U.S. Labor Department announces grant program for homeless vets and vets with families



job training, counseling and placement services (including job

readiness, and literacy and skills training) to expedite the

reintegration of homeless female veterans and veterans with families

into the labor force.

"We are reminded every day of the tremendous sacrifices made by our

service men and women, and by their families. Yet a staggering number

of our homeless population are veterans," said Secretary of Labor Hilda

L. Solis. "Reintegrating homeless female veterans and veterans with

families into meaningful employment is vital to our goal of ending

homelessness among those who have worn our nation's military uniform."

These grants are intended to provide services to assist in reintegrating

this subpopulation of veterans into meaningful employment within the

labor force, and to stimulate the development of effective service

delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing female

veterans and veterans with families.

The Department of Labor is soliciting applications to design programs

that will expedite the reintegration of homeless female veterans and

veterans with families into the labor force by providing job placement

services, job training, counseling, supportive services and other

assistance. Successful applicants will be able to express their

understanding of the challenges faced by the homeless female veteran

and/or homeless veteran with a family. The successful applicant also

will be able to demonstrate the development of an established network of

service providers to assist homeless female veterans and veterans with

families. The closing date for receipt of applications is May 27, 2010.

The solicitation for grant applications is published in April 28 edition

of the Federal Register


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