Labor Department Awards $52M to Help Veterans Experiencing Homelessness
This week, the Department of Labor announced more than $52 million in grants to help veterans experiencing homelessness reenter the workforce.
The money can be used to provide training, skills development, career support, and other services for veterans who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of it. It’s part of the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program and administered by the department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS).
In addition to working with VETS, grant recipients will partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families program and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care program.
The department will award 119 continuation grants totaling more than $40 million and 36 new three-year grants totaling more than $12 million.
View the full list of grant recipients, and the full announcement, here.
For help establishing partnerships and leveraging resources, contact your USICH regional coordinator. We’ve helped 82 communities and three states end veteran homelessness. Here are some tips:
- 10 Strategies to End Veteran Homelessness
- Case Studies From Communities That Ended Veteran Homelessness