DOL Awards More Than $15 Million in HVRP Grants
June 19, 2012
On June 19, 2012, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced the award of 64 grants totaling more than $15 million that are aimed at providing approximately 8,600 homeless veterans nationwide with job training to help them succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded under the U.S. Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP).
To assist homeless veterans with reintegration into the workforce, in addition to the new grants announced on June 19, during the upcoming program year, the Labor Department will provide more than $19 million in funding to support continuing HVRP grants. Under these grants, 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 recognized as an efficient and effective program, and is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on ensuring the employment of veterans who are homeless.
Grantees of this program coordinate their efforts with various local, state and federal social service providers to maximize the assistance available for homeless veterans.