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VETS News Release: [06/27/2013]
Contact Name: Michael Volpe or Egan Reich
Phone Number: (202) 693-4651 or x4690
Email:
Volpe.Michael@dol.gov or Reich.Egan@dol.gov
Release Number: 13-1265-NAT

More than 14,000 veterans to be helped by almost $29 million in grants awarded to 121 organizations by the US Department of Labor

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service today announced the award of 121 grants, totaling almost $29 million, to provide more than 14,000 veterans across the nation with job training, job placement, housing and other services. The grants were awarded through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

"Military service members and their families have been asked to make tremendous sacrifices for this nation. Although homelessness among veterans has fallen, too many of our heroes cannot find jobs or homes," said acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris. "These grants will provide those who have served our nation with the means to find meaningful civilian employment and chart new directions for their lives."

The HVRP grants will help homeless veterans reintegrate into society and the labor force while providing effective services aimed at addressing the complex challenges that homeless veterans often confront. The services provided by grantees will include job placement, on-the-job training, career counseling, life skills and money management mentoring, as well as help in finding housing.

The 121 HVRP grants to assist homeless veterans total $28,722,299. The grants include: 20 one-year awards with three option years, totaling $5,190,656; 11 one-year awards with no option years, totaling $2,290,858; 67 second-year awards, totaling $15,857,643; and 23 third-year awards of $5,383,142. VETS estimates the funding will help approximately 14,361 veterans. Option-year funding decisions are determined by factors such as available congressional appropriations and the performance of grantees. HVRP is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of homeless veterans.

Funds were 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 organizations are familiar with the areas and populations to be served and have demonstrated that they can administer effective programs to help veterans.

More information on the Department of Labor's unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans can be found at www.dol.gov/vets/. For more information on these HVRP grants, contact Cassandra Mitchell at 202-693-4570.

A list of HVRP grant awardees follows:


Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program PY13 First-Year Grantees

GRANTEE

CITY

STATE

 AMT.

One year awards with three option years

 

 

$5,190,656

Aletheia House, Inc.

Birmingham

Al

$300,000

North County Interfaith Council, Inc.

Escondido

CA

$300,000

The Salvation Army, A California Corporation (The Haven)

Long Beach

CA

$300,000

Faith, Hope, Love, Charity, Inc.

Palm Springs

FL

$300,000

The Strategist

Honolulu

HI

$300,000

Crossroads Rehabilitation Center (Easter Seals)

Indianapolis

IN

$267,580

Veterans, Inc.

Worcester

MA

$200,000

Veterans, Inc.

Worcester

MA

$125,000

Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc.

Baltimore

MD

$300,000

Three Oaks Homeless Shelter

Lexington Park

MD

$128,000

Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region

Silver Spring

MD

$299,940

Volunteers of America Michigan, Inc.

Southfield

MI

$300,000

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

St. Paul

MN

$120,000

Goodwill Industries of New Mexico

Albuquerque

NM

$250,136

Easter Seals New York, Inc.

Rochester

NY

$300,000

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehab Center, Inc.

Cincinnati

OH

$300,000

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

Pittsburg

PA

$200,000

The Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center

Philadelphia

PA

$300,000

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island

Johnston

RI

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.

San Antonio

TX

$300,000

One year awards with no option years

 

 

$2,290,858

Volunteers of America

Sacramento

CA

$142,988

Denver Options, Inc., dba Rocky Mountain Human Service

Denver

CO

$200,000

North Side Housing and Supportive Services

Chicago

IL

$300,000

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center

Prestonburg

KY

$162,400

Volunteers of America Michigan, Inc.

Southfield

MI

$300,000

Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.

Brooklyn

NY

$300,000

United Veterans Beacon House, Inc.

Bay Shore

NY

$145,470

Easter Seals New York, Inc. 

Rochester

NY

$200,000

Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board

Oklahoma City

OK

$140,000

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc.

Eugene

OR

$200,000

Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness

Johnson City

TN

$200,000

TOTAL FIRST YEAR GRANTEES

 

TOTAL

$7,481,514

 

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program PY13 Second-Year Grantees

GRANTEE

CITY

STATE

AMT.

United States Veterans Initiative

Prescott

AZ

$140,000

Able-Disabled Advocacy, Inc.

San Diego

CA

$300,000

California Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc.

Bakersfield

CA

$121,757

New Directions, Inc.

Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

People Assisting the Homeless (P.A.T.H.)

Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

The Salvation Army, a California Corporation

Long Beach

CA

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Long Beach

CA

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles, Inc.

Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

Working Wardrobes for a New Start

Costa Mesa

CA

$277,796

Center Point, Inc.

San Rafael

CA

$150,000

City and County of Denver

Denver

CO

$300,000

Journey Home, Inc.

Hartford

CT

$90,469

All Faith Consortium, Inc.

Washington

DC

$300,000

National Organization of Concerned Black Men

Washington

DC

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Washington

DC

$300,000

City of Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville

FL

$218,260

Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners

Tampa

FL

$200,000

Volunteers of America of Florida

St. Petersburg

FL

$298,075

Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

Atlanta

GA

$238,397

Goodwill Industries of the Heartland

Iowa City

IA

$200,000

Wall Street Mission dba Goodwill Industries

Sioux City

IA

$62,598

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Chicago

IL

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc.

Peoria

IL

$200,000

National Able Network, Inc.

Chicago

IL

$238,000

The Inner Voice, Inc.

Chicago

IL

$270,000

Transitional Living Services, Inc.

McHenry

IL

$300,000

ECHO Housing Corporation

Evansville

IN

$130,313

HealthNet, Inc.

Indianapolis

IN

$254,546

Volunteers of America Kentucky, Inc.

Louisville

KY

$300,000

Quad Area Community Action Agency, Inc.

Hammond

LA

$200,000

Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans, Inc.

New Orleans

LA

$300,000

Father Bill's & MainSpring, Inc.

Quincy

MA

$216,000

Interseminarian Project Place, Inc.

Boston

MA

$115,781

Veterans, Inc.

Worcester

MA

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Massachusetts, Inc.

Jamaica Plains

MA

$149,956

United Veterans of America, Inc. dba Soldier On

Leeds

MA

$300,000

Veterans, Inc.

Worcester

MA

$225,000

Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation

Millersville

MD

$134,487

Way Station, Inc.

Frederick

MD

$300,000

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

Highland Park

MI

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Inc.

Grandville

MI

$208,500

Volunteers of America of Michigan

Lansing

MI

$200,000

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

St. Paul

MN

$300,000

Volunteers of America of the Delaware Valley, Inc.

Collingswood

NJ

$150,000

Albany Housing Coalition, Inc.

Albany

NY

$118,800

America Works of New York, Inc.

New York

NY

$300,000

Project Renewal, Inc.

New York

NY

$100,064

Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.

Rochester

NY

$300,000

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

Cincinnati

OH

$300,000

United Methodist Community Center

Youngstown

OH

$266,000

Easter Seals Oregon

Portland

OR

$200,000

Commission on Economic Opportunity

Wilkes-Barre

PA

$100,000

Impact Services Corporation

Philadelphia

PA

$300,000

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

Pittsburg

PA

$300,000

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

Harrisburg

PA

$178,750

Alianza Municipal de Servicios Integrados

Caquas

PR

$104,659

Volunteers of America of the Carolinas, Inc.

Blythewood

SC

$299,435

Operation Stand Down Nashville, Inc.

Nashville

TN

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.

San Antonio

TX

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.

San Antonio

TX

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.

San Antonio

TX

$300,000

Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.

Houston

TX

$300,000

River City Comprehensive Counseling Services

Richmond

VA

$300,000

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

Olympia

WA

$100,000

Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd.

Milwaukee

WI

$200,000

Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd.

Milwaukee

WI

$300,000

Volunteers of America of the Northern Rockies

Sheridian

WY

$200,000

TOTAL SECOND YEAR GRANTEES

 

TOTALS

$15,857,643

 

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program  PY13 Third-Year Grantees

GRANTEE

CITY

STATE

AMT.

United States Veterans Initiative (Riverside)

Riverside

CA

$175,000

Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc.

Santa Rosa

CA

$238,000

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

San Diego

CA

$280,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc.

Marina

CA

$200,000

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles, Inc.

Los Angelos

CA

$300,000

The Workplace, Inc.

Bridgeport

CT

$299,670

Boley Centers, Inc.

St. Petersburg

FL

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative (Hawaii)

Kapolei

HI

$200,000

Shelter House Community Shelter & Transition Services

Iowa City

IA

$105,425

America Works of Illinois

Chicago

IL

$300,000

Veterans, Inc.

Worcester

MA

$200,000

Veterans, Inc.

Worcester

MA

$200,000

Vietnam Veterans Workshop, Inc. dba New England Shelter

Boston

MA

$219,620

Harbor Homes, Inc.

Nashua

NH

$200,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Las Vegas

NV

$230,000

Jericho Project

New York

NY

$111,580

Services for the UnderServed, Inc.

New York

NY

$180,000

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.

Brecksville

OH

$300,000

Central Oregon Veterans Outreach

Bend

OR

$143,847

Easter Seals Oregon

Portland

OR

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of Houston

Houston

TX

$300,000

Service of the Emergency Aid Research Center for the Homeless

Houston

TX

$300,000

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

Olympia

WA

$300,000

TOTAL THIRD YEAR GRANTEES

 

TOTAL

$5,383,142

TOTAL FUNDING FOR ALL PY13 GRANTEES AWARDED  

 

 

$28,722,299


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