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VETS News Release: [06/29/2009]
Contact Name: Suzy Bohnert
Phone Number: (202) 693-4665 or x4676
Release Number: 09-0744-NAT

Approximately 15,000 veterans to benefit from more than $25 million in U.S. Department of Labor job training grants

98 grants awarded under department's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced 98 grants, totaling more than $25 million, to provide approximately 15,000 veterans with job training to help them succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded under the U.S. Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP).

"This funding will help veterans across the country access the resources they need to find good jobs and build a bright future for themselves and their families," said Secretary Solis.

Funds are being awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations. These agencies are familiar with the areas and populations to be served and have demonstrated that they can administer effective programs.

The funds are being distributed nationwide through 50 new grants and 48 continuing grants receiving second- and third-year funding. Homeless veterans may receive occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search, placement assistance and follow-up services. HVRP is recognized as an extraordinarily efficient and effective program and is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of homeless veterans.

The HVRP grants include two cooperative agreements that currently assist in developing the HVRP National Technical Assistance Center. The center provides technical assistance to current grantees, potential applicants and the public; gathers grantee best practices; conducts employment-related research on homeless veterans; conducts regional grantee training sessions and self-employment boot camps; and performs outreach to the employer community to increase job opportunities for veterans.

Grantees under the HVRP program network coordinate their efforts with various local, state and federal social service providers. More information on the Department of Labor's unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans can be found at http://www.dol.gov/vets/.


HVRP Grantees for Program Year 2009
Grant "Active" Performance Period: July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010

State

Eligible Grant Mod Amount

FY 2009 Grant Award

Grantee Name

AL

$300,000

3rd

Aletheia House

AZ

$300,000

3rd

United States Veterans Initiative, Inglewood

AZ

$245,000

new

County of Pima

AZ

$299,977

2nd

Arizona Opportunities Industrialization Center

CA

$253,606

new

The Salvation Army, Los Angeles CA Corp.

CA

$300,000

3rd

The Salvation Army Harbor Light

CA

$300,000

new

Volunteers of America, LA

CA

$300,000

new

Able-Disabled Advocacy, Inc.

CA

$300,000

3rd

North County Interfaith Council, Inc.

CA

$300,000

new

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

CA

$299,814

3rd

Goodwill of Santa Clara County

CA

$300,000

new

Weingart Center Association

CA

$105,100

3rd

People Assisting The Homeless (PATH)

CA

$300,000

3rd

Swords to Plowshares

CA

$300,000

new

San Diego Second Chance Program

CA

$200,000

3rd

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego, Inc.

CA

$300,000

3rd

Vietnam Veterans of California

CA

$300,000

new

Mental Health Systems, Inc.

CA

$255,013

new

New Directions, Inc.

CA

$300,000

new

United States Veterans Initiative

CA

$131,545

new

Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc.

CA

$159,708

new

Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc.

CA

$300,000

2nd

City of Sunnyvale

CA

$300,000

2nd

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

CA

$94,140

2nd

United States Veterans Initiative - Riverside CA

CO

$299,691

new

Denver Department of Human Services

DC

$315,385

3rd

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

DC

$300,000

new

All Faith Consortium, Inc.

FL

$298,997

3rd

City of Jacksonville, Florida

FL

$300,000

new

Hillsborough County Board of  Commissioners

FL

$144,692

new

Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc. (Cocoa Beach)

*FL

$280,486

New

Volunteers of America of Florida 

GA

$238,595

2nd

Samaritan House of Atlanta, Inc.

HI

$278,000

3rd

Network Enterprises, Inc.

HI

$200,000

2nd

United States Veterans Initiative - Hawaii

IA

$200,000

new

Goodwill Industries of the Heartland

IA

$199,875

2nd

Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa

IL

$300,000

3rd

Volunteers of America Illinois

IL

$200,000

new

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois

IL

$299,154

new

Transitional Living Services, Inc.

IL

$300,000

new

The Inner Voice, inc.

IN

$273,291

new

HealthNet, Inc.

KY

$300,000

new

Volunteers of America, Kentucky, Inc.

KY

$300,000

2nd

Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc.

LA

$300,000

3rd

Quad Area Community Action Agency, Inc.

LA

$300,000

new

Volunteers of America,, Greater New Orleans

LA

$200,000

2nd

Quad Area Community Action Agency, Inc.

MA

$200,000

3rd

United Veterans of America, Inc.(Leeds)

MA

$252,142

new

Interseminarian  Project Place Inc.

MA

$145,200

3rd

Vietnam Veterans Workshop dba New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans

MA

$150,000

2nd

Massachusetts Veterans, Inc.

MA

$200,000

new

Commonwealth of  Massachusetts

MA

$300,000

new

Commonwealth of  Massachusetts

MD

$300,000

3rd

Maryland Center for Veterans Education & Training, Inc.

MD

$299,999

new

WayStation, Inc.

MI

$295,832

3rd

Michigan Veterans Foundation

MI

$232,888

new

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Inc.

MI

$199,857

2nd

Volunteers of America, Michigan, Inc

MN

$300,000

new

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

MO

$300,000

3rd

St. Patrick Center

MO

$223,164

3rd

City of Saint Louis, Dept. of Human Services

NC

$198,200

3rd

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, Inc.

NC

$299,901

new

Wake County Human Services

NH

$200,000

2nd

Harbor Homes, Inc.

NV

$170,000

2nd

United States Veterans Initiative - Las Vegas

NY

$300,000

3rd

Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.

NY

$300,000

new

Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.

NY

$204,774

new

Goodwill Industries of Western NY, Inc.

NY

$300,000

new

Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.

NY

$300,000

new

America Works of New York Inc.

NY

$125,896

3rd

The Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company, Inc.

NY

$150,000

3rd

United Veterans Beacon House, Inc.

NY

$97,500

new

Albany Housing Coalition, Inc.

OH

$300,000

3rd

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.

OH

$300,000

new

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.

OH

$300,000

new

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.

OH

$299,440

3rd

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

OH

$300,000

new

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

OR

$200,000

new

Easter Seals, Oregon

OR

$300,000

3rd

Central City Concern

PA

$300,000

3rd

The Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center, Inc.

PA

$300,000

new

Impact Services Corporation

PA

$300,000

new

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

PA

$194,386

new

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

TN

$300,000

new

Operation Stand Down Nashville, Inc.

TX

$300,000

3rd

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.

TX

$300,000

2nd

Service of the Emergency Aid Research Center for the Homeless (SEARCH)

TX

$300,000

2nd

Goodwill Industries of Houston

TX

$299,824

new

Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.

TX

$300,000

new

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.

VA

$424,800

3rd

VCU, Virginia Commonwealth University

WA

$300,000

2nd

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

WA

$200,000

new

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

WI

$130,000

3rd

Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc.

WI

$300,000

new

Center for Veterans Issues, LTD

WI

$200,000

new

Center for Veterans Issues, LTD

WV

$200,000

3rd

Volunteers of America Kentucky, Inc.

WY

$200,000

new

Volunteers of America, Wyoming & Montana

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