$1.5M awarded for job training for homeless veterans in Ohio

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A total of around $1.5 million for homeless veterans’ job training has been awarded to six nonprofit organizations in Ohio.

The recent U.S. Department of Labor award is part of nearly $35 million in national grant money to help veterans with job training so they can successfully transition from homelessness to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs.

Ohio organizations receiving grants include Volunteers of America-Greater Ohio. The organization’s Dayton, Cleveland and Columbus branches were awarded $300,000 each. Its Cincinnati office received $200,000.

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center Inc. was awarded $300,000 to help veterans in Cincinnati. Faith Missions Inc. in Columbus received $120,000.

Federal officials say funds are awarded competitively to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, and tribal governments.

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