Federal grants available for programs helping homeless veterans
MCVET Program Coordinator Ronald Hill shows Legionnaires the temporary housing center at the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET) during the 97th American Legion National Convention in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Photo by Lucas Carter

Federal grants available for programs helping homeless veterans

The Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) is offering grants for organizations to provide training and employment services to homeless veterans through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

The grants — up to $500,000 annually for a total of up to $1.5 million over a three-year period — are awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, and faith-based and community organizations.

Grant applicants must have a familiarity with the area and population to be served and the ability to administer an effective and timely program.

Applications for the grant program will be accepted until Feb. 23.

For more information, go to dol.gov/agencies/vets/programs/hvrp.