UPDATED WITH BREAKDOWN OF GRANT INFORMATION BELOW. FOUR (4) ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVED FIVE (5) GRANTS IN THIS PROGRAM.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2014
Sue Walitsky (Cardin)
Alanna Wellspeak (Mikulski)
Cardin, Mikulski Announce Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to Help Homeless Veterans Across Maryland
Grants Will Fund Job Skills Training, Career Counseling for Veterans
WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced a grant in the amount of $1,334,427 from the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) to provide job training to homeless veterans in Maryland. The grants are being awarded under the Department’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), administered by the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service.
“Our veterans have sacrificed for this nation and we have a responsibility to provide them with the training and skills they need to transition from the military to civilian world. No veteran who has served this nation should ever want for a roof over his or her head,” said Senator Cardin, a member of the Senate Finance Committee. “These federal funds will give veterans the tools they need to find a job and reclaim their lives in communities across Maryland.”
“I believe our support for our military in the field must be matched by support for our veterans at home,” Senator Mikulski, Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriation Committee which funds DOL, and a member of the Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus and Senate Military Families Caucus,. “Our veterans who have fought on the front lines shouldn’t have to stand in line for a job when they get home. These funds in the federal checkbook are critical to providing on-the-job training, helping homeless veterans get off the street and back on the job.”
The funding was awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations. Grantees have proven that they can effectively provide homeless veterans with the requisite skills to find employment. Grantees will also assist veterans with career counseling, life skills, money management, and housing placement. The Maryland funding is part of a larger $36,710,368 package that will aid 12,000 veterans nationwide. $9,094,355 will go to new grantees.
PY14 (OPTION YEAR 1) HVRP GRANTEES
|Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region||$299,940|
|Maryland Center For Vets Education & Training Inc.||$300,000|
PY14 (OPTION YEAR 2) HVRP GRANTEES
|Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation||$134,487|
|Way Station Inc.||$300,000|
PY 14 Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans w/ Families Grantees
|Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region||$300,000|