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VETS News Release: [06/19/2012]
Contact Name: Mike Volpe
Phone Number: (202) 693-3984
Release Number: 12-1260-NAT

Approximately 8,600 homeless veterans to benefit from more than $15 million in job training grants awarded by US Labor Department

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced the award of 64 grants totaling more than $15 million that are aimed at providing approximately 8,600 homeless veterans nationwide 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.

"Today, the Department of Labor is taking an important step to help homeless veterans reintegrate into the American labor force," said Secretary Solis. "This is a complicated challenge that requires an ‘all hands on deck' response. Our grantees span communities across the country, from the District of Columbia to Puerto Rico, and we salute them for their commitment to assist those who've served."

Funds are being awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and other groups, including faith-based and community organizations. These recipients are familiar with the geographic areas and populations to be served, and have demonstrated that they can provide effective help to homeless veterans.

To assist homeless veterans with reintegration into the workforce, in addition to the new grants announced today, during the upcoming program year, the Labor Department will provide more than $19 million in funding to support continuing HVRP grants. Under these grants, homeless veterans may receive occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services. HVRP is recognized as an efficient and effective program, and is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on ensuring the employment of veterans who are homeless.

Grantees of this program coordinate their efforts with various local, state and federal social service providers to maximize the assistance available for homeless veterans. 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 the grantees, their award amounts and the locations to be served follow this news release.

2012 Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Grantees

Award

Grantee

City

State

Area(s) to be Served

$140,000

US Veterans Initiative

Prescott

Ariz.

Prescott, Ariz.

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Long Beach

Calif.

Long Beach, Calif.

$300,000

P.A.T.H.

Los Angeles

Calif.

San Diego, Calif.

$121,757

California Veterans Assistance Foundation Inc.

Bakersfield

Calif.

City of Bakersfield, Calif.

$300,000

New Directions Inc.

Los Angeles

Calif.

Los Angeles County, Calif.

$277,796

Working Wardrobes for a new Start

Costa Mesa

Calif.

Orange and Los Angeles counties, Calif.

$150,000

Center Point Inc.

San Rafael

Calif.

Austin, Texas

$300,000

Able-Disabled Advocacy Inc.

San Diego

Calif.

San Diego, Calif.

$300,000

Salvation Army/California

Los Angeles

Calif.

City of Bell and Los Angeles County, Calif.

$300,000

VOA of Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Calif.

Los Angeles, Calif.

$300,000

City and County of Denver/DHS

Denver

Colo.

Denver, Colo.

$180,938

Journey Home Inc.

Hartford

Conn.

Hartford, Conn.

$300,000

All Faith Consortium Inc.

Washington

D.C.

Washington, D.C.

$300,000

National Organization of Concerned Black Men

Washington

D.C.

Washington, D.C.

$300,000

US Veterans Initiative

Washington

D.C.

Washington, D.C.

$218,260

City of Jacksonville, Florida Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Service

Jacksonville

Fla.

Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.

$200,000

Hillsborough County Florida

Tampa

Fla.

Hillsborough County and city of Tampa, Fla.

$238,397

Atlanta Center for Self-Sufficiency

Atlanta

Ga.

Atlanta , Ga.

$200,000

Goodwill Industries of the Heartland

Iowa City

Iowa

Iowa counties: Scott, Clinton and Muscatine
Illinois counties: Rock Island, Whiteside and Henry

$300,000

The Inner Voice Inc.

Chicago

Ill.

Chicago, Ill.

$300,000

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Chicago

Ill.

Chicago, Ill.

$300,000

Transitional Living Services Inc.

McHenry

Ill.

McHenry, Lake, Kane and Cook counties, Ill.

$200,000

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois Inc.

Peoria

Ill.

Grundy, Henderson, Knox, Livingston, Marshall, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Woodford, Ford, Champaign, Hancock, Fulton, Mason, McDonough, Bureau, LaSalle and Henry counties, Ill.

$238,000

National Able Network Inc.

Chicago

Ill.

Chicago, Ill.

$254,546

HealthNet Inc.

Indianapolis

Ind.

Indianapolis, Ind.

$130,313

ECHO Housing Corp.

Evansville

Ind.

Evansville, Ind.

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Kentucky

Louisville

Ky.

Knoxville, Tenn.

$200,000

Quad Area Community Action Agency Inc.

Hammond

La

East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Tangipahoa, Washington and St. Helena, La.

$300,000

Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans

New Orleans

La.

New Orleans, La.

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Massachusetts

Jamaica Plain

Mass.

Middlesex and Essex County, Mass.

$300,000

Soldier On Inc.

Leeds

Mass.

Albany, Schenectady and Troy, N.Y.; and 18 counties served by Albany Stratton VAMC, N.Y.

$178,072

Interseminarian Project Place Inc.

Boston

Mass.

Boston, Mass.

$225,000

Veterans Inc.

Worcester

Mass.

Southeastern Massachusetts and northern Rhode Island with a focus on Providence, R.I., and New Bedford, Mass.

$300,000

Veterans Inc.

Worcester

Mass.

Central and Western Massachusetts with a focus on Worcester and Springfield, Mass.

$216,000

Father Bill's and MainSpring Inc.

Quincy

Mass.

Southeast Massachusetts

$300,000

Way Station Inc.

Frederick

Md.

Baltimore City; Baltimore Frederick, Montgomery and Washington counties, Md; Washington, D.C.; and Jefferson, Berkley and Morgan counties, W. Va.

$140,000

Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corp.

Millersvillle

Md.

Anne Arundel County, Md.

$300,000

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

Highland Park

Mich.

Detroit, Mich.

$208,500

Goodwill of Greater Rapids

Grandville

Mich.

Grand Rapids, Mich.

$200,000

VOA - Michigan

Lansing

Mich.

Lansing, Mich.

$300,000

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Saint Paul

Minn.

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.

$300,000

VOA of Delaware Valley Inc.

Collingswood

N.J.

Collingswood, N.J.

$300,000

Veterans Outreach Center Inc.

Rochester

N.Y.

Rochester, N.Y.; Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne counties, N.Y.

$300,000

America Works of New York Inc.

New York

N.Y.

New York City inclusive of Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island

$100,064

Project Renewal Inc.

NYC

N.Y.

New York City, N.Y.

$118,800

Albany Housing Coalition Inc.

Albany

N.Y.

Albany, N.Y.

$300,000

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center Inc.

Cincinnati

Ohio

Northern Kentucky counties of Campbell, Kenton, Boone, Grant, Carroll, Gallatin, Harrison, Pendleton and Scott; Indiana Counties of Dearborne, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland

$300,000

United Methodist Community Center

Youngstown

Ohio

Mahoning and Trumbull counties, Ohio

$200,000

Easter Seals Oregon

Portland

Ore.

Rogue Valley Region, Ore.

$178,750

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

Harrisburg

Pa.

Harrisburg, Pa.

$300,000

Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA Inc.

Pittsburgh

Pa.

Pittsburgh metropolitan statistical area

$300,000

Impact Services Corporation

Philadelphia

Pa.

Philadelphia, Pa.

$150,000

Alianza Municipal de Servicios Integrados

Caguas

Puerto Rico

Caguas, Puerto Rico

$299,435

VOA of the Carolina's

Columbia

S.C.

Raleigh, N.C.

$100,843

Wall Street Mission dba Goodwill Industries

Sioux City

S.D.

Sioux City, S.D.

$300,000

Operation Stand Down Nashville Inc.

Nashville

Tenn.

Nashville, Tenn.

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program Inc.

San Antonio

Texas

Dallas/Fort Worth area including Dallas County and Tarrant County, Texas

$300,000

Career and Recovery Resources Inc

Houston

Texas

Houston, Texas

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program Inc.

San Antonio

Texas

Austin, Texas

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program Inc.

San Antonio

Texas

City of Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area with counties of Harris, Galveston and Brazoria

$300,000

River City Comprehensive Counseling Services

Richmond

Va.

Richmond, Va.

$200,000

Center for Veterans Issues LTD

Milwaukee

Wis.

Six counties surrounding Milwaukee, Wis.

$300,000

Center for Veterans Issues LTD

Milwaukee

Wis.

Milwaukee, Wis.

$200,000

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies

Sheridan

Wyo.

Helena, and Lewis and Clark counties, Mont.