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VETS News Release: [08/05/2013]
Contact Name: Michael Volpe
Phone Number: (202) 693-4651
Email:
Volpe.Michael@dol.gov
Release Number: 13-1575-NAT

Department of Labor awards more than $5 million in job training grants to help 1,900 homeless women veterans, veterans with families

WASHINGTON — The Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service today announced the award of 22 grants, totaling more than $5 million, to provide about 1,900 homeless female veterans and veterans with families with job training to help them succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded under the department's Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families Program.

"These grants will offer the opportunity for a better life, providing the training and skills needed to find a job and housing," said Secretary of Labor Tom Perez. "Our veterans have sacrificed for our nation, and job training programs offer them a path to participation in society and success in the workplace."

The services provided by grantees will include job placement, on-the-job and classroom training, career counseling, life skills and money management mentoring, as well as help in finding housing. VETS estimates that these funds will help approximately 1,900 veterans.

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 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 can be found at www.dol.gov/vets/. For more information on these grants contact Cassandra Mitchell at 202-693-4570.

A list of grant awardees can be found below.

Applicant

City

State

App. $ Amt.

Veterans, Inc.

Worcester

MA

$120,000

North County Interfaith Council, Inc.

Escondido

CA

$300,000

Partners in Careers

Vancouver

WA

$110,000

Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region, Inc.

Silver Spring

MD

$300,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, Inc.

Marina

CA

$101,100

Volunteers of America (Sacramento)

Sacramento

CA

$142,988

Volunteers of American of Illinois

Chicago

IL

$210,000

Goodwill Industries of Southern California

Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.

San Antonio

TX

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of Houston

Houston

TX

$300,000

Black Veterans for Social Justice

Brooklyn

NY

$200,000

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

Detroit

MI

$101,100

Swords to Plowshares

San Francisco

CA

$150,000

Volunteers of America (Kentucky)

Louisville

KY

$300,000

Easter Seals New York, Inc.

Rochester

NY

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio

Brecksville

OH

$200,000

Human Potential Consultants, LLC

Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Kapolei

HI

$300,000

San Antonio Family Endeavors, Inc.

San Antonio

TX

$300,000

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island

Johnston

RI

$210,000

Mary Hall Freedom House, Inc.

Atlanta

GA

$300,000

Okaloosa Walton Continuum of Care/Opportunity, Inc.

Ft. Walton Beach

FL

$200,000