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Grant Announcement: Veterans' Workforce Investment Program DOL will award at least 10 grants in 10 states

May 4, 2012View for printing

The Department of Labor is now soliciting applications for approximately $12 million in grants to provide job training and skills development services that will help approximately 6,000 veterans succeed in civilian careers. Through funds provided by the Veterans' Workforce Investment Program (VWIP), veterans will receive skills assessments, individual job counseling, labor market information, classroom or on-the-job training, skills upgrades, placement assistance and crucial follow-up services. Veterans also may be eligible for services through other Workforce Investment Act programs for economically disadvantaged or dislocated workers.

The Department will award at least 10 grants in 10 states on a competitive basis. Eligible applicants are state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies, and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations. Grantees must be familiar with the areas and populations to be served, and must have demonstrated that they can administer effective programs. The deadline for grant applications is June 15, 2012.

The VWIP Solicitation for Grant Applications can be viewed here: Applications can also be submitted through

For more information about the Department of Labor's unemployment and re-employment programs for veterans, go to

Brenda C. Desmond

Fourth Judicial District Court

200 W. Broadway

Missoula Montana 59802

(406) 258-4728

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