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VETS News Release: [08/05/2011]
Contact Name: Michael Volpe or David Roberts
Phone Number: (202) 693-3984 or x5945
Release Number: 11-1184-NAT

US Labor Department announces more than $5.4 million in job training grants to benefit homeless veterans

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced 23 grants totaling $5,436,148 to provide homeless veterans with job training aimed at helping them succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded by the department's Veterans' Employment and Training Service through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

"Too many of our veterans face difficulty making the transition from military service to the civilian labor force, and too many battle homelessness as a result," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "These grants will help more than 3,000 veterans in communities across the country access the resources they need to find good jobs and build bright futures for themselves and their families."

The grants were awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations. These agencies are familiar with the areas and populations to be served and have demonstrated that they can administer effective programs.

Grantees serving 15 states will offer occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services for homeless veterans. HVRP is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of veterans who are homeless.

Grantees under the HVRP program coordinate their efforts with various local, state and federal social service providers. The grants announced today are the first of a possible four years of annual awards contingent upon satisfactory performance and congressional appropriations.

More information on the Department of Labor's unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans can be found at http://www.dol.gov/vets.

Editor's note: A list of grantees, their locations, areas served and the award amounts follow this release.


2011 1st Year Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Grantees

Award

Applicant

City

State

Areas to be Served

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles
213-500-6682

Los Angeles

Calif.

San Gabriel Valley

$200,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.
831-224-7227

Marina

Calif.

Monterey and Santa Cruz counties

$175,000

United States Veterans Initiative — Riverside
951-653-9799

Riverside

Calif.

Riverside and San Bernardino counties

$280,000

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego
619-393-2028

San Diego

Calif.

San Diego

$238,000

Vietnam Veterans of California
707-578-2785

Santa Rosa

Calif.

Sacramento metropolitan region

$299,670

The WorkPlace Inc.
203-610-8530

Bridgeport

Conn.

Southwestern Connecticut

$300,000

Boley Centers Inc.
727-821-4819 ext. 5709

St. Petersburg

Fla.

Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater

$200,000

United States Veterans Initiative
808-330-2825

Kapolei

Hawaii

Oahu County

$105,425

Shelter House Community Shelter & Transition Services
319-338-5416 ext. 200

Iowa City

Iowa

Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Johnson County

$219,620

New England Center for Homeless Veterans
617-371-1732

Boston

Mass.

South Boston and areas southeast of Boston

$200,000

Veterans Inc.
508-791-0956 ext. 130

Worcester

Mass.

Central Eastern Massachusetts (including Worcester, Lowell and other communities)

$200,000

Veterans Inc.
508-791-0956 ext. 130

Worcester

Mass.

New Hampshire and Vermont

$200,000

Harbor Homes Inc.
603-882-3616

Nashua

N.H.

Hillsborough County

$230,000

United States Veterans Initiative
702-366-0456 ext. 226

Las Vegas

Nev.

Clark County, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City

$111,580

Jericho Project
646-624-2341

New York

N.Y.

Parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn

$300,000

America Works of Illinois Inc.
212-599-5627

New York

N.Y.

Chicago, Ill., area

$180,000

Services for the Underserved Inc.
917-364-9391

New York

N.Y.

Parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn

$300,000

Volunteers of America
of Greater Ohio
440-717-1500

Columbus

Ohio

Delaware County, parts of Licking and Franklin Counties

$196,853

Central Oregon Veterans Outreach
541-383-2793

Bend

Ore.

Central/Eastern Oregon

$300,000

Easter Seals Oregon
503-228-5108

Portland

Ore.

Part of Portland, Salem, Marion, Polk County

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of Houston Inc.
713-699-6728

Houston

Texas

Greater Houston metropolitan area

$300,000

Service of the Emergency Aid Resource Center for the Homeless
713-276-3001

Houston

Texas

Harris County, Houston

$300,000

Washington Department of Veteran Affairs
360-725-2236

Olympia

Wash.

Seattle, Tacoma, Bremerton, Olympia, Bellevue, Everett