U.S. Department of Labor Announces the Availability of $12M in Grants to Help Veterans Overcome Homelessness and Secure Employment

March 1, 2017

Washington, DC - - (February 28, 2017) - - The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of approximately $12 million in funding from the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program to provide America’s military veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to help them attain good civilian jobs and transition successfully from homelessness to sustainable housing. Homeless veterans may receive occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, including follow-up services.

State and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, and tribal governments, including faith-based and community organizations are eligible. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis.

The solicitation for grant applications will be available here. The closing date for applications is March 31, 2017.

More information on the U.S. Department of Labor's unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans can be found at www.dol.gov/vets/.

Information source: U.S. Department of Labor