themselves without a home,”said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis.“The grants announced today will help these heroes find good jobs and take us one step closer to the goal of ending veteran homelessness altoge ther.”

The grants announced today are second- and third-year awards to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations–including faith-based and community organizations–that demonstrated satisfactory performance during the past year. All 90 grants are awarded through the HVRP program, with some of the grants specifically set aside to serve formerly incarcerated veterans, and homeless female veterans and veterans with families.The grant recipients are familiar with the areas and populations they are serving.

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program grants provide occupational, classroom and on- the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services. Grantees are expected to maximize available assistance and find good jobs for veterans by coordinating efforts and resources with the U.S. departments of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services, as well as o ther national, state and local agencies inaccordance with the VA’s five-year plan to end homelessness for veterans and  their families.

In June, Secretary Solis announced the award of 64 grants through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. Those grants–which are separate from the 90 receiving funds today–are first-year awards totaling more than $15 million and aimed at providing about 8,600 homeless veterans nationwide with job training.


 

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Second- and Third-Year Grantees

Grantee

City

State

Award

The PrimaveraFoundation Inc.

Tucson

Ariz.

$200,000

U.S. VetsInitiative (will serveArizona)

LosAngeles

Calif. .

$300,000

Volunteers ofAmericaofLosAngeles

LosAngeles

Calif.

$300,000

UnitedStates VeteransInitiative - Riverside

Riverside

Calif.

$175,000

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego( Veterans Village )

SanDiego

Calif.

$280,000

VocationalRehabilitation Specialists Inc.

Marina

Calif.

$200,000

Vietnam Veterans of California

SantaRosa

Calif.

$238,000

Swords toPlowshares

SanFrancisco

Calif.

$300,000

North County InterfaithCouncil Inc.

Escondido

Calif.

$300,000

People Assistingthe Homeless (P.A.T.H.)

LosAngeles

Calif.

$130,000

Swords toPlowshares

SanFrancisco

Calif.

$300,000

The WorkplaceInc.

Bridgeport

Conn ,

$299,670

Goodwill ofSanta ClaraCounty

SantaClara

Calif.

$300,000

The SalvationArmy ofLosAngeles

LongBeach

Calif.

$300,000

America Works of Washington, D.C.

Washington

D.C.

$300,000

Boley CentersInc.

St.Petersburg

Fla.

$300,000

GoodwillIndustries of the Coastal Empire Inc.

Savannah

Ga.

$192,107

UnitedStates VeteransInitiative

Kapolei

Hawaii

$200,000

Shelter HouseCommunity Shelter&Transition Services

IowaCity

Iowa

$105,425

America Works ofIllinois Inc.

Chicago

Ill.

$300,000

Vietnam VeteransWorkshop doing business asNew EnglandCenterfor HomelessVeterans

Boston

Mass.

$219,620

VeteransInc.

Worcester

Mass.

$200,000

VeteransInc.

Worcester

Mass.

$200,000

United Veteransof America Inc. doing business as Soldier On

Leeds

Mass.

$200,000

Maryland Center For VetsEducation&Training Inc.

Baltimore

Md.

$300,000

Southwest HousingSolutions Corp.

Detroit

Mich.

$137,350

Minnesota AssistanceCouncil for Veterans

St.Paul

Minn.

$120,000

St.PatrickCenter

St.Louis

Mo.

$300,000

City of St. LouisDepartment of Human Services

St.Louis

Mo.

$300,000

Pine Belt MentalHealthcare Resources

Hattiesburg

Miss.

$199,568

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry

Ashville

N.C.

$200,000

StepUPMinistry

Raleigh

N.C.

$299,910

Harbor HomesInc.

Nashua

N.H.

$200,000

UnitedStates VeteransInitiative

LasVegas

Nev.

$230,000

Jericho Project

NewYork

N.Y.

$89,264

Services for theUnderserved Inc.

NewYork

N.Y.

$180,000

Black Veteransfor Social Justice

Brooklyn

N.Y.

$225,000

Saratoga County RuralPreservation Co.

BallstonSpa

N.Y.

$187,350

United VeteransBeacon House

BayShore

N.Y.

$110,000

Volunteers ofAmericaof GreaterOhio

Columbus

Ohio

$300,000

Ohio ValleyGoodwill Industries Rehab Center Inc.

Cincinnati

Ohio

$300,000

Easter SealsOregon

Portland

Ore.

$300,000

CentralOregon VeteransOutreach

Bend

Ore.

$195,218

St. Vincent dePaul Society of Lane County Inc.

Eugene

Ore.

$200,000

Central CityConcern

Portland

Ore.

$300,000

Philadelphia Veteran Multi-Service&Education Center

Philadelphia

Pa.

$300,000

FastForward

Columbia

S.C.

$190,000

GoodwillIndustries ofHoustonInc.

Houston

Texas

$300,000

Service of theEmergencyAidResourceCenterfor theHomeless

Houston

Texas

$300,000

American GI ForumNational Veterans Outreach Program Inc.

SanAntonio

Texas

$300,000

Total ActionAgainst Poverty

Roanoke

Va.

$200,000

Washington Department ofVeterans Affairs

Olympia

Wash.

$300,000

Volunteers ofAmerica of Kentucky Inc. (will serveWest Virginia)

Louisville

Ky.

$200,000

 


Third-Year Grantees Serving Formerly Incarcerated Veterans

Grantee

City

State

Award

AletheiaHouse

Birmingham

Ala.

$300,000

U.S. Vets Initiative ( Phoenix)

Phoenix

Ariz.

$200,000

Arizona Women's Education&Employment

Phoenix

Ariz.

$255,000

Volunteers ofAmericaGreater Los AngelesInc.

LosAngeles

Calif.

$300,000

Swords toPlowshares

SanFrancisco

Calif.

$100,000

Aspen Diversified IndustriesServices Inc.

ColoradoSprings

Colo.

$122,500

The WorkplaceInc.

Bridgeport

Conn.

$150,000

United Veterans of America Inc.doing business as Soldier On

Leeds

Mass.

$200,000

Way StationInc.

Frederick

Md.

$300,000

Eaglevision MinistriesInc.

Lansing

Mich.

$299,943

U.S. Vets Initiative ( LasVegas)

LasVegas

Nev.

$110,000

Impact ServicesCorp.

Philadelphia

Pa.

$300,000

Philadelphia Veteran Multi-Service&Education Center

Philadelphia

Pa.

$300,000

Goodwill Industries ofHouston

Houston

Texas

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of theInland Northwest

Spokane

Wash.

$300,000

Center for Veterans IssuesLtd.

Milwaukee

Wis.

$300,000

More information on the Department of Labor’s unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans can be found at http://www.dol.gov/vets.