Department of Labor Announces $11.53 Million in Grant Awards for Veterans Job Programs
August 21, 2012
Today the Department of Labor awarded grants to eleven organizations in 10 states to implement the Veterans Workforce Investment Program. The grantees are either state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies, and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations. Grants totaling $11.53 million will go to serve roughly 5,500 Veterans struggling with employment and will fund training programs for Veterans in fields such as computer services, construction, hospitality management, and more. This investment furthers the work of the Department of Labor's Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS), which works to ensure access to education and training, access to Gold Card services at One-Stop Career Centers, and provide connections to businesses to hire unemployed Veterans. The press release, which can be accessed below, lists the grantees and their organizations that received funds today.