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VETS News Release: [06/26/2014]
Contact Name: Egan Reich
Phone Number: (202) 693-4960
Email:
reich.egan@dol.gov
Release Number: 14-1224-NAT

$36M in job-training grants to help 12,000 homeless veterans
awarded by US Labor Department

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced grants totaling $36,710,368 awarded to 156 organizations nationwide to provide more than 12,000 veterans with training to help them succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded under the department's Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program, administered by the Veterans' Employment and Training Service.

"These job training programs will provide the skills that veterans require to find and keep a job and secure housing," said Secretary Perez. "The progress made in recent years to reduce veterans' homelessness is encouraging, but it remains our moral duty to do all we can to honor our veterans with the dignity of a good job and opportunities to build a solid middle-class life for their families."

The grants announced today include $9,094,355 in funding for 37 new grantees to provide job-driven training, in which they will actively engage with employer partners to identify the skills needed for in-demand jobs and careers. They will also provide job placement, career counseling, life skills and money management mentoring, as well as help in finding housing. VETS estimates that these new funds will help approximately 3,000 veterans.

Funds are awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations. Notably, this year's new grantees also include one tribal organization, Idaho's Nez Perce Tribe. These grantees are familiar with the areas and populations to be served and have demonstrated that they can administer effective programs to help homeless veterans.

More information on the Department of Labor's unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans is available at http://www.dol.gov/vets/. For additional information on these grants, contact Cassandra Mitchell at 202-693-4570.

Editor's Note: A chart listing the grantees, the states they are located in and the amounts awarded follows this release.

PY14 HVRP NEW GRANTEES

Grantee

State

PY14 Amount

Aletheia House Inc.

Ala.

$200,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Ariz.

$300,000

P.A.T.H. Los Angeles

Calif.

$300,000

Swords to Plow Shares

Calif.

$300,000

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

Calif.

$300,000

Volunteers of America-LA

Calif.

$300,000

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Colo.

$300,000

Denver Options Inc. dba Rocky Mountain Human Services

Colo.

$200,000

Boley Centers Inc.

Fla.

$300,000

Boley Centers Inc.

Fla.

$200,000

Volunteers of America of Florida Inc.

Fla.

$179,075

Recovery Consultants of Atlanta

Ga.

$300,000

Nez Perce Tribe

Idaho

$154,356

Goodwill Industries of the Heartland

Iowa

$196,800

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center

Ky.

$162,400

Pennyroyal Regional Health-Mental Retardation Board

Ky.

$172,320

Volunteers of America Kentucky Inc.

Ky.

$300,000

Southwest Housing Solutions Corporation

Mich.

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Michigan

Mich.

$300,000

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Minn.

$120,000

St. Patrick Center

Mo.

$300,000

Catholic Charities Inc.

Miss.

$200,000

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry Inc.

N.C.

$200,000

America Works of Florida Inc.

N.Y.

$300,000

Black Veterans for Social Justice

N.Y.

$300,000

Easter Seals New York Inc.

N.Y.

$200,000

United Veterans Beacon House Inc.

N.Y.

$145,000

Volunteers of America of Greater New York

N.Y.

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio

Ohio

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio

Ohio

$300,000

St. Vincent de Paul

Ore.

$200,000

Berkley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments

S.C.

$184,404

Fast Forward

S.C.

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Programs Inc.

Texas

$300,000

The Houston Launch Pad

Texas

$300,000

Total Action Against Poverty in Roanoke Valley Inc.

Va.

$180,000

Workforce Development Council Sohomish County

Wash.

$200,000

Total = $9,094,355

PY14 (OPTION YEAR 1) HVRP GRANTEES

Grantee

State

PY14 Amount

Aletheia House Inc.

Ala.

$300,000

North County Interfaith Council Inc.

Calif.

$300,000

The Salvation Army, a California Corporation

Calif.

$300,000

Veterans Inc.

Conn.

$125,000

Faith Hope Love Charity Inc.

Fla.

$300,000

The Strategist LLC

Hawaii

$300,000

Crossroads Rehabilitation Center

Ind.

$267,580

Veterans Inc.

Maine

$200,000

Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region

Md.

$299,940

Maryland Center For Vets Education & Training Inc.

Md.

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Michigan

Mich.

$300,000

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Minn.

$120,000

Goodwill Industries of New Mexico

N.M.

$250,136

Easter Seal New York Inc.

N.Y.

$300,000

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center Inc.

Ohio

$300,000

Philadelphia Veteran Multi-Service & Education Center

Pa.

$300,000

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania Inc.

Pa.

$200,000

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island

R.I.

$225,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program Inc.

Texas

$300,000

Total = $4,987,656

PY14 (OPTION YEAR 2) HVRP GRANTEES

Grantee

State

PY14 Amount

United States Veterans Initiative

Ariz.

$140,000

California Veterans Assistance Foundation Inc.

Calif.

$121,757

Able-Disabled Advocacy Inc

Calif.

$300,000

New Directions Inc.

Calif.

$300,000

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

Calif.

$300,000

The Salvation Army, a California Corporation

Calif.

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Calif.

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles Inc.

Calif.

$300,000

Working Wardrobes for a New Start

Calif.

$277,796

City and County of Denver

Colo.

$165,750

Journey Home Inc.

Conn.

$90,469

National Organization of Concerned Black Men

D.C.

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative

D.C.

$300,000

City of Jacksonville, Florida

Fla.

$218,260

Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners

Fla.

$200,000

Volunteers of America of Florida

Fla.

$298,075

Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

Ga.

$238,397

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Ill.

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois Inc.

Ill.

$200,000

Inner Voice Inc.

Ill.

$270,000

National Able Network Inc.

Ill.

$238,000

Transitional Living Services Inc.

Ill.

$300,000

ECHO Housing Corporation

Ind.

$130,313

HealthNet Inc.

Ind.

$254,546

Goodwill Industries of the Heartland

Iowa

$200,000

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center Inc.

Ky.

$300,000

Quad Area Community Action Agency Inc.

La.

$200,000

Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans Inc.

La.

$300,000

Father Bill's & MainSpring Inc.

Mass.

$216,000

Interseminarian Project Place Inc.

Mass.

$115,781

Veterans Inc.

Mass.

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Massachusetts Inc.

Mass.

$149,956

Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation

Md.

$134,487

Way Station Inc.

Md.

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids Inc.

Mich.

$208,500

Volunteers of America of Michigan

Mich.

$200,000

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Minn.

$300,000

Volunteers of America of the Northern Rockies

Mont.

$200,000

Volunteers of America of the Carolinas Inc.

N.C.

$299,435

Volunteers of America of the Delaware Valley Inc.

N.J.

$150,000

Albany Housing Coalition Inc.

N.Y.

$118,800

America Works of New York Inc.

N.Y.

$300,000

Project Renewal Inc.

N.Y.

$100,064

Veterans Outreach Center Inc.

N.Y.

$300,000

Easter Seals Oregon

Ore.

$200,000

Alianza Municipal de Servicios Integrados

P.R.

$106,229

Commission on Economic Opportunity

Pa.

$100,000

Impact Services Corporation

Pa.

$300,000

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania Inc.

Pa.

$300,000

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

Pa.

$178,750

Veterans Inc.

R.I.

$225,000

Goodwill Industries of the Great Plains

S.D.

$62,598

Volunteers of America of Kentucky Inc.

Tenn.

$300,000

Operation Stand Down Nashville Inc.

Tenn.

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program Inc.

Texas

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program Inc.

Texas

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program Inc.

Texas

$300,000

Career and Recovery Resources Inc.

Texas

$300,000

Center Point Inc.

Texas

$150,000

River City Comprehensive Counseling Services

Va.

$300,000

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

Wash.

$100,000

Center for Veterans Issues Ltd.

Wis.

$200,000

Center for Veterans Issues Ltd.

Wis.

$300,000

Total = $14,558,963

PY14 (OPTION YEAR 3) HVRP GRANTEES

Grantee

State

PY14 Amount

Veterans Resource Centers of America

Calif.

$238,000

Veterans Village of San Diego

Calif.

$280,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.

Calif.

$200,000

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles Inc.

Calif.

$300,000

The Workplace Inc.

Conn.

$299,670

United States Veterans Initiative (Hawaii)

Hawaii

$200,000

America Works of Illinois

Ill.

$300,000

Shelter House Community Shelter & Transition Services

Iowa

$105,425

Veterans Inc.

Mass.

$200,000

Veterans Inc.

Mass.

$140,000

Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc. dba New England Shelter

Mass.

$219,620

Harbor Homes Inc.

N.H.

$200,000

Jericho Project

N.Y.

$111,580

Services for the UnderServed Inc.

N.Y.

$180,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Nev.

$230,000

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio Inc.

Ohio

$300,000

Easter Seals Oregon-Salem

Ore.

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of Houston

Texas

$300,000

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

Wash.

$300,000

Total = $4,404,295

PY 14 Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans w/ Families Grantees

Grantee

State

PY14 Amount

Goodwill Industries of Southern California

Calif.

$300,000

Human Potential Consultants LLC

Calif.

$300,000

North County Interfaith Council Inc.

Calif.

$150,000

Swords to Plowshares

Calif.

$150,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.

Calif.

$101,100

Volunteers of America of Northern California and Nevada

Calif.

$142,800

Okaloosa Walton Homeless Continuum of Care Opportunity Inc.

Fla.

$109,061

Mary Hall Freedom House Inc.

Ga.

$235,000

Volunteers of America of Illinois

Ill.

$210,000

Veterans Inc.

Mass.

$103,666

Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region

Md.

$300,000

Black Veterans for Social Justice Inc.

N.Y.

$163,333

Easter Seal New York Inc.

N.Y.

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio Inc.

Ohio

$200,000

Volunteers of America of Kentucky Inc.

Tenn.

$190,139

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program Inc.

Texas

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of Houston

Texas

$300,000

Partners in Careers

Wash.

$110,000

Total = $3,665,099

(156 Grantees) Total = $36,710,368