The grants are being awarded under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program. Funds were awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and other groups, including faith-based and community organizations.
The recipients are familiar with the geographic areas and populations to be served, and have demonstrated that they can provide effective help to homeless veterans. Grantees of this program coordinate their efforts with various local, state and federal social service providers to maximize the assistance available for homeless veterans.
“Today, the Department of Labor is taking an important step to help homeless veterans reintegrate into the American labor force,” said Secretary Solis. “This is a complicated challenge that requires an ‘all hands on deck’ response.”
While this is wonderful news for homeless veterans in the Camden County area, are there providers in other regions of the state who could apply for any future Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program funding? Is NJ competitive enough to receive a larger share of the next total national award?