DOL Announces Funding Opportunity At-Risk Veterans to Return to Workforce
The US Department of Labor (DOL) announced on Jan. 12 a funding opportunity for organizations to provide training and employing services to veterans combating homelessness.
Through the department’s Veteran’s Employment and Training Service, the grants will fund projects across the nation at a maximum of $500,000 annually, a total of up to $1.5 million over the three-year performance period.
In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for the homeless population of veterans, states DOL.
The grant will assist military veterans to overcome obstacles that have led them to homelessness, and to reenter the workforce as a means to reducing homelessness.
Through the services provided, veterans experiencing homelessness may learn occupational skills, attain apprenticeships or on-the-job training opportunities and receive job search and placement assistance.
The award will be granted on a competitive basis to state and local investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, tribal governments and faith-based and community organizations.
To learn more on Homeless Veteran’s Reintegration Program, visit dol.gov/agencies/vets/programs/hvrp.