More than $47 million going to states to help veterans find jobs

Recipients in Tennessee were awarded more than $906,000, Kentucky awards totaled almost $775,000 and West Virginia will receive $165,000.

Posted: Jul. 11, 2018 3:31 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The federal government has awarded grants totaling more than $47 million to help homeless veterans find jobs.

Recipients in Tennessee were awarded more than $906,000, Kentucky awards totaled almost $775,000 and West Virginia will receive $165,000.

The Labor Department announced the funding Monday. The grants are awarded to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, tribal governments and faith-based and community organizations.

The agency said homeless veterans may receive occupational skills training, apprenticeship opportunities and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

7/10/2018 11:36:42 PM (GMT -5:00)

Article Comments

Huntsville
Overcast
78° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 81°
Florence
Overcast
74° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 74°
Fayetteville
Overcast
73° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 73°
Decatur
Overcast
76° wxIcon
Hi: 80° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 76°
Scottsboro
Broken Clouds
77° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 78°
WAAY Radar
WAAY WAAY-TV Cam
WAAY Temperatures

Over the Edge

 

Community Events