The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of $15 million in grants through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP ) to provide job training services to help homeless veterans succeed in civilian careers.
The department anticipates awarding at least 50 grants to serve approximately 9,000 veterans. Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations. Grantees must be familiar with the areas and populations to be served, and have demonstrated that they can administer effective programs.
Grantees will provide homeless veterans with occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services. HVRP is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of veterans who are homeless. Grantees will coordinate their efforts with other local, state and federal social service providers.
More information on the Labor Department’s programs for veterans can be found here.
A solicitation for grant applications will be published in the Federal Register early next week. It also may be viewed here.