Monday, July 1, 2013

DeLauro lauds grant for The WorkPlace

$299,670 to help veterans reintegrate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3, applauded news The WorkPlace, Inc. has been awarded $299,670 from the U.S. Department of Labor.

The grants were awarded through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program and will go towards job training, job placement, housing and other services.

“As a nation, we have an obligation to ensure that the brave men and women who serve our country have a place to live and access to opportunities for a good, well-paying job," DeLauro said.
"We have to be sure we are doing everything possible to facilitate the transition from the battlefield back to the job market. These grants will go a long way towards easing that transition.”

The HVRP grants will help homeless veterans reintegrate into society and the labor force while providing effective services aimed at addressing the complex challenges that homeless veterans often confront.
The services provided by grantees will include job placement, on-the-job training, career counseling, life skills and money management mentoring, as well as help in finding housing.

Funds were awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, which have demonstrated that they can administer effective programs to help veterans.

The Workplace, Inc. is one of Connecticut’s nine Regional Workforce Development Boards that assesses regional employment and training needs and coordinates workforce development policies and programs to meet them.

This post is taken from a press release from DeLauro's office.

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