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$36 million in job training grants will help more than 17,000 veterans overcome homelessness, secure meaningful employment

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced the award of $36 million in Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program grants today to help an estimated 17,000 veterans successfully transition to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs. The grants will fund a variety of services to assist homeless veterans in their return to the labor force including occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance.

"Veterans homelessness is a moral outrage and it hurts the economy as well," said the secretary in announcing the grants at the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans' annual conference today. "We know that America works best when we field a full team, and veterans are some of our most valuable players. When a lack of stable housing is keeping highly skilled veterans out of the workforce, we all lose out on their gifts and talents."

Grants were awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, and faith-based and community organizations. HVRP is the only federal program focused exclusively on employment of homeless veterans. President Obama has proposed increasing funding for the HVRP program to $50 million in the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget.

Many HVRP grant recipients' awards will also include funding to allow them to target specific at-risk veteran populations. The Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program provides funding for services to expedite the reintegration of incarcerated or recently incarcerated veterans who are at risk for homeless into the labor force. The Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families Program provides funding for services to expedite the reintegration of homeless female veterans and veterans with families into the labor force.

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/.

The following is a list of 2016 award recipients:

*Denotes grantee will also provide services to IVTP-specific participants
**Denotes recipient of HFVVWF funding

PY 2016 New Grantees

 

 

 

Grantee

State

Award

Area(s) Served

Telamon Corporation*

AL

$200,000

Southeast Alabama, and Montgomery, Lowndes, Elmore, Lee, Autauga, Dale, Barbour, Pike, Crenshaw, Blount and Etowah Counties

St Francis House, Inc.

AR

$154,456

Greater Little Rock Urban Area

United States Veterans Initiative*

AZ

$200,000

Yavapai County in Northern Arizona and includes Tribal Lands of the Hopi, Navajo and Yavapai-Apache, also includes the Counties of Mohave, Coconino, Navaho, Gila and Apache

New Directions, Inc.*

CA

$300,000

Los Angeles County

People Assisting the Homeless*

CA

$300,000

Downtown San Diego, San Diego County

The Salvation Army, a California Corporation (Bell Shelter)*

CA

$300,000

Bell, California

United States Veterans Initiative*

CA

$175,000

Riverside and San Bernardino counties

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego*

CA

$200,000

Southeast region of San Diego County

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.*

CA

$300,000

Fresno and Madera counties

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles*

CA

$300,000

Downtown Los Angeles, including Skid Row, East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles*

CA

$300,000

San Fernando Valley

Working Wardrobes for a New Start*

CA

$300,000

Orange County

America Works of Washington D.C.*

DC/MD/VA

$300,000

District of Columbia; Maryland counties of Prince George's, Montgomery, and Frederick; and the Virginia counties of Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudon and Prince William

Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA*

DC/MD/VA

$300,000

District of Columbia; Maryland's Prince George's and Montgomery counties; and Arlington, Virginia and counties of Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William

United Way of Broward County, Inc.*

FL

$298,257

Broad County

Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc.*

FL

$189,839

Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties

Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc.*

FL

$299,519

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach and Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties

Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency, Inc.*

GA

$300,000

Atlanta

Veterans*

GA

$299,739

Atlanta, Georgia (Urban Area)

United States Veterans Initiative, Inc.*

HI

$187,258

Urban Honolulu

The Inner Voice, Inc.*

IL

$300,000

Downtown Chicago

Goodwill Industries of the Heartland*

IL/IA

$200,000

Counties of Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott in Iowa and Henry, Rock Island, and Whiteside, Illinois. Davenport, Bettendorf, Clinton and Muscatine, Iowa and Rock Island, Moline and East Moline, Illinois

Volunteers of America of Indiana, Inc.*

IN

$300,000

Marion County; Indianapolis

HealthNet, Inc.

IN

$254,546

Indianapolis and Marion County

Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc.*

KY

$199,931

Central Kentucky, including Fayette, Anderson, Bourbon, Franklin, Garrard, Jessamine, Mercer, Scott and Woodford

Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans*

LA

$300,000

New Orleans-Metairie

Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans*

LA

$200,000

Tri-parish Region of Terrebonne-Lafourche-Assumption

Interseminarian Project Place, Inc.*

MA

$120,672

City of Boston-Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods

Veterans Inc.*

MA

$300,000

Worcester County, Springfield

Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc. d/b/a New England Center*

MA

$275,000

Greater Boston metropolitan area and the Eastern section of Massachusetts, including Suffolk, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable and Dukes counties

Volunteers of America Massachusetts*

MA

$242,000

Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk counties

United States Veterans Initiative*

MD/VA

$300,000

Prince George's and Montgomery counties in Maryland; and Alexandria, Fairfax and Arlington County, Virginia

Way Station, Inc.

MD/WV

$300,000

Baltimore, Western Maryland and Martinsburg, West Virginia

Easter Seals Maine, Inc.*

ME

$200,000

York and Cumberland counties.

Volunteers of America Michigan*

MI

$200,000

Calhoun, Eaton, Ingham and Jackson counties

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans*

MN

$300,000

11 counties in Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area: Anoka, Carver, Chisago Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington and Wright County

Soldier On, Inc.*

MS

$200,000

Mississippi counties including Adams, Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clarke Clay, Coahoma, Copiah, Covington, Desoto, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Itawamba, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Walthall, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wilkinson, Winston, Yalobusha  and Yazoo.

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies*

MT

$200,000

Helena, Montana

Easter Seals New Hampshire, Inc.*

NH

$200,000

New Hampshire

Veterans Inc.*

NH/VT

$200,000

Merrimack, Sullivan, Grafton and Hillsborough counties in New Hampshire; and Windsor, Washington, Orange counties, and Rutland, Washington, Orange and Rutland

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley

NJ

$185,000

Camden, New Jersey

Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.*

NY

$300,000

Harlem section of Manhattan and Bronx County

Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.*

NY

$300,000

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

Easter Seals TriState LLC

OH

$100,114

Hamilton, Butler, Warren, and Clermont counties, Ohio

Muscogee (Creek) Nation*

OK

$291,415

Tulsa and 11 Oklahoma counties in East Central Oklahoma

Volunteers of America Oklahoma*

OK

$200,000

Muskogee, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair and McIntosh counties

Easter Seals Oregon*

OR

$200,000

Marion and Polk counties

Easter Seals Oregon*

OR

$200,000

Josephine and Jackson counties

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc.*

OR

$100,000

Non-urban Linn and Benton counties

Volunteers of America Pennsylvania*

PA

$200,000

Chester, Lancaster and Reading in Berks; Chester, Lancaster, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties in eastern Pennsylvania

YWCA Greater Harrisburg*

PA

$200,000

Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry and York counties

Veterans Multi-Service Center*

PA/NJ

$262,050

Philadelphia; Bucks, Delaware; Chester and Montgomery, Pennsylvania; and Camden, New Jersey

Veterans Inc.*

RI/MA

$300,000

Rhode Island (excluding Westerly) and Bristol County, Massachusetts; Providence, Warwick and Cranston, Rhode Island; Fall River and New Bedford, Massachusetts

Telamon Corporation

SC

$300,000

Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington and Richland counties

Volunteers of America, Dakotas*

SD

$121,501

South Dakota's Sioux Falls Metro Statistical Area

Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System

TN

$200,000

Putnam, Cumberland, Overton, White and DeKalb counties

Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc.*

TN

$199,371

Chattanooga Region, including Hamilton, Marion, Sequatchie, Franklin, Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Polk, McMinn, Meigs and Rhea

Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc.*

TN

$300,000

Davidson, Cannon, Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson counties

Center Point, Inc.*

TX

$175,000

Austin - Round Rock

Goodwill Industries of Houston, Inc.*

TX

$300,000

Houston/Harris County

Volunteers of America Texas*

TX

$299,919

Houston/Harris and Montgomery counties

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.

TX

$300,000

San Antonio

River City Comprehensive Counseling Services*

VA

$300,000

Urban area of Richmond

Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc.*

WI

$200,000

Dane County/Madison

Total

 

$15,530,586

 

 

PY 2016 Option Year Awards

 

 

 

Grantee

State

Award

Area(s) Served

Aletheia House, Inc.

AL

$200,000

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

Aletheia House, Inc.

AL

$200,000

Madison, Morgan and Limestone counties

Aletheia House, Inc.

AL

$300,000

Jefferson

United States Veterans Initiative

AZ

$300,000

Maricopa County

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

Compton

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

CA

$300,000

San Diego

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

San Gabriel Valley

1736 Family Crisis Center

CA

$300,000

South Bay/SPA 8 Region of Los Angeles County

Goodwill of Santa Clara County

CA

$300,000

Santa Clara & San Benito counties

Swords to Plowshares-West Bay

CA

$300,000

Alameda & Contra Costa counties

People Assisting the Homeless

CA

$100,000

San Luis Obispo County

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc.

CA

$200,000

Monterey & Santa Cruz counties

Swords to Plowshares-West Bay

CA

$300,000

San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

CA

$300,000

North San Diego County

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

Orange County

People Assisting the Homeless

CA

$300,000

Los Angeles

North County Interfaith Council, Inc.

CA

$300,000

North San Diego County

The Salvation Army, a California Corporation

CA

$300,000

Los Angeles County

North County Interfaith Council, Inc.**

CA

$120,000

San Diego County

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc.**

CA

$101,100

Monterey & Santa Cruz counties

Volunteers of America-NCNN**

CA

$142,800

Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties

Swords to Plowshares**

CA

$150,000

San Bernardino County

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

CO

$300,000

Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties

Denver Options Inc. dba Rocky Mountain Human Services

CO

$200,000

El Paso County

The Workplace, Inc.

CT

$299,980

Metro area: Bridgeport-New Haven

Veterans, Inc.

CT

$125,000

Central & northern Connecticut

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc.

FL

$279,227

Lake, Orange, Osceola Seminole

Goodwill Industries of Manasota, Inc.

FL

$300,000

Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and De Soto Counties

Boley Centers, Inc.

FL

$300,000

Pinellas

Boley Centers, Inc.

FL

$200,000

Pasco

Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc.

FL

$179,075

Brevard

Faith Hope Love Charity, Inc.

FL

$249,834

Palm Beach

Recovery Consultants of Atlanta

GA

$300,000

DeKalb, Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale

Mary Hall Freedom House, Inc.**

GA

$235,000

Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton

United States Veterans Initiative (Hawaii)

HI

$200,000

Rural Hawaii all counties

Goodwill Industries of the Heartland

IA

$119,500

Linn County

Nez Perce Tribe

ID

$154,356

Nez Perce Tribal Land and Greater Lewiston Area

America Works of Illinois

IL

$300,000

Chicago, Cook County

Volunteers of America of Indiana, Inc.

IN

$200,000

Fort Wayne-Allen County (Greater Indiana)

Crossroads Rehabilitation Center

IN

$267,580

Indianapolis-Hamilton, Hancock and Hendricks counties

Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc.

KY

$193,494

Carter; Greene; Hancock; Hawkins; Johnson; Sullivan; Unicoi and Washington counties

Pennyroyal Regional Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board

KY

$172,320

Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd, Trigg, Montgomery, Tennessee

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center

KY

$162,400

Boyd, Carter, Rowan, Elliot, Lawrence, Morgan, Martin, Magoffin, Pike, Knott, Letcher, Perry, Leslie, Harlan, Breathitt, Lee, Owsley, Clay, Jackson, Laurel, Knox, Bell, Whitley, McCreary, Rockcastle, Lincoln, Pulaski and Wayne

Veterans, Inc.**

MA

$103,666

State of Massachusetts

Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region

MD

$299,940

Prince George's and Montgomery counties, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, Virginia

Maryland Center For Vets Education & Training, Inc.

MD

$300,000

Greater Baltimore Area, Baltimore, Baltimore County

Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region**

MD

$300,000

Prince George's and Montgomery counties; Washington, D.C.; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, Virginia

Veterans, Inc.

ME

$200,000

Augusta, Lewiston-Auburn and Portland

Michigan Ability Partners

MI

$159,100

Washtenaw and Jackson counties

Volunteers of America of Michigan

MI

$199,996

Bay, Genesee, Saginaw and Shiawassee counties

Southwest Housing Solutions Corporation

MI

$300,000

Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties

Volunteers of America of Michigan

MI

$300,000

Kent, Berrien, Kalamazoo and Muskegon

Volunteers of America of Michigan

MI

$300,000

Wayne, Berrien, Kalamazoo, Kent and Muskegon counties

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

MN

$120,000

36 Southern Counties including four Native American reservations

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

MN

$120,000

38 northern counties

St. Patrick Center

MO

$292,423

St. Louis-St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, Warren, Lincoln, Franklin, St. Francois, Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois

Hancock Resource Center

MS

$199,728

Hancock, Pearl River, Harrison

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, Inc.

NC

$200,000

Asheville, Buncombe County

Harbor Homes, Inc.

NH

$200,000

Hillsborough County, NH

Goodwill Industries of New Mexico

NM

$250,136

Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval and Torrance counties

United States Veterans Initiative

NV

$230,000

Clark and Nye counties, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Pahrump and Laughlin

Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.

NY

$253,575

Manhattan and Bronx, NY

Easter Seals New York, Inc.

NY

$150,000

Nassau and Suffolk counties, NY

United Veterans Beacon House, Inc.

NY

$100,050

Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties, NY

Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.

NY

$300,000

Kings, Queens and Richmond, NY

Easter Seals New York, Inc.

NY

$200,000

Onondaga County and Syracuse, NY

Easter Seals New York, Inc.**

NY

$225,000

Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island

Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.**

NY

$163,333

All counties of New York City

Easter Seals New York, Inc.

NY

$135,000

New York City

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.

OH

$300,000

Dayton Montgomery counties

Faith Mission, Inc.

OH

$100,000

Columbus-Franklin

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.

OH

$300,000

Cleveland-Cuyahoga County

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.

OH

$300,000

Columbus-Franklin

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

OH

$300,000

Cincinnati-Hamilton, Butler, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Highland and Adams counties

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.**

OH

$200,000

Cincinnati-Hamilton

Volunteers of America of Oklahoma

OK

$300,000

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Easter Seals Oregon

OR

$300,000

Portland-Hillsboro-Vancouver MSA, Multnomah and Washington counties

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc.

OR

$200,000

Lane County

Philadelphia Veteran Multi-Service & Education Center

PA

$300,000

Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

PA

$121,617

Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana and Somerset

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island

RI

$225,000

Rhode Island-ALL

Fast Forward

SC

$300,000

Richland and Lexington counties

Houston Launch Pad

TX

$300,000

Houston, TX

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.

TX

$300,000

Bexar and Comal counties

Goodwill Industries of Houston**

TX

$300,000

Houston, TX

Total Action Against Poverty

VA

$180,000

Roanoke, Botetourt, Bath, Rockbridge, Alleghany, Craig, Franklin counties; Lexington, Buena Vista, Roanoke, Covington and Salem;

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

WA

$300,000

Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap, King and Clark counties

Workforce Development Council Snohomish County

WA

$200,000

Everett, Snohomish counties

Partners in Careers**

WA

$110,000

Clark County and Portland, Oregon

TOTAL

 

$20,690,230

 
VETS News Release: 
06/01/2016
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