Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today announced that the City and County of Denver will receive $299,691 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) to provide job training for veterans.
“No one who has served in our country’s military should be homeless,” said Bennet. “The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program will ensure local agencies have the resources they need to help Colorado veterans get job training to help them get back on their feet.”
The award is one of 97 grants, totaling more than $24 million, announced today to provide approximately 14,000 veterans across the country with job training to help them succeed in civilian careers. Funds were awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations. HVRP is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of veterans who are homeless.
Last month, Bennet conducted a statewide listening tour part of an ongoing effort to reach out to Colorado’s veterans and get their ideas on how to address major issues including access to VA healthcare, services and benefits and the VA’s backlogs. From the first roundtable discussion with veterans from Southern Colorado, the tour took Bennet across the state to rural and urban communities to hear directly from former military men and women and their families.