News Brief

Department announces the availability of $12M in grants to help veterans overcome homelessness, secure employment

What: The U.S. Department of Labor announces the availability of approximately $12 million in funding from the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program to provide America’s military veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to help them attain good civilian jobs and transition successfully from homelessness to sustainable housing. Homeless veterans may receive occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services.

Who: State and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, and tribal governments, including faith-based and community organizations are eligible. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis.

Funding Announcement: The solicitation for grant applications will be available here. The closing date for applications is March 31, 2017.

More information on the department’s unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans can be found at

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