News Brief

$4M in job-driven training grants available to help more than 2,000 veterans overcome homelessness and secure employment

WHAT: Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program funding of $4 million is available to provide an estimated 2,000 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 (SGA-15-01) will be available at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=275845.

QUOTE: "Through partnerships and the aggressive delivery of supportive services, we are proving that we can indeed meet President Obama's ambitious goal of ending veterans' homelessness by the end 0f 2015," said Secretary Perez. "There are places where it has already happened. The HVRP has proven time and again that it can be effective in helping veterans overcome obstacles to employment and sustainable housing, and they deserve nothing less."

More information on the Department of Labor's unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans can be found at www.dol.gov/vets. For questions about this grant announcement please contact the department's Cassandra Mitchell at 202-693-4589.

VETS News Brief: 
04/13/2015
Media Contact Name: 

Egan Reich

Phone Number: 
Release Number: 
15-0638-NAT