Federal Grant Will Facilitate Homeless Veterans’ Transition into the Workforce


WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 2, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), announced $300,000 awarded to the Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio for its efforts to support homeless veterans in Montgomery County. The competitive grant will be distributed through The Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

“Veterans without homes who have trouble finding jobs are not being provided with the resources they have earned,” Brown said. “These funds will invest in closing the gap in veterans’ services and help Montgomery County’s former service men and women succeed in civilian life.”

The Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio will apply the funds for a variety of support services ranging from education and job training and counseling, job placement and follow up assistance for homeless veterans in Montgomery County.

Nearly 100 HVRP grants will be distributed nationwide and are estimated to help more than 15,000 veterans. More information on HVRP competitive grants and other services for Ohio and our nation’s veterans is available on the DOL Web site here: www.dol.gov/vets.


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Sherrod Campbell Brown is the junior United States Senator from the state of Ohio, and a member of the Democratic Party.


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