HSN’s next CoC meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Pathlight Kitchen, 3200 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32808. This meeting will be for both April and May (there will be no meetings, April 22 or May 27).
The meeting starts at 9 a.m. with coffee and peer networking beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The agenda for the meeting includes news and discussion on happenings in our Continuum of Care: Point in Time Count results; Coordinated Assessment implementation; 25 Cities Project; HMIS news and introduction of new HMIS Project Manager; and a CoC Competition update.
We look forward to seeing our Continuum membership at the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please check this website as handouts from the meeting will be posted here after the meeting.
DOL-VETS Announces Availability of HVRP Funds
$6 million available for Urban and Non-urban grants, applications due May 13
WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announces a grant competition that will award an estimated 24 or more Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program grants
totaling approximately $6 million to provide an estimated 2,000 veterans with occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance, to help them succeed in the civilian labor market.
“Every day, our service members — and their families — make tremendous sacrifices for their country. Yet too many veterans are homeless,” said Secretary Perez. “The programs funded through this grant will work to help homeless veterans find good jobs and provide them with opportunities for a brighter future.”
Funds are being awarded on a competitive basis to: state and local workforce investment boards; local public agencies; tribal governments and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations. Successful applicants will design a program that addresses the multitude of challenges associated with homeless veterans.
HVRP grantees must promote active engagement with industry, employers and employer associations to identify the skills needed for in-demand jobs and careers. The grantees will coordinate their efforts with various local, state and federal social service providers.
The solicitation for grant applications (SGA 14-02), including the full announcement and application instructions, is available at http://www.grants.gov
. The deadline for applications is May 13, 2014
. More information on the Department of Labor’s unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans can be found at http://www.dol.gov/vets/
. For questions about this grant announcement please contact Cassandra Mitchell at 202-693-4589