$36 Million in New Job Training Grants to Help Veterans Secure Meaningful Employment

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of $36 million in Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program grants today to help an estimated 17,000 veterans successfully transition to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs. The grants will fund a variety of services to assist homeless veterans in their return to the labor force including occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance.

Grants were awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, and faith-based and community organizations.

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, visit www.dol.gov/vets/.

The following is a list of 2016 award recipients:

*Denotes grantee will also provide services to IVTP-specific participants
**Denotes recipient of HFVVWF funding

PY 2016 New Grantees
Grantee State Award Area(s) Served
Telamon Corporation* AL $200,000 Southeast Alabama, and Montgomery, Lowndes, Elmore, Lee, Autauga, Dale, Barbour, Pike, Crenshaw, Blount and Etowah Counties
St Francis House, Inc. AR $154,456 Greater Little Rock Urban Area
United States Veterans Initiative* AZ $200,000 Yavapai County in Northern Arizona and includes Tribal Lands of the Hopi, Navajo and Yavapai-Apache, also includes the Counties of Mohave, Coconino, Navaho, Gila and Apache
New Directions, Inc.* CA $300,000 Los Angeles County
People Assisting the Homeless* CA $300,000 Downtown San Diego, San Diego County
The Salvation Army, a California Corporation (Bell Shelter)* CA $300,000 Bell, California
United States Veterans Initiative* CA $175,000 Riverside and San Bernardino counties
Vietnam Veterans of San Diego* CA $200,000 Southeast region of San Diego County
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.* CA $300,000 Fresno and Madera counties
Volunteers of America of Los Angeles* CA $300,000 Downtown Los Angeles, including Skid Row, East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights
Volunteers of America of Los Angeles* CA $300,000 San Fernando Valley
Working Wardrobes for a New Start* CA $300,000 Orange County
America Works of Washington D.C.* DC/MD/VA $300,000 District of Columbia; Maryland counties of Prince George’s, Montgomery, and Frederick; and the Virginia counties of Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Loudon and Prince William
Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA* DC/MD/VA $300,000 District of Columbia; Maryland’s Prince George’s and Montgomery counties; and Arlington, Virginia and counties of Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William
United Way of Broward County, Inc.* FL $298,257 Broad County
Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc.* FL $189,839 Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties
Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc.* FL $299,519 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach and Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties
Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency, Inc.* GA $300,000 Atlanta
Veterans* GA $299,739 Atlanta, Georgia (Urban Area)
United States Veterans Initiative, Inc.* HI $187,258 Urban Honolulu
The Inner Voice, Inc.* IL $300,000 Downtown Chicago
Goodwill Industries of the Heartland* IL/IA $200,000 Counties of Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott in Iowa and Henry, Rock Island, and Whiteside, Illinois. Davenport, Bettendorf, Clinton and Muscatine, Iowa and Rock Island, Moline and East Moline, Illinois
Volunteers of America of Indiana, Inc.* IN $300,000 Marion County; Indianapolis
HealthNet, Inc. IN $254,546 Indianapolis and Marion County
Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc.* KY $199,931 Central Kentucky, including Fayette, Anderson, Bourbon, Franklin, Garrard, Jessamine, Mercer, Scott and Woodford
Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans* LA $300,000 New Orleans-Metairie
Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans* LA $200,000 Tri-parish Region of Terrebonne-Lafourche-Assumption
Interseminarian Project Place, Inc.* MA $120,672 City of Boston-Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods
Veterans Inc.* MA $300,000 Worcester County, Springfield
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc. d/b/a New England Center* MA $275,000 Greater Boston metropolitan area and the Eastern section of Massachusetts, including Suffolk, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Bristol, Plymouth, Barnstable and Dukes counties
Volunteers of America Massachusetts* MA $242,000 Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk counties
United States Veterans Initiative* MD/VA $300,000 Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland; and Alexandria, Fairfax and Arlington County, Virginia
Way Station, Inc. MD/WV $300,000 Baltimore, Western Maryland and Martinsburg, West Virginia
Easter Seals Maine, Inc.* ME $200,000 York and Cumberland counties.
Volunteers of America Michigan* MI $200,000 Calhoun, Eaton, Ingham and Jackson counties
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans* MN $300,000 11 counties in Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area: Anoka, Carver, Chisago Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington and Wright County
Soldier On, Inc.* MS $200,000 Mississippi counties including Adams, Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clarke Clay, Coahoma, Copiah, Covington, Desoto, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Itawamba, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Walthall, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wilkinson, Winston, Yalobusha  and Yazoo.
Volunteers of America Northern Rockies* MT $200,000 Helena, Montana
Easter Seals New Hampshire, Inc.* NH $200,000 New Hampshire
Veterans Inc.* NH/VT $200,000 Merrimack, Sullivan, Grafton and Hillsborough counties in New Hampshire; and Windsor, Washington, Orange counties, and Rutland, Washington, Orange and Rutland
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley NJ $185,000 Camden, New Jersey
Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.* NY $300,000 Harlem section of Manhattan and Bronx County
Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.* NY $300,000 Rochester and Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne and Orleans counties
Easter Seals TriState LLC OH $100,114 Hamilton, Butler, Warren, and Clermont counties, Ohio
Muscogee (Creek) Nation* OK $291,415 Tulsa and 11 Oklahoma counties in East Central Oklahoma
Volunteers of America Oklahoma* OK $200,000 Muskogee, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair and McIntosh counties
Easter Seals Oregon* OR $200,000 Marion and Polk counties
Easter Seals Oregon* OR $200,000 Josephine and Jackson counties
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc.* OR $100,000 Non-urban Linn and Benton counties
Volunteers of America Pennsylvania* PA $200,000 Chester, Lancaster and Reading in Berks; Chester, Lancaster, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties in eastern Pennsylvania
YWCA Greater Harrisburg* PA $200,000 Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry and York counties
Veterans Multi-Service Center* PA/NJ $262,050 Philadelphia; Bucks, Delaware; Chester and Montgomery, Pennsylvania; and Camden, New Jersey
Veterans Inc.* RI/MA $300,000 Rhode Island (excluding Westerly) and Bristol County, Massachusetts; Providence, Warwick and Cranston, Rhode Island; Fall River and New Bedford, Massachusetts
Telamon Corporation SC $300,000 Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington and Richland counties
Volunteers of America, Dakotas* SD $121,501 South Dakota’s Sioux Falls Metro Statistical Area
Volunteer Behavioral Health Care System TN $200,000 Putnam, Cumberland, Overton, White and DeKalb counties
Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc.* TN $199,371 Chattanooga Region, including Hamilton, Marion, Sequatchie, Franklin, Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Polk, McMinn, Meigs and Rhea
Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc.* TN $300,000 Davidson, Cannon, Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson counties
Center Point, Inc.* TX $175,000 Austin – Round Rock
Goodwill Industries of Houston, Inc.* TX $300,000 Houston/Harris County
Volunteers of America Texas* TX $299,919 Houston/Harris and Montgomery counties
American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc. TX $300,000 San Antonio
River City Comprehensive Counseling Services* VA $300,000 Urban area of Richmond
Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc.* WI $200,000 Dane County/Madison
Total $15,530,586

 

PY 2016 Option Year Awards
Grantee State Award Area(s) Served
Aletheia House, Inc. AL $200,000 Montgomery, Autauga, Bullock, Elmore and Lowndes counties and in non-urban Alabama
Aletheia House, Inc. AL $200,000 Madison, Morgan and Limestone counties
Aletheia House, Inc. AL $300,000 Jefferson
United States Veterans Initiative AZ $300,000 Maricopa County
Volunteers of America of Los Angeles CA $300,000 Compton
Vietnam Veterans of San Diego CA $300,000 San Diego
Volunteers of America of Los Angeles CA $300,000 San Gabriel Valley
1736 Family Crisis Center CA $300,000 South Bay/SPA 8 Region of Los Angeles County
Goodwill of Santa Clara County CA $300,000 Santa Clara & San Benito counties
Swords to Plowshares-West Bay CA $300,000 Alameda & Contra Costa counties
People Assisting the Homeless CA $100,000 San Luis Obispo County
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc. CA $200,000 Monterey & Santa Cruz counties
Swords to Plowshares-West Bay CA $300,000 San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties
Vietnam Veterans of San Diego CA $300,000 North San Diego County
Volunteers of America of Los Angeles CA $300,000 Orange County
People Assisting the Homeless CA $300,000 Los Angeles
North County Interfaith Council, Inc. CA $300,000 North San Diego County
The Salvation Army, a California Corporation CA $300,000 Los Angeles County
North County Interfaith Council, Inc.** CA $120,000 San Diego County
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc.** CA $101,100 Monterey & Santa Cruz counties
Volunteers of America-NCNN** CA $142,800 Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties
Swords to Plowshares** CA $150,000 San Bernardino County
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless CO $300,000 Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties
Denver Options Inc. dba Rocky Mountain Human Services CO $200,000 El Paso County
The Workplace, Inc. CT $299,980 Metro area: Bridgeport-New Haven
Veterans, Inc. CT $125,000 Central & northern Connecticut
Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc. FL $279,227 Lake, Orange, Osceola Seminole
Goodwill Industries of Manasota, Inc. FL $300,000 Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and De Soto Counties
Boley Centers, Inc. FL $300,000 Pinellas
Boley Centers, Inc. FL $200,000 Pasco
Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc. FL $179,075 Brevard
Faith Hope Love Charity, Inc. FL $249,834 Palm Beach
Recovery Consultants of Atlanta GA $300,000 DeKalb, Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale
Mary Hall Freedom House, Inc.** GA $235,000 Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton
United States Veterans Initiative (Hawaii) HI $200,000 Rural Hawaii all counties
Goodwill Industries of the Heartland IA $119,500 Linn County
Nez Perce Tribe ID $154,356 Nez Perce Tribal Land and Greater Lewiston Area
America Works of Illinois IL $300,000 Chicago, Cook County
Volunteers of America of Indiana, Inc. IN $200,000 Fort Wayne-Allen County (Greater Indiana)
Crossroads Rehabilitation Center IN $267,580 Indianapolis-Hamilton, Hancock and Hendricks counties
Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc. KY $193,494 Carter; Greene; Hancock; Hawkins; Johnson; Sullivan; Unicoi and Washington counties
Pennyroyal Regional Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board KY $172,320 Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd, Trigg, Montgomery, Tennessee
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center KY $162,400 Boyd, Carter, Rowan, Elliot, Lawrence, Morgan, Martin, Magoffin, Pike, Knott, Letcher, Perry, Leslie, Harlan, Breathitt, Lee, Owsley, Clay, Jackson, Laurel, Knox, Bell, Whitley, McCreary, Rockcastle, Lincoln, Pulaski and Wayne
Veterans, Inc.** MA $103,666 State of Massachusetts
Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region MD $299,940 Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, Virginia
Maryland Center For Vets Education & Training, Inc. MD $300,000 Greater Baltimore Area, Baltimore, Baltimore County
Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region** MD $300,000 Prince George’s and Montgomery counties; Washington, D.C.; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, Virginia
Veterans, Inc. ME $200,000 Augusta, Lewiston-Auburn and Portland
Michigan Ability Partners MI $159,100 Washtenaw and Jackson counties
Volunteers of America of Michigan MI $199,996 Bay, Genesee, Saginaw and Shiawassee counties
Southwest Housing Solutions Corporation MI $300,000 Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties
Volunteers of America of Michigan MI $300,000 Kent, Berrien, Kalamazoo and Muskegon
Volunteers of America of Michigan MI $300,000 Wayne, Berrien, Kalamazoo, Kent and Muskegon counties
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans MN $120,000 36 Southern Counties including four Native American reservations
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans MN $120,000 38 northern counties
St. Patrick Center MO $292,423 St. Louis-St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, Warren, Lincoln, Franklin, St. Francois, Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois
Hancock Resource Center MS $199,728 Hancock, Pearl River, Harrison
Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, Inc. NC $200,000 Asheville, Buncombe County
Harbor Homes, Inc. NH $200,000 Hillsborough County, NH
Goodwill Industries of New Mexico NM $250,136 Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval and Torrance counties
United States Veterans Initiative NV $230,000 Clark and Nye counties, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Pahrump and Laughlin
Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc. NY $253,575 Manhattan and Bronx, NY
Easter Seals New York, Inc. NY $150,000 Nassau and Suffolk counties, NY
United Veterans Beacon House, Inc. NY $100,050 Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties, NY
Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc. NY $300,000 Kings, Queens and Richmond, NY
Easter Seals New York, Inc. NY $200,000 Onondaga County and Syracuse, NY
Easter Seals New York, Inc.** NY $225,000 Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.** NY $163,333 All counties of New York City
Easter Seals New York, Inc. NY $135,000 New York City
Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc. OH $300,000 Dayton Montgomery counties
Faith Mission, Inc. OH $100,000 Columbus-Franklin
Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc. OH $300,000 Cleveland-Cuyahoga County
Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc. OH $300,000 Columbus-Franklin
Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc. OH $300,000 Cincinnati-Hamilton, Butler, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Highland and Adams counties
Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.** OH $200,000 Cincinnati-Hamilton
Volunteers of America of Oklahoma OK $300,000 Tulsa, Oklahoma
Easter Seals Oregon OR $300,000 Portland-Hillsboro-Vancouver MSA, Multnomah and Washington counties
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc. OR $200,000 Lane County
Philadelphia Veteran Multi-Service & Education Center PA $300,000 Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties
Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. PA $121,617 Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana and Somerset
Operation Stand Down Rhode Island RI $225,000 Rhode Island-ALL
Fast Forward SC $300,000 Richland and Lexington counties
Houston Launch Pad TX $300,000 Houston, TX
American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc. TX $300,000 Bexar and Comal counties
Goodwill Industries of Houston** TX $300,000 Houston, TX
Total Action Against Poverty VA $180,000 Roanoke, Botetourt, Bath, Rockbridge, Alleghany, Craig, Franklin counties; Lexington, Buena Vista, Roanoke, Covington and Salem;
Washington Department of Veterans Affairs WA $300,000 Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap, King and Clark counties
Workforce Development Council Snohomish County WA $200,000 Everett, Snohomish counties
Partners in Careers** WA $110,000 Clark County and Portland, Oregon
TOTAL $20,690,230