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VETS News Release: [07/02/2012]
Contact Name: Jason Kuruvilla or Steve Barr
Phone Number: (202) 693-6587 or x4678
Release Number: 12-1351-NAT

US Labor Department announces more than $20 million in grants to provide job training for more than 11,000 homeless veterans

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded 90 grants totaling more than $20 million to fund job training and support services that will help more than 11,000 veterans succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded through the department's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

"Americans who have served their country should not find themselves without a home," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The grants announced today will help these heroes find good jobs and take us one step closer to the goal of ending veteran homelessness altogether."

The grants announced today are second- and third-year awards to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations — including faith-based and community organizations — that demonstrated satisfactory performance during the past year. All 90 grants are awarded through the HVRP program, with some of the grants specifically set aside to serve formerly incarcerated veterans, and homeless female veterans and veterans with families. The grant recipients are familiar with the areas and populations they are serving.

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program grants provide occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services. Grantees are expected to maximize available assistance and find good jobs for veterans by coordinating efforts and resources with the U.S. departments of Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services, as well as other national, state and local agencies in accordance with the VA's five-year plan to end homelessness for veterans and their families.

In June, Secretary Solis announced the award of 64 grants through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. Those grants — which are separate from the 90 receiving funds today — are first-year awards totaling more than $15 million and aimed at providing about 8,600 homeless veterans nationwide with job training.

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 receiving funds today, their locations and award amounts follow this release.


Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Second- and Third-Year Grantees

Grantee

City

State

Award

The Primavera Foundation Inc.

Tucson

Ariz.

$200,000

U.S. Vets Initiative (will serve Arizona)

Los Angeles

Calif..

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Calif.

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative - Riverside

Riverside

Calif.

$175,000

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego (Veterans Village)

San Diego

Calif.

$280,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.

Marina

Calif.

$200,000

Vietnam Veterans of California

Santa Rosa

Calif.

$238,000

Swords to Plowshares

San Francisco

Calif.

$300,000

North County Interfaith Council Inc.

Escondido

Calif.

$300,000

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

Los Angeles

Calif.

$130,000

Swords to Plowshares

San Francisco

Calif.

$300,000

The Workplace Inc.

Bridgeport

Conn,

$299,670

Goodwill of Santa Clara County

Santa Clara

Calif.

$300,000

The Salvation Army of Los Angeles

Long Beach

Calif.

$300,000

America Works of Washington, D.C.

Washington

D.C.

$300,000

Boley Centers Inc.

St. Petersburg

Fla.

$300,000

Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire Inc.

Savannah

Ga.

$192,107

United States Veterans Initiative

Kapolei

Hawaii

$200,000

Shelter House Community Shelter & Transition Services

Iowa City

Iowa

$105,425

America Works of Illinois Inc.

Chicago

Ill.

$300,000

Vietnam Veterans Workshop doing business as New England Center for Homeless Veterans

Boston

Mass.

$219,620

Veterans Inc.

Worcester

Mass.

$200,000

Veterans Inc.

Worcester

Mass.

$200,000

United Veterans of America Inc. doing business as Soldier On

Leeds

Mass.

$200,000

Maryland Center For Vets Education & Training Inc.

Baltimore

Md.

$300,000

Southwest Housing Solutions Corp.

Detroit

Mich.

$137,350

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

St. Paul

Minn.

$120,000

St. Patrick Center

St. Louis

Mo.

$300,000

City of St. Louis Department of Human Services

St. Louis

Mo.

$300,000

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources

Hattiesburg

Miss.

$199,568

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry

Ashville

N.C.

$200,000

StepUP Ministry

Raleigh

N.C.

$299,910

Harbor Homes Inc.

Nashua

N.H.

$200,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Las Vegas

Nev.

$230,000

Jericho Project

New York

N.Y.

$89,264

Services for the Underserved Inc.

New York

N.Y.

$180,000

Black Veterans for Social Justice

Brooklyn

N.Y.

$225,000

Saratoga County Rural Preservation Co.

Ballston Spa

N.Y.

$187,350

United Veterans Beacon House

Bay Shore

N.Y.

$110,000

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio

Columbus

Ohio

$300,000

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehab Center Inc.

Cincinnati

Ohio

$300,000

Easter Seals Oregon

Portland

Ore.

$300,000

Central Oregon Veterans Outreach

Bend

Ore.

$195,218

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County Inc.

Eugene

Ore.

$200,000

Central City Concern

Portland

Ore.

$300,000

Philadelphia Veteran Multi-Service & Education Center

Philadelphia

Pa.

$300,000

Fast Forward

Columbia

S.C.

$190,000

Goodwill Industries of Houston Inc.

Houston

Texas

$300,000

Service of the Emergency Aid Resource Center for the Homeless

Houston

Texas

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program Inc.

San Antonio

Texas

$300,000

Total Action Against Poverty

Roanoke

Va.

$200,000

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

Olympia

Wash.

$300,000

Volunteers of America of Kentucky Inc. (will serve West Virginia)

Louisville

Ky.

$200,000

Third-Year Grantees Serving Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families

Grantee

City

State

Award

St. Francis House Inc.

Little Rock

Ark.

$106,071

Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles Inc.

Los Angeles

Calif.

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative

Long Beach

Calif.

$150,000

All Faith Consortium

Washington

D.C.

$150,000

Okaloosa Walton Homeless Continuum of Care Opportunity Inc.

Fort Walton Beach

Fla.

$200,000

Tampa Crossroads

Tampa

Fla.

$133,952

Mental Health Association in Hawaii Inc.

Honolulu

Hawaii

$300,000

Volunteers of America Illinois

Chicago

Ill.

$154,065

Veterans Inc.

Worcester

Mass.

$94,220

Volunteers of America Michigan Inc.

Southfield

Mich.

$300,000

Services for the UnderServed Inc.

New York

N.Y.

$180,000

Saratoga County Rural Preservation Co.

Ballston Spa

N.Y.

$75,000

Black Veterans for Social Justice

Brooklyn

N.Y.

$153,775

Central City Concern

Portland

Ore.

$60,000

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg

Harrisburg

Pa.

$76,424

Philadelphia Veteran Multi-Service & Education Center

Philadelphia

Pa.

$76,612

Fast Forward

Columbia

S.C.

$50,000

Goodwill Industries of Houston

Houston

Texas

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program Inc.

San Antonio

Texas

$300,000

Vocational Training Institute LLC doing business as Job Ready Training

San Antonio

Texas

$300,000

Partners in Careers

Vancouver

Wash.

$173,245

Third-Year Grantees Serving Formerly Incarcerated Veterans

Grantee

City

State

Award

Aletheia House

Birmingham

Ala.

$ 300,000

U.S. Vets Initiative (Phoenix)

Phoenix

Ariz.

$ 200,000

Arizona Women's Education & Employment

Phoenix

Ariz.

$ 255,000

Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles Inc.

Los Angeles

Calif.

$ 300,000

Swords to Plowshares

San Francisco

Calif.

$ 100,000

Aspen Diversified Industries Services Inc.

Colorado Springs

Colo.

$ 122,500

The Workplace Inc.

Bridgeport

Conn.

$ 150,000

United Veterans of America Inc. doing business as Soldier On

Leeds

Mass.

$ 200,000

Way Station Inc.

Frederick

Md.

$ 300,000

Eaglevision Ministries Inc.

Lansing

Mich.

$ 299,943

U.S. Vets Initiative (Las Vegas)

Las Vegas

Nev.

$ 110,000

Impact Services Corp.

Philadelphia

Pa.

$ 300,000

Philadelphia Veteran Multi-Service & Education Center

Philadelphia

Pa.

$ 300,000

Goodwill Industries of Houston

Houston

Texas

$ 300,000

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest

Spokane

Wash.

$ 300,000

Center for Veterans Issues Ltd.

Milwaukee

Wis.

$ 300,000