June 3, 2021 By FDR Media
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.
“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.”
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