Friday, Georgia U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock announced more than $2.5 million in federal funding to help Georgia veterans experiencing homelessness successfully reenter the workforce.

The grant awards come from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP).

HVRP is a competitive grant program focused exclusively on competitive employment for homeless veterans. The grants will benefit six Georgia organizations serving local veterans.

“Helping veterans out of homelessness is a top priority. That’s why we’re delivering these resources to help Georgia veterans who are down on their luck to build skills, get jobs, and rebuild their lives,” said Ossoff.

“Upholding our promise to our veterans to help them live full, independent lives while strengthening our workforce at the same time is a win-win for our state, and I’ll continue fighting to make sure federal dollars keep flowing to help Georgia’s veterans,” said Senator Reverend Warnock.

Here is a breakdown of funding for Georgia organizations:

  • The Warrior Alliance Inc.: $430,000
  • City of Refuge Inc.: $500,000
  • Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency Inc.: $375,000
  • Mary Hall Freedom House Inc.: $400,000
  • Recovery Consultants of Atlanta Inc.: $500,000
  • Veterans Empowerment Organization of Georgia: $468,091

This week, Senator Warnock visited West Point, Warner Robins, Garden City, Savannah, and Pooler, Warnock touted President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021. 

Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock, left, and Jon Ossoff, right, gesture toward a crowd during a campaign rally on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *