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