WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announces a grant competition that will award an estimated 24 or more Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program grants totaling approximately $6 million to provide an estimated 2,000 veterans with occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, to help them succeed in the civilian labor market.
"Every day, our service members — and their families — make tremendous sacrifices for their country. Yet too many veterans are homeless," said Secretary Perez. "The programs funded through this grant will work to help homeless veterans find good jobs and provide them with opportunities for a brighter future."
Funds are being awarded on a competitive basis to: state and local workforce investment boards; local public agencies; tribal governments and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations. Successful applicants will design a program that addresses the multitude of challenges associated with homeless veterans.
HVRP grantees must promote active engagement with industry, employers and employer associations to identify the skills needed for in-demand jobs and careers. The grantees will coordinate their efforts with various local, state and federal social service providers.
The solicitation for grant applications (SGA 14-02) will be available at http://www.grants.gov. More information on the Department of Labor's unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans can be found at http://www.dol.gov/vets/. For questions about this grant announcement please contact the department's Cassandra Mitchell at 202-693-4589.