WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that $300,000 has been awarded to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc. 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."

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc. 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 Franklin County.