On May 2, 2012, the U.S. Dept. of Labor announced the availability of approximately $12 million in grants through the Veterans’ Workforce Investment Program to provide job training and skills development services that will help approximately 6,000 veterans. The department will award at least 10 grants in 10 states on a competitive basis.
This program will provide services to veterans such as skills assessments, individual job counseling, labor market information, classroom or on-the-job training, skills upgrades, placement assistance, and follow-up services.
Eligible industries are: local workforce investment boards, local public agencies, and nonprofit (including faith-based and community) organizations. Grantees must be familiar with the areas and populations to be served, and have demonstrated that they can administer effective programs.
More information about unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans can be found here. The solicitation for grant applications is available at http://www.grants.gov or http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/vwip/main.htm.