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VETS News Release: [06/01/2011]
Contact Name: Michael Volpe or David Roberts
Phone Number: (202) 693-3984 or x5945
Release Number: 11-0814-NAT

17,000 homeless and at risk veterans to benefit from more than $28 million in US Department of Labor job training grants to continue existing programs

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced 122 grants totaling more than $28 million to provide approximately 17,000 veterans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless with job training to help them succeed in civilian careers.

The grants are being awarded under the U.S. Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program to continue successful programs into second and third years. Funding includes $4,335,775 for the Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families Program and $3,882,443 for the Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program, which helps veterans who have served time in justice facilities.

"The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program is recognized as an extraordinarily efficient and effective program, and is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of veterans who are homeless," said Secretary Solis. "I am pleased that the department can assist these veterans and their families."

Second and third year funds are being awarded to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community groups, that demonstrated through first year funding that they can administer effective programs and are familiar with the geographic areas and populations to be served.

Through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, homeless veterans may receive occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services. Grantees under this program coordinate their efforts with various local, state and federal social service providers. More information on the Department of Labor's unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans is available at http://www.dol.gov/vets/.

Editor's Note: Lists of grantees and award amounts follow this news release. If the name of an organization appears more than once, it has more than one grant, each serving a different sub-population of veterans.


Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Second Year Funding

Organization Name

State

Previous Award

New Award

U.S. Vets Initiative - Phoenix

Ariz.

$300,000

$300,000

The Primavera Foundation Inc.

Ariz.

$200,000

$200,000

Swords to Plowshares

Calif.

$300,000

$300,000

North County Interfaith Council Inc.

Calif.

$300,000

$300,000

Swords to Plowshares

Calif.

$300,000

$300,000

People Assisting the Homeless (P.A.T.H.)

Calif.

$130,000

$130,000

Goodwill of Santa Clara County

Calif.

$300,000

$300,000

The Salvation Army of Los Angeles

Calif.

$300,000

$300,000

America Works of Washington D.C.

D.C.

$300,000

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire Inc.

Ga.

$192,107

$192,107

Network Enterprises Inc.

Hawaii

$293,000

$293,000

Maryland Center For Vets Education & Training Inc.

Md.

$300,000

$300,000

United Veterans of America Inc. (Soldier On)

Mass.

$200,000

$200,000

Southwest Housing Solutions Corp.

Mich.

$137,350

$137,350

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Minn.

$120,000

$120,000

St. Patrick Center

Mo.

$300,000

$300,000

City of St. Louis, Department of Human Services

Mo.

$300,000

$300,000

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources

Miss.

$199,568

$199,568

Black Veterans for Social Justice

N.Y.

$300,000

$225,000

Saratoga County Rural Preservation Co.

N.Y.

$187,350

$187,350

United Veterans Beacon House

N.Y.

$110,000

$110,000

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry

N.C.

$200,000

$200,000

StepUP Ministry

N.C.

$299,910

$299,910

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehab Center Inc.

Ohio

$300,000

$300,000

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County Inc.

Ore.

$200,000

$200,000

Central City Concern

Ore.

$300,000

$300,000

Philadelphia Veteran Multi-Service & Education Center

Pa.

$300,000

$300,000

Fast Forward

S.C.

$190,000

$190,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program Inc.

Texas

$300,000

$300,000

Houston Launch Pad

Texas

$300,000

$300,000

Total Action Against Poverty

Va.

$200,000

$200,000

Volunteers of America of Kentucky Inc.

W.Va.

$200,000

$200,000

 

$7,859,285

$7,784,285



Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Third Year Funding

Organization Name

State

Previous Award

New Award

Pima County

Ariz.

$245,000

$245,000

San Diego Second Chance Program

Calif.

$300,000

$300,000

Weingart Center Association

Calif.

$300,000

$300,000

The Salvation Army of Los Angeles

Calif.

$253,606

$253,606

Vietnam Veterans of California Inc.

Calif.

$131,545

$131,545

Vietnam Veterans of California Inc.

Calif.

$159,708

$159,708

United States Veterans Initiative

Calif.

$300,000

$300,000

Mental Health Systems

Calif.

$300,000

$300,000

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

Calif.

$300,000

$300,000

New Directions Inc.

Calif.

$300,000

$300,000

Able-Disabled Advocacy Inc

Calif.

$300,000

$300,000

Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles Inc.

Calif.

$300,000

$300,000

City and County of Denver

Colo.

$299,691

$299,691

All Faith Consortium

D.C.

$300,000

$300,000

Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners

Fla.

$300,000

$200,000

Volunteers of America of Florida

Fla.

$144,692

$144,692

Volunteers of America of Miami/Dade County

Fla.

$280,486

$280,486

Goodwill Industries of the Heartland

Iowa

$200,000

$200,000

Transitional Living Services Inc.

Ill.

$299,154

$299,154

The Inner Voice

Ill.

$300,000

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois Inc.

Ill.

$200,000

$200,000

HealthNet Inc.

Ind.

$273,291

$273,291

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries - Serving Kentucky

Ky.

$300,000

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans Inc.

La.

$300,000

$300,000

Way Station Inc.

Md.

$299,999

$299,999

Interseminarian Project Place Inc.

Mass.

$208,430

$208,430

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Mass.

$300,000

$300,000

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Mass.

$200,000

$200,000

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids Inc.

Mich.

$232,888

$232,888

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Minn.

$300,000

$300,000

America Works of New York Inc.

N.Y.

$300,000

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of Western New York Inc.

N.Y.

$131,169

$131,169

Albany Housing Coalition Inc.

N.Y.

$97,500

$97,500

Veterans Outreach Center Inc.

N.Y.

$300,000

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio Inc.

Ohio

$300,000

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio Inc.

Ohio

$300,000

$300,000

Easter Seals Oregon

Ore.

$200,000

$200,000

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

Pa.

$194,386

$194,386

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania Inc.

Pa.

$300,000

$300,000

Impact Services Corp.

Pa.

$300,000

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Kentucky Inc. - Serving Tennessee

Tenn.

$300,000

$300,000

Operation Stand Down Nashville Inc.

Tenn.

$300,000

$300,000

Career and Recovery Resources Inc.

Texas

$299,824

$299,824

American GI Forum Nat'l Veterans Outreach Program Inc.

Texas

$300,000

$300,000

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

Wash.

$200,000

$200,000

Center for Veterans Issues Ltd.

Wis.

$200,000

$200,000

Center for Veterans Issues Ltd.

Wis.

$300,000

$300,000

Volunteers of America Wyoming & Montana

Wyo.

$200,000

$130,000

 

$12,451,369

$12,281,369



Homeless Females and Veterans with Families Second Year Funding

Organization Name

State

Previous Award

New Award

St. Francis House Inc.

Ariz.

$106,071

$106,071

Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles Inc.

Calif.

$300,000

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Calif.

$150,000

$150,000

All Faith Consortium

D.C.

$150,000

$150,000

Okaloosa Walton Homeless Continuum of Care Opportunity Inc.

Fla.

$200,000

$200,000

Tampa Crossroads

Fla.

$237,974

$210,943

Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

Ga.

$261,800

$135,390

Mental Health Association in Hawaii Inc.

Hawaii

$300,000

$300,000

Volunteers of America Illinois

Ill.

$154,065

$154,065

United Veterans of America Inc. (Soldier On)

Mass.

$200,000

$200,000

Veterans Inc.

Mass.

$94,220

$94,220

Volunteers of America Michigan Inc.

Mich.

$300,000

$300,000

Services for the UnderServed Inc.

N.Y.

$299,995

$119,995

Saratoga County Rural Preservation Co.

N.Y.

$75,000

$75,000

Black Veterans for Social Justice

N.Y.

$300,000

$153,775

Central City Concern

Ore.

$75,000

$60,000

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

Pa.

$76,424

$76,424

Philadelphia Veteran Multi-Service & Education Center

Pa.

$76,612

$76,612

Fast Forward

S.C.

$100,000

$100,000

Goodwill Industries of Houston

Texas

$300,000

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program Inc.

Texas

$300,000

$300,000

Vocational Training Institute LLC
(Job Ready Training-San Antonio)

Texas

$300,000

$300,000

Ethos Educational Services LLC (Excel Learning Center)

Texas

$300,000

$300,000

Partners in Careers

Wash.

$173,280

$173,280

$4,830,441

$4,335,775



Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program Second Year Funding

Organization Name

State

Previous Award

New Award

Aletheia House

Ala.

$300,000

$300,000

Arizona Women's Education & Employment

Ariz.

$300,000

$300,000

U.S. Vets Initiative - Phoenix

Ariz.

$200,000

$200,000

Swords to Plowshares

Calif.

$100,000

$100,000

Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles Inc.

Calif.

$300,000

$300,000

Aspen Diversified Industries Services Inc.

Colo.

$122,500

$122,500

The Workplace Inc.

Conn.

$300,000

$150,000

United Veterans of America Inc. (Soldier On)

Mass.

$200,000

$200,000

Way Station Inc.

Md.

$300,000

$300,000

Eaglevision Ministries Inc.

Mich.

$299,943

$299,943

U.S. Vets Initiative - Las Vegas

Nev.

$110,000

$110,000

Philadelphia Veteran Multi-Service & Education Center

Pa.

$300,000

$300,000

Impact Services Corp.

Pa.

$300,000

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of Houston

Texas

$300,000

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest

Wash.

$300,000

$300,000

Center for Veterans Issues Ltd.

Wis.

$300,000

$300,000

 

 

$4,032,443

$3,882,443