News Brief

Department announces the availability of $13M in grants to help thousands of veterans overcome homelessness, secure employment

WHAT: The U.S. Department of Labor announces the availability of Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program funding of $13 million to provide an estimated 6,000 veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to help them successfully transition from homelessness to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs. Homeless veterans may receive occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services.

WHO: Funds are being awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, and tribal governments, including faith-based and community organizations.

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT: The solicitation for grant applications can be found here.

QUOTE: “Finding gainful employment can change the life of a homeless veteran,” said Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez.  “The men and women who have served our country with distinction should not have to struggle to find and keep good jobs. We are committed to helping homeless veterans, as well as those who are incarcerated or recently incarcerated, find jobs that can lead to stable housing and improved quality of life.”

More information on the Department of Labor’s unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans can be found at www.dol.gov/vets/.

VETS News Brief: 
02/22/2016
Media Contact Name: 

Joe Versen

Phone Number: 
Release Number: 
16-0367-NAT