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US Department of Labor awards more than $52M in grants to help homeless veterans reenter the workforce

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today the award of more than $52 million in grants to help homeless veterans return to meaningful employment and address the complex problems facing homeless veterans.

Administered by the department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program funding also supports Homeless Female Veterans’ and Veterans with Families program and the Incarcerated Veterans’ Transition Program grants. Ending homelessness among veterans has long been a priority for the department. VETS designs these programs to provide training, skills development and career support.

“As the nation continues its recovery from the pandemic, initiatives like these are more important than ever,” said Secretary Marty Walsh. “Our veterans deserve our best efforts to ensure they have a safe place to live, means to support themselves and their families and opportunities to pursue a fulfilling career.”

The department will award 119 continuation grants totaling more than $40 million and 36 new three-year grant awards totaling more than $12 million to provide a wide range of services to veterans currently homeless or at risk of homelessness. In addition to working with VETS, grant recipients partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Service for Veteran Families program and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care program.

Learn more about VETS’ Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Programs.

“Those now or formerly in military service share the value that no one should be left behind,” said Veterans’ Employment and Training Services’ Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary James Rodriguez. “The Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program reflects our commitment to ensuring that our veterans have and are prepared for the opportunities they deserve.”  

Learn more about the department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service.

A list of HVRP grant recipients follows this release.

New Grant Awards

 

 

Recipient

State

Amount

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles

CA

$400,140

People Assisting the Homeless

CA

$500,000

People Assisting the Homeless

CA

$333,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.

CA

$265,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.

CA

$255,000

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

CA

$500,000

Vietnam Veterans of California Inc.

CA

$155,055

Friendship Place

DC

$376,959

City of Jacksonville

FL

$240,924

The Warrior Alliance Inc.

GA

$430,000

City of Refuge Inc.

GA

$500,000

United States Veterans Initiative

HI

$200,000

Aspire Indiana Inc.

IN

$500,000

Clear Path for Veterans New England Inc.

MA

$420,957

Veterans Inc.

MA

$154,000

Southwest Economic Solutions Corp.

MI

$180,000

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

MN

$378,750

Welcome Home Inc.

MO

$80,000

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri Inc.

MO

$354,612

Hancock Resource Center

MS

$295,000

EYES New Jersey

NJ

$480,556

Goodwill Industries of New Mexico

NM

$493,867

United States Veterans Initiative

NV

$323,000

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey

NY

$500,000

Black Veterans for Social Justice Inc.

NY

$473,550

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

OH

$255,000

Volunteers of America Oklahoma Inc.

OK

$388,439

Easter Seals Oregon

OR

$500,000

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania Inc.

PA

$213,093

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island

RI

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative

TX

$250,000

Lubbock Regional MHMR Center

TX

$376,949

Total Action Against Poverty in Roanoke Valley

VA

$174,421

STOP Incorporated

VA

$465,768

Snohomish County Workforce Development Council

WA

$362,900

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

WA

$500,000

 

Option-Year Awards

 

 

Recipient

State

Amount

Aletheia House Inc.

AL

$251,329

St. Francis House

AR

 $159,090

United States Veterans Initiative

AZ

$216,000

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County Inc.

CA

$191,631

The Salvation Army, a California corporation

CA

$445,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.

CA

$350,000

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles

CA

$500,000

Working Wardrobe for a New Start

CA

$266,600

United States Veterans Initiative

DC

$309,000

Volunteers of America of Florida Inc.

FL

$391,080

Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency Inc.

GA

$375,000

United States Veterans Initiative

HI

$275,000

Goodwill Industries of the Heartland

IA

$186,339

America Works of Illinois Inc.

IL

$400,000

National Able Network Inc.

IL

$370,950

The Inner Voice Inc.

IL

$500,000

Elle Foundation

LA

$203,500

Veterans Inc.

MA

$322,000

Veterans Inc.

MA

$370,000

Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA

MD

$500,000

Way Station Inc.

MD

$396,639

Easter Seals Maine Inc

ME

$285,823

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

MN

$447,613

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry Inc.

NC

$500,000

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry Inc.

NC

$500,000

Harbor Homes Inc.

NH

$200,000

Real House Recovery Inc.

NJ

$471,424

Mental Health America of Dutchess County Inc.

NY

$150,000

Veterans Outreach Center Inc.

NY

$500,000

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

OH

$215,000

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

OH

$320,000

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

OK

$348,878

Easterseals Oregon

OR

$325,000

Easterseals Oregon

OR

$400,000

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

PA

$230,000

Volunteers of America (Dakotas)

SD

$216,372

Adaptive Construction Solutions Inc.

TX

$500,000

Volunteers of America Texas

TX

$385,710

Volunteers of America Texas

TX

$500,000

River City Comprehensive Counseling Services

VA

$320,000

Veterans Inc.

VT

$236,000

Partners in Careers

WA

$208,455

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies

WY

$405,000

 

Incrementally Funded Awards

 

 

Recipient

State

Amount

Aletheia House Inc.

AL

$500,000

Volunteers of America Southeast

AL

$248,358

Pima County

AZ

$190,848

Goodwill Industries of Southern California

CA

$368,473

JVS SoCal

CA

$466,800

Nation’s Finest

CA

$377,297

Able-Disabled Advocacy Inc.

CA

$360,396

America Works of California Inc.

CA

$500,000

Berkeley Food and Housing Project

CA

$500,000

Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization

CA

$500,000

The Salvation Army, California South Division

CA

$440,000

United States Veterans Initiative

CA

$194,537

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

CA

$233,000

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

Gang Alternative Inc.

FL

$192,919

Boley Centers Inc

FL

$339,049

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

$497,425

Transitional Living Services

IL

$300,000

Crossroads Rehabilitation Center Inc.

IN

$297,440

ECHO Housing Corp.

IN

$149,419

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 Incorporated

MA

$184,489

Veterans Inc.

MA

$170,000

Veterans Inc.

MA

$150,000

Volunteers of America Massachusetts

MA

$265,049

Volunteers of America Massachusetts

MA

$236,785

Veterans Inc.

MA

$500,000

Mosaic Community Services Inc.

MD

$500,000

Easterseals Serving DC|MD|VA 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

$303,818

Puerto Rican Organization to Motivate, Enlighten and Serve

NY

$401,064

America Works of New York Inc.

NY

$450,000

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

Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties

OR

$189,746

Easterseals Oregon

OR

$500,000

Commission on Economic Opportunity

PA

$200,000

Impact Services Corporation

PA

$500,000

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania Inc.

PA

$213,680

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania Inc.

PA

$340,999

Veterans Multi-Service Center Inc.

PA

$277,457

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

$312,760

Unity Partners

TX

$263,565

The Houston Launch Pad

TX

$500,000

Focused Outreach Richmond Inc.

VA

$314,000

Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps Inc.

WI

$105,339

Center for Veterans Issues Ltd.

WI

$500,000

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies

WY

$500,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.

WI

$250,000

Agency
Veterans' Employment and Training Service
Date
June 1, 2021
Release Number
21-955-NAT
Contact: Bennett Gamble
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