The grants are going to 151 community agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Seven projects, three renewals and four new projects, received a total of $11,678,705. The seven projects will provide assistance to 2,664 to prevent or end homelessness for veterans.
“With these grants, we are strengthening our partnership with community non-profits across the country to provide Veterans and their families with hope, a home, and a future,” said Shinseki. “The work of Supportive Services for Veteran Families program grantees has already helped us prevent and end homelessness among tens of thousands of homeless Veterans and their families, but as long as a single Veteran lives on our streets, we have work to do.”
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Under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program, VA is awarding grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives that provide services to very low-income Veteran families living in — or transitioning to — permanent housing. Those community organizations provide a range of services that promote housing stability among eligible very low-income Veteran families.
Four new programs were funded in New Jersey.
Community Hope was funded for $1,006,996 to serve 300 participants in Newark/Essex.