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Veterans Outreach Center awarded $500,000 federal grant for homeless Veterans

Grant for Homeless Vets

 

Washington, D.C. (WHAM) - The Veterans Outreach Center will be receiving a $500,000 federal grant to give homeless Veterans job training and apprenticeship opportunities.

The Rochester-based non-profit organization will use the funding to bring in partner organizations for career coaching and vocational employment services.

The center is located on South Avenue.

“These federal funds will help equip Veterans with the skills they need to get good-paying jobs, which will benefit the entire Rochester community," said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

"This funding does not replace or offset the recent $250,000 cut in agency operating support received by New York State, but it certainly allows critical services for our Veterans to continue," said Laura Stradley, Executive Director at Veterans Outreach Center, in a statement.

The federal grant was issued through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP). This makes 20 straight years that the grant has been funded through the Department of Labor.

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