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$35 Million in job training grants will help more than 16,000 veterans overcome homelessness and secure employment
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced today the award of nearly $35 million in grants to provide an estimated 16,000 veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to help them successfully transition from homelessness to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs.

"In cities like Salt Lake City, Houston and Phoenix, through partnerships and the aggressive delivery of supportive services, we have shown that veteran homelessness is not a reality we have to accept," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. "The Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program 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."

The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program is awarding funds competitively to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, and tribal governments, including faith-based and community organizations. Homeless veterans may receive occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services. HVRP is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of veterans who are homeless.

Grantees in the HVRP program network coordinate their efforts with various local, state and federal social service providers. To learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor's unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans, visit www.dol.gov/vets. For more information on this grant announcement, please contact the department's Cassandra Mitchell at 202-693-4589.

The following is a list of 2015 award recipients:

PROGRAM YEAR 2015 HOMELESS VETERANS REINTEGRATION PROGRAM GRANTEES PY15 NEW GRANTEES

Grantee

Areas Served

State

PY15 Amount

Aletheia House, Inc.

Montgomery, Autauga, Bullock, Elmore and Lowndes counties and in non-urban Alabama

AL

$200,000

Volunteers of America-Los Angeles

Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

City of San Diego

CA

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Los Angeles

Compton, Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

1736 Family Crisis Center

Wilmington, San Pedro, Long Beach, Inglewood, Redondo and Hermosa Beach and Carson

CA

$300,000

Goodwill of Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County-Sunnyvale

CA

$300,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.

Monterey and Santa Cruz counties

CA

$200,000

Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization

Alameda/Contra Costa counties

CA

$300,000

PATH (People Assisting the Homeless)

Santa Barbara

CA

$100,000

Denver Options, Inc., dba Rocky Mountain Human Services

Pueblo and Fremont counties

CO

$136,514

The WorkPlace

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk

CT

$299,980

Goodwill Industries-Central Florida

Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties

FL

$279,227

United States Veteran Initiative

Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Kauai Rural areas

HI

$200,000

America Works of Illinois, Inc.

Chicago, Cook County

IL

$300,000

Volunteer of America-Indiana, Inc.

Allen County (Greater Ind.)

IN

$200,000

Volunteers of America-Kentucky

Louisville

KY

$193,494

Michigan Ability Partners

Washetenaw and Jackson counties

MI

$159,100

Volunteers of America-Michigan

Bay/Genesee/Saginaw/Shiawassee counties

MI

$199,996

Hancock Resource Center

Hancock, Pearl and Harrison counties

MS

$199,728

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Standing Rock Reservation

ND

$200,000

Harbor Homes, Inc.

Hillsborough County

NH

$200,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Clark County

NV

$230,000

Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.

Manhattan and Bronx counties

NY

$300,000

Easter Seals New York, Inc.

Nassau and Suffolk counties

NY

$150,000

Volunteers of America-Greater Ohio

Dayton

OH

$300,000

Faith Missions Inc.

Columbus-Franklin

OH

$120,160

Volunteers of America-Oklahoma

Tulsa

OK

$300,000

Easter Seals Oregon

Multnomah County

OR

$300,000

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

WA

$300,000

TOTAL = $6,868,199

PY15 (Year 1) Option Year

Grantee

Areas Served

State

PY15 Amount

United Veterans Beacon House, Inc.

Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties

NY

$145,000

Black Veterans for Social Justice

New York City (all 5 boroughs: Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan)

NY

$300,000

Swords to Plow Shares

San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties

CA

$300,000

St. Vincent de Paul

Lane County

OR

$200,000

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

Del Mar to Oceanside and Escondido and Poway, Carlsbad, Visa, Encinitas, Fallbrook, and Solana Beach

CA

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Greater NY

Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx and Congressional districts 5-16

NY

$300,000

Berkley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments

Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester

SC

$92,202

The Houston Launch Pad-HVRP

Houston

TX

$300,000

Pennyroyal Regional Health-Mental Retardation Board

Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins,Livingstion, Lyon, Muhlenburg, Todd, and Trigg counties

KY

$172,320

Southwest Housing Solutions Corporation

Greater Detroit

MI

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Michigan

Grand Rapids/Wyoming, Muskegon/Muskegon Heights, Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor/Niles

MI

$300,000

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Denver

CO

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Los Angeles

Santa Ana, Orange County

CA

$300,000

Boley Centers, Inc.

Pasco County

FL

$200,000

Denver Options, Inc., dba Rocky Mountain Human Services

El Paso County

CO

$200,000

People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)

Los Angeles Area

CA

$300,000

Recovery Consultants of Atlanta

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta

GA

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Florida, Inc.

Brevard County

FL

$179,075

Nez Perce Tribe

Nez Perce Indian Reservation

ID

$154,356

Easter Seals-New York, Inc.

City of Syracuse and Onondaga County

NY

$200,000

Alethia House, Inc.

Limestone, Morgan, Madison

AL

$200,000

Fast Forward

Richland, Lexington, and Fairfield counties

SC

$300,000

St. Patrick Center

MO-001 City of St. Louis/ MO-002 County of St Louis, MO/MO-003 St. Louis Metro Statistical Area (MSA)/IL-12/ IL-13/IL-5

MO

$300,000

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center

Numerous E. Appalachian counties

KY

$162,400

Volunteers of America-Kentucky Inc.

Louisville MSA including Jefferson, Oldham, Henry, Hardin, Shelby, Spencer, Bullitt, Nelson and Mead counties; and Clark Floyd, Harrison, and Washington counties in Indiana

KY

$255,000

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

22 counties in the Mankato Southern outreach area

MN

$120,000

Workforce Development Council Snohomish County

Snohomish County

WA

$200,000

Total Action Against Poverty in Roanoke Valley, Inc.

Cities of Lexington, Buena Vista, Roanoke and Covington; Roanoke, Botetourt, Bath, Craig and Franklin and Rockridge counties; and part of Alleghany County.

VA

$180,000

Goodwill Industries-Heartland

Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, and Robins

IA

$119,500

Boley Centers, Inc.

FL-014 Pinellas County

FL

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Maricopa County

AZ

$300,000

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, Inc.

Ashville, Buncombe County

NC

$200,000

Volunteers of America-Greater Ohio

OH-003 Columbus

OH

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Greater Ohio

Cleveland, Cuyahoga counties

OH

$300,000

TOTAL = $8,079,853

PY15 (Year 2) Option Year

Grantee

Areas Served

State

PY15 Amount

The Strategist, LLC

Honolulu

HI

$300,000

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

Cincinnati

OH

$300,000

North County Interfaith Council, Inc.

Escondido

CA

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc

San Antonio

TX

$300,000

Crossroads Rehabilitation Center

Indianapolis

IN

$267,580

Veterans, Inc.

All of Maine with focus on urban areas: Augusta, Lewiston, Auburn, and Portland

ME

$200,000

Easter Seals-Greater Washington-Baltimore Region

Montgomery and Prince George's counties, Md.; Washington DC; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun & Prince William counties, Va.

MD

$299,940

Goodwill Industries-New Mexico

Counties of Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval, Torrance; cities of Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, 16 towns, Native American Pueblos

NM

$250,136

Salvation Army, a California Corporation

Long Beach

CA

$300,000

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island

State of Rhode Island, Fall River and New Bedford, Mass.

RI

$225,000

Easter Seals-New York, Inc.

New York City (all 5 boroughs: Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island)

NY

$225,000

Faith Hope Love Charity, Inc.

Palm Beach County

FL

$249,834

Veterans, Inc.

Cities of Hartford and New Britain

CT

$125,000

Volunteers of America-Michigan

Detroit

MI

$300,000

Maryland Center for Vets Education & Training, Inc.

Baltimore City, Baltimore County

MD

$300,000

Aletheia House, Inc.

Birmingham

AL

$300,000

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

Cambria, Blair, Huntingdon, Somerset, Bedford and Fulton counties

PA

$121,617

Philadelphia Veteran Multi-Service & Education Center

Philadelphia

PA

$300,000

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Duluth and all Northern Minnesota counties including: Cook, Lake, St. Louis, Aitkin, Carlton, Pine, Koochichining, Itasca, Cass, Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, Hubbard, Clearwater, Roseau

MN

$120,000

TOTAL = $4,784,107

PY15 (Year 3) Option Year

Grantee

Areas Served

State

PY15 Amount

Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.

Houston

TX

$300,000

Center Point, Inc.

Austin

TX

$150,000

Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd.

Portage, Winnebago, Outagamie, Brown, Waupaca, Marathon, Waushara, and Shawano counties

WI

$200,000

River City Comprehensive Counseling Services

Richmond

VA

$300,000

Easter Seals-Oregon

Jackson County and Grants Pass

OR

$200,000

Inner Voice Inc.

Chicago, Cook County

IL

$270,000

People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)

Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

Way Station, Inc.

Baltimore City, Baltimore, Frederick, Montgomery and Washington counties, Md.; Jefferson, Berkley & Morgan counties, W. Va.; Washington, D.C.

MD

$300,000

Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.

City of Rochester, counties of Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne

NY

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Greater New Orleans, Inc.

New Orleans

LA

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Delaware Valley, Inc.

Camden County

NJ

$150,000

Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd

Milwaukee

WI

$300,000

Journey Home, Inc.

Hartford

CT

$90,469

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, Carlisle

PA

$178,750

Project Renewal, Inc.

New York City (all 5 boroughs: Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan)

NY

$100,064

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Chicago

Chicago

IL

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Prescott

AZ

$140,000

Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners

Hillsborough County

FL

$200,000

HealthNet, Inc.

Indianapolis

IN

$254,546

Salvation Army, a California Corporation

City of Bell, Los Angeles County

CA

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Washington

DC

$300,000

America Works of New York, Inc.

New York City (all 5 boroughs: Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan)

NY

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Long Beach

CA

$300,000

California Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc.

City of Bakersville

CA

$121,757

City of Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach

FL

$200,500

New Directions, Inc.

Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

Alianza Municipal de Servicios Integrados

All 78 municipalities in Puerto Rico

PR

$95,235

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Minneapolis, St. Paul and seven- county metro area including; Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver, Wright, Anoka.

MN

$300,000

Veterans, Inc.

All of Rhode Island and New Bedford, Mass.

RI

$225,000

Veterans, Inc.

Central and Western (focus on Worcester and Springfield)

MA

$300,000

Working Wardrobes for a New Start

Orange and Los Angeles counties

CA

$277,796

Goodwill Industries-Central Illinois, Inc.

Champain, Hancock, Fulton, Mason, McDonough, Bureau, Lasalle and Henry counties

IL

$200,000

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

Harrison; Pendleton; Scott, Ind.; Dearborne; Franklin, Ohio; Ripley, Switzerland County

KY

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Carolinas, Inc.

Raleigh

NC

$299,435

Transitional Living Services, Inc.

McHenry, Lake, Kane, and Cook counties

IL

$300,000

Interseminarian Project Place, Inc.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

MA

$115,781

Albany Housing Coalition, Inc.

Cities of Albany, Troy, Schenectady, as well as Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties

NY

$118,000

Impact Services Corporation

Philadelphia

PA

$300,000

Father Bill's & MainSpring, Inc.

South Shore of Massachusetts

MA

$101,520

Goodwill Industries-Heartland

Scott, Clinton, Muscastine, Rock Island, Whiteside, Henry

IA

$200,000

Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies

Henry, Lewis and Clarke counties

MT

$200,000

National Organization of Concerned Black Men

Washington

DC

$300,000

Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

Atlanta

GA

$238,397

Volunteers of America-Michigan

Lansing

MI

$200,000

Volunteers of America-Kentucky, Inc.

Knoxville

TN

$300,000

National Able Network, Inc.

Chicago, Cook County

IL

$238,000

Operation Stand Down Nashville, Inc.

Nashville

TN

$300,000

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

Lawrence, Beaver, Allegheny, Washington, Greene, Fayette, Westmoreland, Indiana, Armstrong and Butler counties

PA

$300,000

Quad Area Community Action Agency, Inc.

East Feliciana, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, and West Feliciana parishes.

LA

$200,000

Volunteers of America-Massachusetts, Inc.

Middlesex and Essex County

MA

$149,956

ECHO Housing Corporation

Evansville

IN

$130,313

Volunteers of America-Greater Los Angeles, Inc.

Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation

Anne Arundel County

MD

$134,487

Able-Disabled Advocacy, Inc.

San Diego

CA

$300,000

Washington Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Eastern Wash.

WA

$100,000

Commission on Economic Opportunity

Lackawanna and Luzerne counties

PA

$100,000

Volunteers of America-Florida

Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Key West, Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties

FL

$298,075

TOTAL = $13,078,081

Homeless Female Veterans/ Veterans with Families PY15 (Year 2) Option Year

Grantee

Areas Served

State

PY15 Amount

North County Interfaith Council, Inc.

San Diego County, Escondido, Oceanside, Poway

CA

$120,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc.

Monterey and Santa Cruz

CA

$101,100

Volunteers of America-NCNN

Placer County, Yolo County

CA

$142,800

Swords to Plowshares

Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties

CA

$150,000

Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.

City of New York

NY

$163,000

Mary Hall Freedom House, Inc.

Fulton County, City of Atlanta

GA

$235,000

Veterans, Inc.

Mass.

MA

$103,666

Easter Seals-Greater Washington-Baltimore Region

Baltimore City and Baltimore, Montgomery and Prince George's counties, Md.; Washington D.C.; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun & Prince William counties, Va.

MD

$300,000

Easter Seals-New York, Inc.

New York City (all 5 boroughs: Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan)

NY

$225,000

Volunteers of America-Greater Ohio, Inc.

Cincinnati, Hamilton County

OH

$200,000

Goodwill Industries-Houston

Houston

TX

$300,000

Partners in Careers

Portland, Vancouver

WA

$110,000

TOTAL = $34,960,806

Editor's Note: The number of grantees and funds awarded have been corrected.

 

VETS News Release: 
06/23/2015
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15-1203-NAT