Two Labor Department grants totaling $900,000 will be used by the recipients, Advocates for Human Potential in Sudbury, Mass., and the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans in Washington, D.C., to ease homeless veterans’ transition to civilian life.
The $450,000 grants, awarded under the department’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, will help improve the group’s ability to deliver services to homeless veterans, including female veterans and homeless veterans with families.
“For our returning service members to experience homelessness or difficulty finding a civilian job is unacceptable. As President Obama emphasized in his State of the Union address, we must fulfill our commitment to these brave men and women,” Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said Monday according to a press release.
The grants include cooperative agreements that will develop and maintain the National Veterans Technical Assistance Center, which:
- provides technical assistance to grantees, potential applicants and the public;
- researches grantee best practices;
- conducts employment-related research on homeless veterans;
- facilitates grantee training sessions; and
- promotes the need to increase job opportunities for homeless veterans to employers.