News Release

US Department of Labor awards $43.3M in grants to provide employer-driven training, support reintegration of homeless veterans

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today announced the award of $43.3 million in grants through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service to provide training to an estimated 21,000 homeless veterans to help them reintegrate into the American workforce. In all, the department’s 2017 award will fund 155 grants in its Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program.

“The grants we announced today will help thousands of homeless veterans to acquire the skills they need to obtain good-paying jobs and reintegrate themselves into a society whom they defended and served,” said Secretary Acosta.

Funds are being awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce development boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, tribal governments and faith-based and community organizations. Homeless veterans may receive occupational skills, apprenticeship opportunities, on-the-job training as well as job search and placement assistance.

Of the 155 grant recipients, 74 are first-time recipients that will provide services to homeless veterans in 40 U.S. states. These grantees under the HVRP program will network and coordinate their efforts through various private and public social service providers.

More information on the department’s unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans can be found at www.dol.gov/vets/. For more information about VETS, visit www.veterans.gov. Follow VETS on Twitter @VETS_DOL.

Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program: 2017 recipients

Grant applicant

State

Award amount

Aletheia House, Inc.

AL

$500,000

Pima County

AZ

$236,664

Volunteers of America, Inc.

CA

$230,000

Volunteers of America-Northern California/Northern Nevada

CA

$375,000

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles, Inc.

CA

$500,000

United States Veterans Initiative

CA

$400,000

Able-Disabled Advocacy, Inc.

CA

$355,050

The Salvation Army, a California Corporation

CA

$440,000

Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization

CA

$377,080

Interfaith Community Services, Inc.

CA

$120,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.

CA

$110,000

WestCare California, Inc.

CA

$497,850

Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization

CA

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Northern California/Northern Nevada

CA

$375,000

Berkeley Food and Housing Project

CA

$220,000

Community Catalysts of California

CA

$201,000

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

CO

$500,000

City of Jacksonville - Military Affairs & Veterans Dept.

FL

$225,000

Boley Centers, Inc.

FL

$308,000

Faith Hope Love Charity, Inc.

FL

$274,691

Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc.

FL

$187,280

Citrus Levy Marion Regional Workforce Development Board, Inc.

FL

$270,128

Boley Centers, Inc.

FL

$408,000

Recovery Consultants of Atlanta, Inc.

GA

$310,000

Mary Hall Freedom House, Inc.

GA

$340,000

Catholic Charities Hawaii

HI

$250,000

Transitional Living Services, dba TLS Veterans

IL

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois Inc.

IL

$231,312

Crossroads Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

IN

$337,840

ECHO Housing Corporation

IN

$173,739

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc.

KY

$190,820

Pennyroyal Regional Mental Health - Mental Retardation Board

KY

$172,231

Veterans Inc.

MA

$146,895

Volunteers of America, Inc.

MA

$216,700

Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA

MD

$500,000

Alliance, Inc.

MD

$500,000

Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc.

MD

$500,000

St. James A.M.E. Zion Church - Zion House

MD

$285,912

Volunteers of America Michigan

MI

$499,999

Volunteers of America Michigan

MI

$256,139

Volunteers of America Michigan

MI

$256,139

St. Patrick Center

MO

$225,088

Volunteers of America of the Carolinas, Inc.

NC

$298,242

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, Inc.

NC

$500,000

Real House Recovery Inc.

NJ

$500,000

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, Inc.

NJ

$299,394

United  Veterans Beacon House, Inc.

NY

$104,125

America Works of New York, Inc.

NY

$500,000

Easterseals New York Inc.

NY

$299,860

Easterseals New York Inc.

NY

$426,060

New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

NY

$234,041

Services for the UnderServed, Inc.

NY

$142,020

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio

OH

$300,000

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center

OH

$400,457

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio

OH

$350,000

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio

OH

$215,000

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio

OH

$300,000

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

OR

$225,000

Impact Services Corporation

PA

$400,000

Impact Services Corporation

PA

$500,000

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

PA

$191,103

Commission on Economic Opportunity

PA

$100,000

Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard, Inc.

PA

$220,500

Fast Forward

SC

$400,000

Military Community Connection of South Carolina

SC

$408,900

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Fort Worth, Inc.

TX

$130,070

The Houston Launch Pad

TX

$500,000

BakerRipley (formerly known as Neighborhood Centers Inc.)

TX

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.

TX

$500,000

Volunteers of America Texas

TX

$464,508

STOP Inc.

VA

$355,050

Partners in Careers

WA

$208,960

Snohomish County Workforce Development Council

WA

$277,511

Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd.

WI

$500,000

Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program: First option year recipients in 2017

Grant applicant

State

Award amount

St Francis House, Inc.

AR

$159,090

United States Veterans Initiative

AZ

$206,000

People Assisting the Homeless

CA

$309,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist Inc.

CA

$309,000

Volunteers of America-Greater Los Angeles, Inc.

CA

$309,000

Volunteers of America-Greater Los Angeles, Inc.

CA

$309,000

Working Wardrobes

CA

$309,000

New Directions for Veterans

CA

$300,000

Salvation Army-A California Corporation

CA

$300,000

Veterans Village of San Diego

CA

$206,000

United States Veterans Initiative

CA

$175,000

US Vets, Inc.

DC

$309,000

America Works of Washington, D.C.

DC

$300,000

Volunteers of America Florida, Inc. (South Florida)

FL

$308,505

Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

GA

$309,000

Veterans Empowerment Organization - Atlanta

GA

$308,621

US Vets Inc. Hawaii

HI

$187,258

Goodwill Industries of The Heartland

IA

$202,600

The Inner Voice, Inc.

IL

$309,000

Healthnet, Inc.

IN

$262,182

Volunteers of America Of Indiana, Inc.

IN

$240,000

Volunteers of America Kentucky, Inc. (Lexington)

KY

$205,929

Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans

LA

$309,000

Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans

LA

$206,000

Veterans Inc.

MA

$309,000

Volunteers of America of Massachusetts

MA

$242,000

Vietnam Veterans Workshop, dba New England Center for Homeless Veterans

MA

$142,020

Interseminarian Project Place Inc.

MA

$124,292

Easter Seals

MD

$309,000

Way Station, Inc.

MD

$309,000

Easter Seals Maine, Inc.

ME

$206,000

Volunteers of America Michigan

MI

$205,997

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

MN

$309,000

Soldier On, Inc.

MS

$206,000

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies

MT

$206,000

Easter Seals New Hampshire, Inc.

NH

$206,000

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley

NJ

$185,000

Veterans Outreach Center Inc.

NY

$308,003

Easter Seals Tristate LLC

OH

$103,117

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

OK

$300,157

Easter Seals Oregon - Salem

OR

$206,000

Easter Seals Oregon - Medford

OR

$206,000

St. Vincent de Paul

OR

$103,000

Veterans Multi-Service Center

PA

$262,050

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

PA

$206,000

Veterans Inc.

RI

$309,000

Telamon Corp. (South Carolina Columbia)

SC

$309,000

Volunteers of America, Dakotas

SD

$121,501

Volunteers of America Kentucky, Inc. (Nashville)

TN

$221,301

Volunteers of America Kentucky, Inc. (Chattanooga)

TN

$205,352

Volunteers of America Texas

TX

$308,916

Goodwill Industries of Houston, Inc.

TX

$300,000

Center Point, Inc.

TX

$180,250

Rivercity Comprehensive Counseling Service

VA

$308,872

Veterans Inc.

VT

$206,000

Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program: Second option year recipients in 2017

Grant applicant

State

Award amount

Aletheia House, Inc. (Montgomery Rural)

AL

$206,000

Volunteers of America - Greater Los Angeles, Inc.

CA

$309,000

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

CA

$309,000

Volunteers of America - San Gabriel Valley

CA

$309,000

1736 Family Crisis Center

CA

$309,000

Goodwill of Silicon Valley

CA

$300,000

Swords to Plowshares

CA

$300,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist Inc.

CA

$206,000

People Assisting The Homeless

CA

$100,000

The Workplace, Inc.

CT

$299,980

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc.

FL

$287,604

Goodwill Manasota

FL

$236,750

US Vets Inc. Hawaii

HI

$200,000

America Works of Illinois, Inc.

IL

$300,000

Volunteers of America Indiana, Inc.

IN

$206,000

Volunteers of America Michigan

MI

$180,576

Michigan Ability Partners

MI

$142,030

Hancock Resource Center

MS

$205,720

Harbor Homes, Inc.

NH

$206,000

U.S. Veterans Initiative - Las Vegas

NV

$236,900

Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.

NY

$261,182

Volunteers of America Greater Ohio, Inc.

OH

$309,000

Volunteers of America Oklahoma

OK

$309,000

Easter Seals Oregon Portland

OR

$309,000

Volunteers of America East Tennessee

TN

$199,299

Washington State Department of Veterans’ Affairs

WA

$309,000

VETS News Release: 
06/19/2017
Contact Name: 

Joe Versen

Phone Number: 
Release Number: 
17-0841-NAT