$35 Million in job training grants will help more than 16,000 veterans...

$35 Million in job training grants will help more than 16,000 veterans overcome homelessness and secure employment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 23, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced today the award of more than $35 million in grants to provide an estimated 16,000 veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to help them successfully transition from homelessness to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs.

“In cities like Salt Lake City, Houston and Phoenix, through partnerships and the aggressive delivery of supportive services, we have shown that veteran homelessness is not a reality we have to accept,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “The Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program has proven time and again that it can be effective in helping veterans overcome obstacles to employment and sustainable housing, and they deserve nothing less.”

The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program is awarding funds competitively to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, and tribal governments, including faith-based and community organizations. Homeless veterans may receive 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 in the HVRP program network coordinate their efforts with various local, state and federal social service providers. To learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor’s unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans, visitwww.dol.gov/vets. For more information on this grant announcement, please contact the department’s Cassandra Mitchell at 202-693-4589.

The following is a list of 2015 award recipients:

PROGRAM YEAR 2015 HOMELESS VETERANS REINTEGRATION PROGRAM GRANTEES PY15 NEW GRANTEES

Grantee

Areas Served

State

PY15 Amount

Aletheia House, Inc. Montgomery, Autauga, Bullock, Elmore and Lowndes counties and in non-urban Alabama

AL

$200,000

Volunteers of America-Los Angeles Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego City of San Diego

CA

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Los Angeles Compton, Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

1736 Family Crisis Center Wilmington, San Pedro, Long Beach, Inglewood, Redondo and Hermosa Beach and Carson

CA

$300,000

Goodwill of Santa Clara County Santa Clara County-Sunnyvale

CA

$300,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc. Monterey and Santa Cruz counties

CA

$200,000

Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization Alameda/Contra Costa counties

CA

$300,000

PATH  (People Assisting the Homeless) Santa Barbara

CA

$100,000

Denver Options, Inc., dba Rocky Mountain Human Services Pueblo and Fremont counties

CO

$136,514

The WorkPlace Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk

CT

$299,980

Goodwill Industries-Central Florida Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties

FL

$279,227

United States Veteran Initiative Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Kauai Rural areas

HI

$200,000

America Works of Illinois, Inc. Chicago, Cook County

IL

$300,000

Volunteer of America-Indiana, Inc. Allen County (Greater Ind.)

IN

$200,000

Volunteers of America-Kentucky Louisville

KY

$193,494

Michigan Ability Partners Washetenaw and Jackson counties

MI

$159,100

Volunteers of America-Michigan Bay/Genesee/Saginaw/Shiawassee counties

MI

$199,996

Hancock Resource Center Hancock, Pearl and Harrison counties

MS

$199,728

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Standing Rock Reservation

ND

$200,000

Harbor Homes, Inc. Hillsborough County

NH

$200,000

United States Veterans Initiative Clark County

NV

$230,000

Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc. Manhattan and Bronx counties

NY

$300,000

Easter Seals New York, Inc. Nassau and Suffolk counties

NY

$150,000

Volunteers of America-Greater Ohio Dayton

OH

$300,000

Faith Missions Inc. Columbus-Franklin

OH

$120,160

Volunteers of America-Oklahoma Tulsa

OK

$300,000

Easter Seals Oregon Multnomah County

OR

$300,000

Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

WA

$300,000

TOTAL = $6,868,199

PY15 (Year 1) Option Year

Grantee

Areas Served

State

PY15 Amount

United Veterans Beacon House, Inc. Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties

NY

$145,000

Black Veterans for Social Justice New York City (all 5 boroughs:  Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan)

NY

$300,000

Swords to Plow Shares San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties

CA

$300,000

St. Vincent de Paul Lane County

OR

$200,000

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego Del Mar to Oceanside and Escondido and Poway, Carlsbad, Visa, Encinitas, Fallbrook, and Solana Beach

CA

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Greater NY Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx and Congressional districts 5-16

NY

$300,000

Berkley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester

SC

$92,202

The Houston Launch Pad-HVRP Houston

TX

$300,000

Pennyroyal  Regional Health-Mental Retardation Board Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins,Livingstion, Lyon, Muhlenburg, Todd, and Trigg counties

KY

$172,320

Southwest Housing Solutions Corporation Greater Detroit

MI

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Michigan Grand Rapids/Wyoming, Muskegon/Muskegon Heights, Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor/Niles

MI

$300,000

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless Denver

CO

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Los Angeles Santa Ana, Orange County

CA

$300,000

Boley Centers, Inc. Pasco County

FL

$200,000

Denver Options, Inc., dba Rocky Mountain Human Services El Paso County

CO

$200,000

People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) Los Angeles Area

CA

$300,000

Recovery Consultants of Atlanta Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta

GA

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Florida, Inc. Brevard County

FL

$179,075

Nez Perce Tribe Nez Perce Indian Reservation

ID

$154,356

Easter Seals-New York, Inc. City of Syracuse and Onondaga County

NY

$200,000

Alethia House, Inc. Limestone, Morgan, Madison

AL

$200,000

Fast Forward Richland, Lexington, and Fairfield counties

SC

$300,000

St. Patrick Center MO-001 City of St. Louis/ MO-002 County of St Louis, MO/MO-003 St. Louis Metro Statistical Area (MSA)/IL-12/ IL-13/IL-5

MO

$300,000

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center Numerous E. Appalachian counties

KY

$162,400

Volunteers of America-Kentucky Inc. Louisville MSA including Jefferson, Oldham, Henry, Hardin, Shelby, Spencer, Bullitt, Nelson and Mead counties; and Clark Floyd, Harrison, and Washington counties in Indiana

KY

$255,000

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans  22 counties in the Mankato Southern outreach area

MN

$120,000

Workforce Development Council Snohomish County Snohomish County

WA

$200,000

Total Action Against Poverty in Roanoke Valley, Inc. Cities of Lexington, Buena Vista, Roanoke and Covington; Roanoke, Botetourt, Bath, Craig and Franklin and Rockridge counties; and part of Alleghany County.

VA

$180,000

Goodwill Industries-Heartland Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, and Robins

IA

$119,500

Boley Centers, Inc. FL-014 Pinellas County

FL

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative Maricopa County

AZ

$300,000

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, Inc. Ashville, Buncombe County

NC

$200,000

Volunteers of America-Greater Ohio OH-003 Columbus

OH

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Greater Ohio Cleveland, Cuyahoga counties

OH

$300,000

TOTAL = $8,079,853

PY15 (Year 2) Option Year

Grantee

Areas Served

State

PY15 Amount

The Strategist, LLC Honolulu

HI

$300,000

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc. Cincinnati

OH

$300,000

North County Interfaith Council, Inc. Escondido

CA

$300,000

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc San Antonio

TX

$300,000

Crossroads Rehabilitation Center Indianapolis

IN

$267,580

Veterans, Inc. All of Maine with focus on urban areas:  Augusta, Lewiston, Auburn, and Portland

ME

$200,000

Easter Seals-Greater Washington-Baltimore Region Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, Md.; Washington DC; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun & Prince William counties, Va.

MD

$299,940

Goodwill Industries-New Mexico Counties of Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval, Torrance; cities of Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, 16 towns, Native American Pueblos

NM

$250,136

Salvation Army, a California Corporation Long Beach

CA

$300,000

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island State of Rhode Island, Fall River and New Bedford, Mass.

RI

$225,000

Easter Seals-New York, Inc. New York City (all 5 boroughs:  Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island)

NY

$225,000

Faith Hope Love Charity, Inc. Palm Beach County

FL

$249,834

Veterans, Inc. Cities of  Hartford and New Britain

CT

$125,000

Volunteers of America-Michigan Detroit

MI

$300,000

Maryland Center for Vets Education & Training, Inc. Baltimore City, Baltimore County

MD

$300,000

Aletheia House, Inc. Birmingham

AL

$300,000

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. Cambria, Blair, Huntingdon, Somerset, Bedford and Fulton counties

PA

$121,617

Philadelphia Veteran Multi-Service & Education Center Philadelphia

PA

$300,000

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans Duluth and all Northern Minnesota  counties including: Cook, Lake, St. Louis, Aitkin, Carlton, Pine, Koochichining, Itasca, Cass, Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, Hubbard, Clearwater, Roseau

MN

$120,000

TOTAL = $4,784,107

PY15 (Year 3) Option Year

Grantee

Areas Served

State

PY15 Amount

Career and Recovery Resources, Inc. Houston

TX

$300,000

Center Point, Inc. Austin

TX

$150,000

Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd. Portage, Winnebago, Outagamie, Brown, Waupaca, Marathon, Waushara, and Shawano counties

WI

$200,000

River City Comprehensive Counseling Services Richmond

VA

$300,000

Easter Seals-Oregon Jackson County and Grants Pass

OR

$200,000

Inner Voice Inc. Chicago, Cook County

IL

$270,000

People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

Way Station, Inc. Baltimore City, Baltimore, Frederick, Montgomery and Washington counties, Md.; Jefferson, Berkley & Morgan counties, W. Va.; Washington, D.C.

MD

$300,000

Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. City of Rochester, counties of Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne

NY

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Greater New Orleans, Inc. New Orleans

LA

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Delaware Valley, Inc. Camden County

NJ

$150,000

Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd Milwaukee

WI

$300,000

Journey Home, Inc. Hartford

CT

$90,469

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, Carlisle

PA

$178,750

Project Renewal, Inc. New York City (all 5 boroughs:  Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan)

NY

$100,064

Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Chicago Chicago

IL

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative Prescott

AZ

$140,000

Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Hillsborough County

FL

$200,000

HealthNet, Inc. Indianapolis

IN

$254,546

Salvation Army, a California Corporation City of Bell, Los Angeles County

CA

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative Washington

DC

$300,000

America Works of New York, Inc. New York City (all 5 boroughs:  Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan)

NY

$300,000

United States Veterans Initiative Long Beach

CA

$300,000

California Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc. City of Bakersville

CA

$121,757

City of Jacksonville Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach

FL

$200,500

New Directions, Inc. Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

Alianza Municipal de Servicios Integrados All 78 municipalities in Puerto Rico

PR

$95,235

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans Minneapolis, St. Paul and seven- county metro area including; Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Dakota, Carver, Wright, Anoka.

MN

$300,000

Veterans, Inc. All of Rhode Island and New Bedford, Mass.

RI

$225,000

Veterans, Inc. Central and Western (focus on Worcester and Springfield)

MA

$300,000

Working Wardrobes for a New Start Orange and Los Angeles counties

CA

$277,796

Goodwill Industries-Central Illinois, Inc. Champain, Hancock, Fulton, Mason, McDonough, Bureau, Lasalle and Henry counties

IL

$200,000

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc. Harrison; Pendleton; Scott, Ind.; Dearborne; Franklin, Ohio; Ripley, Switzerland County

KY

$300,000

Volunteers of America-Carolinas, Inc. Raleigh

NC

$299,435

Transitional Living Services, Inc. McHenry, Lake, Kane, and Cook counties

IL

$300,000

Interseminarian Project Place, Inc. Commonwealth of Massachusetts

MA

$115,781

Albany Housing Coalition, Inc. Cities of Albany, Troy, Schenectady, as well as Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties

NY

$118,000

Impact Services Corporation Philadelphia

PA

$300,000

Father Bill’s & MainSpring, Inc. South Shore of Massachusetts

MA

$101,520

Goodwill Industries-Heartland Scott, Clinton, Muscastine, Rock Island, Whiteside, Henry

IA

$200,000

Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies Henry, Lewis and Clarke counties

MT

$200,000

National Organization of Concerned Black Men Washington

DC

$300,000

Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency Atlanta

GA

$238,397

Volunteers of America-Michigan Lansing

MI

$200,000

Volunteers of America-Kentucky, Inc. Knoxville

TN

$300,000

National Able Network, Inc. Chicago, Cook County

IL

$238,000

Goodwill Industries-Greater Grand Rapids, Inc. Grand Rapids

MI

$64,635

Operation Stand Down Nashville, Inc. Nashville

TN

$300,000

Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. Lawrence, Beaver, Allegheny, Washington, Greene, Fayette, Westmoreland, Indiana, Armstrong and Butler counties

PA

$300,000

Quad Area Community Action Agency, Inc. East Feliciana, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, and West Feliciana parishes.

LA

$200,000

Volunteers of America-Massachusetts, Inc. Middlesex and Essex County

MA

$149,956

ECHO Housing Corporation Evansville

IN

$130,313

Volunteers of America-Greater Los Angeles, Inc. Los Angeles

CA

$300,000

Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation Anne Arundel County

MD

$134,487

Able-Disabled Advocacy, Inc. San Diego

CA

$300,000

Washington Dept. of Veterans Affairs Eastern Wash.

WA

$100,000

Commission on Economic Opportunity Lackawanna and Luzerne counties

PA

$100,000

Volunteers of America-Florida Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Key West, Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties

FL

$298,075

TOTAL = $13,142,716

Homeless Female Veterans/ Veterans with Families PY15 (Year 2) Option Year

Grantee

Areas Served

State

PY15 Amount

North County Interfaith Council, Inc. San Diego County, Escondido, Oceanside, Poway

CA

$120,000

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc. Monterey and Santa Cruz

CA

$101,100

Volunteers of America-NCNN Placer County, Yolo County

CA

$142,800

Swords to Plowshares Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties

CA

$150,000

Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc. City of New York

NY

$163,000

Mary Hall Freedom House, Inc. Fulton County, City of Atlanta

GA

$235,000

Veterans, Inc. Mass.

MA

$103,666

Easter Seals-Greater Washington-Baltimore Region Baltimore City and Baltimore, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, Md.; Washington D.C.; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun & Prince William counties, Va.

MD

$300,000

Easter Seals-New York, Inc. New York City (all 5 boroughs:  Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan)

NY

$225,000

Volunteers of America-Greater Ohio, Inc. Cincinnati, Hamilton County

OH

$200,000

Goodwill Industries-Houston Houston

TX

$300,000

Partners in Careers Portland, Vancouver

WA

$110,000

TOTAL = $35,025,441

VETS News Release: [06/23/2015]
Contact Name: Egan Reich
Phone Number: (202) 693-4960
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Release Number: 15-1203-NAT

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