$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
GranteeStateAwardArea(s) Served
Telamon Corporation*AL$200,000Southeast Alabama, and Montgomery, Lowndes, Elmore, Lee, Autauga, Dale, Barbour, Pike, Crenshaw, Blount and Etowah Counties
St Francis House, Inc.AR$154,456Greater Little Rock Urban Area
United States Veterans Initiative*AZ$200,000Yavapai 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$300,000Los Angeles County
People Assisting the Homeless*CA$300,000Downtown San Diego, San Diego County
The Salvation Army, a California Corporation (Bell Shelter)*CA$300,000Bell, California
United States Veterans Initiative*CA$175,000Riverside and San Bernardino counties
Vietnam Veterans of San Diego*CA$200,000Southeast region of San Diego County
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.*CA$300,000Fresno and Madera counties
Volunteers of America of Los Angeles*CA$300,000Downtown Los Angeles, including Skid Row, East Los Angeles and Boyle Heights
Volunteers of America of Los Angeles*CA$300,000San Fernando Valley
Working Wardrobes for a New Start*CA$300,000Orange County
America Works of Washington D.C.*DC/MD/VA$300,000District 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$300,000District 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$298,257Broad County
Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc.*FL$189,839Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties
Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc.*FL$299,519Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach and Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties
Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency, Inc.*GA$300,000Atlanta
Veterans*GA$299,739Atlanta, Georgia (Urban Area)
United States Veterans Initiative, Inc.*HI$187,258Urban Honolulu
The Inner Voice, Inc.*IL$300,000Downtown Chicago
Goodwill Industries of the Heartland*IL/IA$200,000Counties 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$300,000Marion County; Indianapolis
HealthNet, Inc.IN$254,546Indianapolis and Marion County
Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc.*KY$199,931Central Kentucky, including Fayette, Anderson, Bourbon, Franklin, Garrard, Jessamine, Mercer, Scott and Woodford
Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans*LA$300,000New Orleans-Metairie
Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans*LA$200,000Tri-parish Region of Terrebonne-Lafourche-Assumption
Interseminarian Project Place, Inc.*MA$120,672City of Boston-Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods
Veterans Inc.*MA$300,000Worcester County, Springfield
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc. d/b/a New England Center*MA$275,000Greater 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$242,000Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk counties
United States Veterans Initiative*MD/VA$300,000Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland; and Alexandria, Fairfax and Arlington County, Virginia
Way Station, Inc.MD/WV$300,000Baltimore, Western Maryland and Martinsburg, West Virginia
Easter Seals Maine, Inc.*ME$200,000York and Cumberland counties.
Volunteers of America Michigan*MI$200,000Calhoun, Eaton, Ingham and Jackson counties
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans*MN$300,00011 counties in Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area: Anoka, Carver, Chisago Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington and Wright County
Soldier On, Inc.*MS$200,000Mississippi 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$200,000Helena, Montana
Easter Seals New Hampshire, Inc.*NH$200,000New Hampshire
Veterans Inc.*NH/VT$200,000Merrimack, Sullivan, Grafton and Hillsborough counties in New Hampshire; and Windsor, Washington, Orange counties, and Rutland, Washington, Orange and Rutland
Volunteers of America Delaware ValleyNJ$185,000Camden, New Jersey
Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.*NY$300,000Harlem section of Manhattan and Bronx County
Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.*NY$300,000Rochester and Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne and Orleans counties
Easter Seals TriState LLCOH$100,114Hamilton, Butler, Warren, and Clermont counties, Ohio
Muscogee (Creek) Nation*OK$291,415Tulsa and 11 Oklahoma counties in East Central Oklahoma
Volunteers of America Oklahoma*OK$200,000Muskogee, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair and McIntosh counties
Easter Seals Oregon*OR$200,000Marion and Polk counties
Easter Seals Oregon*OR$200,000Josephine and Jackson counties
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc.*OR$100,000Non-urban Linn and Benton counties
Volunteers of America Pennsylvania*PA$200,000Chester, Lancaster and Reading in Berks; Chester, Lancaster, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties in eastern Pennsylvania
YWCA Greater Harrisburg*PA$200,000Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry and York counties
Veterans Multi-Service Center*PA/NJ$262,050Philadelphia; Bucks, Delaware; Chester and Montgomery, Pennsylvania; and Camden, New Jersey
Veterans Inc.*RI/MA$300,000Rhode Island (excluding Westerly) and Bristol County, Massachusetts; Providence, Warwick and Cranston, Rhode Island; Fall River and New Bedford, Massachusetts
Telamon CorporationSC$300,000Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington and Richland counties
Volunteers of America, Dakotas*SD$121,501South Dakota’s Sioux Falls Metro Statistical Area
Volunteer Behavioral Health Care SystemTN$200,000Putnam, Cumberland, Overton, White and DeKalb counties
Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc.*TN$199,371Chattanooga Region, including Hamilton, Marion, Sequatchie, Franklin, Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Polk, McMinn, Meigs and Rhea
Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc.*TN$300,000Davidson, Cannon, Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson counties
Center Point, Inc.*TX$175,000Austin – Round Rock
Goodwill Industries of Houston, Inc.*TX$300,000Houston/Harris County
Volunteers of America Texas*TX$299,919Houston/Harris and Montgomery counties
American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.TX$300,000San Antonio
River City Comprehensive Counseling Services*VA$300,000Urban area of Richmond
Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc.*WI$200,000Dane County/Madison


PY 2016 Option Year Awards
GranteeStateAwardArea(s) Served
Aletheia House, Inc.AL$200,000Montgomery, Autauga, Bullock, Elmore and Lowndes counties and in non-urban Alabama
Aletheia House, Inc.AL$200,000Madison, Morgan and Limestone counties
Aletheia House, Inc.AL$300,000Jefferson
United States Veterans InitiativeAZ$300,000Maricopa County
Volunteers of America of Los AngelesCA$300,000Compton
Vietnam Veterans of San DiegoCA$300,000San Diego
Volunteers of America of Los AngelesCA$300,000San Gabriel Valley
1736 Family Crisis CenterCA$300,000South Bay/SPA 8 Region of Los Angeles County
Goodwill of Santa Clara CountyCA$300,000Santa Clara & San Benito counties
Swords to Plowshares-West BayCA$300,000Alameda & Contra Costa counties
People Assisting the HomelessCA$100,000San Luis Obispo County
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc.CA$200,000Monterey & Santa Cruz counties
Swords to Plowshares-West BayCA$300,000San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties
Vietnam Veterans of San DiegoCA$300,000North San Diego County
Volunteers of America of Los AngelesCA$300,000Orange County
People Assisting the HomelessCA$300,000Los Angeles
North County Interfaith Council, Inc.CA$300,000North San Diego County
The Salvation Army, a California CorporationCA$300,000Los Angeles County
North County Interfaith Council, Inc.**CA$120,000San Diego County
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc.**CA$101,100Monterey & Santa Cruz counties
Volunteers of America-NCNN**CA$142,800Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties
Swords to Plowshares**CA$150,000San Bernardino County
Colorado Coalition for the HomelessCO$300,000Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties
Denver Options Inc. dba Rocky Mountain Human ServicesCO$200,000El Paso County
The Workplace, Inc.CT$299,980Metro area: Bridgeport-New Haven
Veterans, Inc.CT$125,000Central & northern Connecticut
Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc.FL$279,227Lake, Orange, Osceola Seminole
Goodwill Industries of Manasota, Inc.FL$300,000Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee and De Soto Counties
Boley Centers, Inc.FL$300,000Pinellas
Boley Centers, Inc.FL$200,000Pasco
Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc.FL$179,075Brevard
Faith Hope Love Charity, Inc.FL$249,834Palm Beach
Recovery Consultants of AtlantaGA$300,000DeKalb, Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale
Mary Hall Freedom House, Inc.**GA$235,000Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton
United States Veterans Initiative (Hawaii)HI$200,000Rural Hawaii all counties
Goodwill Industries of the HeartlandIA$119,500Linn County
Nez Perce TribeID$154,356Nez Perce Tribal Land and Greater Lewiston Area
America Works of IllinoisIL$300,000Chicago, Cook County
Volunteers of America of Indiana, Inc.IN$200,000Fort Wayne-Allen County (Greater Indiana)
Crossroads Rehabilitation CenterIN$267,580Indianapolis-Hamilton, Hancock and Hendricks counties
Volunteers of America of Kentucky, Inc.KY$193,494Carter; Greene; Hancock; Hawkins; Johnson; Sullivan; Unicoi and Washington counties
Pennyroyal Regional Mental Health-Mental Retardation BoardKY$172,320Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd, Trigg, Montgomery, Tennessee
Mountain Comprehensive Care CenterKY$162,400Boyd, 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$103,666State of Massachusetts
Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore RegionMD$299,940Prince 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$300,000Greater Baltimore Area, Baltimore, Baltimore County
Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region**MD$300,000Prince George’s and Montgomery counties; Washington, D.C.; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, Virginia
Veterans, Inc.ME$200,000Augusta, Lewiston-Auburn and Portland
Michigan Ability PartnersMI$159,100Washtenaw and Jackson counties
Volunteers of America of MichiganMI$199,996Bay, Genesee, Saginaw and Shiawassee counties
Southwest Housing Solutions CorporationMI$300,000Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties
Volunteers of America of MichiganMI$300,000Kent, Berrien, Kalamazoo and Muskegon
Volunteers of America of MichiganMI$300,000Wayne, Berrien, Kalamazoo, Kent and Muskegon counties
Minnesota Assistance Council for VeteransMN$120,00036 Southern Counties including four Native American reservations
Minnesota Assistance Council for VeteransMN$120,00038 northern counties
St. Patrick CenterMO$292,423St. Louis-St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, Warren, Lincoln, Franklin, St. Francois, Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois
Hancock Resource CenterMS$199,728Hancock, Pearl River, Harrison
Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, Inc.NC$200,000Asheville, Buncombe County
Harbor Homes, Inc.NH$200,000Hillsborough County, NH
Goodwill Industries of New MexicoNM$250,136Bernalillo, Valencia, Sandoval and Torrance counties
United States Veterans InitiativeNV$230,000Clark and Nye counties, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Pahrump and Laughlin
Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.NY$253,575Manhattan and Bronx, NY
Easter Seals New York, Inc.NY$150,000Nassau and Suffolk counties, NY
United Veterans Beacon House, Inc.NY$100,050Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties, NY
Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.NY$300,000Kings, Queens and Richmond, NY
Easter Seals New York, Inc.NY$200,000Onondaga County and Syracuse, NY
Easter Seals New York, Inc.**NY$225,000Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Black Veterans for Social Justice, Inc.**NY$163,333All counties of New York City
Easter Seals New York, Inc.NY$135,000New York City
Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.OH$300,000Dayton Montgomery counties
Faith Mission, Inc.OH$100,000Columbus-Franklin
Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.OH$300,000Cleveland-Cuyahoga County
Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.OH$300,000Columbus-Franklin
Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center, Inc.OH$300,000Cincinnati-Hamilton, Butler, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Highland and Adams counties
Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.**OH$200,000Cincinnati-Hamilton
Volunteers of America of OklahomaOK$300,000Tulsa, Oklahoma
Easter Seals OregonOR$300,000Portland-Hillsboro-Vancouver MSA, Multnomah and Washington counties
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, Inc.OR$200,000Lane County
Philadelphia Veteran Multi-Service & Education CenterPA$300,000Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties
Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.PA$121,617Armstrong, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana and Somerset
Operation Stand Down Rhode IslandRI$225,000Rhode Island-ALL
Fast ForwardSC$300,000Richland and Lexington counties
Houston Launch PadTX$300,000Houston, TX
American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program, Inc.TX$300,000Bexar and Comal counties
Goodwill Industries of Houston**TX$300,000Houston, TX
Total Action Against PovertyVA$180,000Roanoke, Botetourt, Bath, Rockbridge, Alleghany, Craig, Franklin counties; Lexington, Buena Vista, Roanoke, Covington and Salem;
Washington Department of Veterans AffairsWA$300,000Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap, King and Clark counties
Workforce Development Council Snohomish CountyWA$200,000Everett, Snohomish counties
Partners in Careers**WA$110,000Clark County and Portland, Oregon