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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

2013 Budget Funds Veterans Workforce Assistance Programs

  • February 15, 2012
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The fiscal 2013 budget request includes a number of programs intended to help military veterans compete for civilian jobs, including:

  • $259 million for the Labor Department’s Veterans Employment and Training Service and $8 million for the department’s transition assistance program and grants for employment services to veterans. The budget request ends the Veterans Workforce Investment Program, supporting service delivery innovations through the Workforce Innovation Fund instead. The expanded transition assistance program makes employment workshops more accessible to retiring Reserve and National Guard members, as well as spouses of separating service members; and
  • expanding entrepreneurship training for veterans and military families through the Small Business Administration’s National Veterans Entrepreneurship Training, a new $7 million program that will train up to 260,000 veterans annually.

DOD’s budget request includes $8.5 billion to support military families, including child care and education for military children, and counseling and employment programs for families.

Read the American Forces Press Service story.

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