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CORRECTED: U.S. Department of Labor Awards Grants to Support Services For Homeless Veterans Seeking to Reenter Workforce

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today the award of over $53 million in Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) grants to 157 recipients that will provide employment services to more than 21,000 homeless veterans seeking to reintegrate into the workforce.

HVRP grantees coordinate their efforts with other federal programs such as the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care programs. The Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) administers the HVRP.

“As we work to overcome the disruption caused by coronavirus, we recognize a special obligation to help the military veterans who need us most re-enter the workforce,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. “Faith-based and community-based organizations, as well as other local entities, are well-positioned to support veterans in their communities and help them participate in the economic freedom they’ve secured for us.” 

The Department will award 77 grants totaling $26.6 million to first-time recipients, and award $26.4 million in option-year funding to grantees originally awarded in 2018 and 2019.

“The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to helping all of our nation’s veterans realize their full potential in the workplace,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training John Lowry. “While these veterans may be homeless today, with the right kind of support, they can reestablish an employment trajectory that will enable a prosperous future.”

HVRP awards grants on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, faith-based and community organizations. Through the services provided, homeless veterans may learn occupational skills, attain apprenticeships or on-the-job training opportunities and receive job search and placement assistance. 

Visit www.dol.gov/vets for more information on the Department’s unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans. For questions about these grant awards, please contact the Department’s Kia Mason at (202) 693-2606, and for more information about the VETS, please visit www.veterans.gov or follow on twitter @VETS_DOL.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

The list of new awards, and their recipients, is below:

Recipient

State

Amount

Aletheia House Inc.

AL

$500,000

Volunteers of America Southeast

AL

$248,358

Pima County

AZ

$195,607

Able-Disabled Advocacy Inc.

CA

$360,396

America Works of California Inc.

CA

$500,000

Berkeley Food and Housing Project

CA

$500,000

Goodwill Industries of Southern California

CA

$500,000

JVS SoCal

CA

$466,800

Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization

CA

$500,000

The Salvation Army

CA

$440,000

United States Veterans Initiative

CA

$194,536

Vietnam Veterans of California, dba, Veterans Resource Center

CA

$421,814

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

CA

$233,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.

CA

$250,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.

CA

$104,000

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles

CA

$396,780

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles

CA

$361,770

Volunteers of America-Northern California/Northern Nevada

CA

$499,476

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

CO

$500,000

Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans Inc.

DE

$450,000

Boley Centers Inc.

FL

$332,402

Gang Alternative Inc.

FL

$490,110

Mary Hall Freedom House Inc.

GA

$400,000

Recovery Consultants of Atlanta, Inc.

GA

$500,000

Veterans Empowerment Organization of Georgia Inc.

GA

$468,091

Catholic Charities Hawaii

HI

$270,000

Of Color Inc.

IL

$499,785

Transitional Living Services

IL

$283,957

Crossroads Rehabilitation Center Inc.

IN

$297,440

ECHO Housing Corporation

IN

$153,419

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center Inc.

KY

$210,960

Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana Inc.

LA

$210,960

Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana Inc.

LA

$322,205

Massachusetts Military Support Foundation Inc.

MA

$186,750

Veterans Inc.

MA

$170,000

Veterans Inc.

MA

$150,000

Veterans Inc.

MA

$500,000

Volunteers of America Massachusetts

MA

$265,049

Volunteers of America Massachusetts

MA

$338,264

Easterseals Serving DC|MD|VA, Inc.

MD

$500,000

Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley

MD

$202,531

Mosaic Community Services, Inc.

MD

$500,000

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

MD

$300,000

Michigan Ability Partners

MI

$158,204

St. Patrick Center

MO

$308,911

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, Inc.

NC

$500,000

Volunteers of America of the Carolinas, Inc.

NC

$282,562

America Works of New York, Inc.

NY

$500,000

Puerto Rican Organization to Motivate, Enlighten and Serve

NY

$401,064

Services for the UnderServed Inc.

NY

$142,020

United Veterans Beacon House Inc.

NY

$104,125

Easter Seals TriState LLC

OH

$168,048

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center Inc.

OH

$472,151

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

OH

$360,000

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

OH

$320,000

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

OH

$315,000

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

OH

$320,000

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

OH

$255,000

Volunteers of America Oklahoma Inc.

OK

$420,208

Easterseals Oregon

OR

$500,000

Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties

OR

$186,639

Commission on Economic Opportunity

PA

$200,000

Impact Services Corporation

PA

$500,000

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania Inc.

PA

$209,526

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania Inc.

PA

$334,363

Veterans Multi-Service Center Inc.

PA

$277,456

Veterans Multi-Service Center Inc.

PA

$388,939

Veterans Place of Washington Blvd.

PA

$364,000

Fast Forward

SC

$400,000

Adaptive Construction Solutions Inc.

TX

$450,000

Castle Cares Community Ministries

TX

$320,034

The Houston Launch Pad

TX

$500,000

Unity Partners dba Project Unity

TX

$263,565

Focused Outreach Richmond Inc.

VA

$320,000

Center for Veterans Issues Ltd.

WI

$500,000

Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps, Inc.

WI

$202,525

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies

WY

$500,000

 

The list of continuation awards, and their recipients, is below:

Recipient

State

Award

Aletheia House

AL

$251,329

St. Francis House Inc

AR

$159,090

United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS-Phoenix)

AZ

$325,000

United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS - Prescott)

AZ

$216,000

America Works of California Inc

CA

$500,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist Inc.

CA

$240,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist Inc.

CA

$250,000

Volunteers of America-Southwest

CA

$230,000

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

CA

$500,000

PATH

CA

$300,000

Goodwill of Santa Clara County

CA

$300,000

Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles Ca. (West Covina)

CA

$500,000

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles

CA

$500,000

Volunteers of America Los Angeles

CA

$500,000

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo Co. Inc

CA

$273,758

The Salvation Army, A California Corp.

CA

$445,000

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles

CA

$500,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.

CA

$350,000

Working Wardrobe For A New Start

CA

$266,600

Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut Inc.

CT

$420,410

United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS-Washington D.C.)

DC

$309,000

Volunteers of America of Florida

FL

$407,458

Traveler's Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta Inc.

GA

$426,547

Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

GA

$375,000

United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS-Barbers Point)

HI

$200,000

United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS-Barber's Point)

HI

$275,000

Goodwill Industries of the Heartland

IA

$242,000

Idaho Department of Labor

ID

$114,500

National Able Network

IL

$370,950

The Inner Voice Inc.

IL

$500,000

America Works of Illinois Inc.

IL

$400,000

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

IN

$215,000

South Central Region 8 Workforce Board Inc.

IN

$125,000

Volunteers of America Mid-States

KY

$288,171

Elle Foundation

LA

$203,500

Easterseals MA

MA

$125,598

Veterans Inc.

MA

$370,000

Veterans Inc. RI/SEMA

MA

$322,000

Easterseals Serving DC/MD/ VA

MD

$500,000

Way Station Inc.

MD

$396,639

Easterseals Maine

ME

$285,823

Volunteers of America Michigan

MI

$214,740

Volunteers of America Michigan

MI

$234,559

Mid-Michigan Community Action Agency Inc.

MI

$221,920

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

MN

$500,000

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

MN

$447,613

Hancock Resource Center

MS

$239,593

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies

MT-WY

$405,000

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry

NC

$500,000

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry

NC

$500,000

Harbor Homes Inc.

NH

$200,000

Real House Recovery Inc

NJ

$471,424

Goodwill Industries of New Mexico

NM

$493,867

United States Veterans Initiative

NV

$250,000

Black Veterans for Social Justice

NY

$185,020

Black Veterans for Social Justice Inc.

NY

$248,000

Black Veterans for Social Justices, Inc.

NY

$275,050

Mental Health America of Dutchess County Inc.

NY

$150,000

Veterans Outreach Center Inc.

NY

$500,000

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indaina

OH

$205,000

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

OH

$320,000

Volunteers of America Oklahoma

OK

$388,439

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

OK

$348,878

Easterseals Oregon

OR

$500,000

Easterseals Oregon

OR

$400,000

Easterseals Oregon

OR

$325,000

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

PA

$230,000

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island

RI

$300,000

Volunteers of America Dakotas

SD

$216,372

United States Veterans Initiative

TX

$250,000

Front Steps Inc.

TX

$300,000

Adaptive Construction Solutions

TX

$500,000

Volunteers of America Texas Dallas/Fort Worth

TX

$385,710

Volunteers of America Texas

TX

$500,000

Total Action Against Poverty

VA

$227,263

River City Comprehensive Counseling Services

VA

$320,000

Veteran’s Inc.

VT

$236,000

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

WA

$480,000

Partner in Careers

WA

$208,455

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.

WI

$240,000

 

Ed. Note: This version of the release updates the list of new award recipients that appeared in the original version of the release to correct a sorting error.

Agency
Veterans' Employment & Training Service
Date
July 1, 2020
Release Number
20-1254-NAT
Contact: Bennett Gamble
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