Sen. Brown Announces $300,000 to Support Ohio Homeless in Southwest Ohio

Federal Grant Will Facilitate Homeless Veterans' Transition into the Workforce

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $300,000 has been awarded to Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center to support homeless veterans. The competitive grant is 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 former service men and women succeed in civilian life.”

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center will utilize the funds for a variety of support services, including education and job training, counseling, job placement and follow up assistance for homeless veterans in Cincinnati. Brown wrote in support of Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center’s grant application in April 2010.

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