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$9 Million in Grants for Veterans' Green Jobs Training

The Department of Labor announced on Tuesday awards of more than $9 million in nationwide grants for 'green" jobs training for veterans.

Raymond Jefferson, assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service, said that the 22 grants will provide training for thousands of veterans in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Jefferson said that the grants, provided under the department's Veterans' Workforce Investment Program, will "give an estimated 4,000 veterans who have served our country the opportunity to receive training on and participate in the growing renewable energy economy."

Veterans will receive skills assessments, individual job counseling, labor market information, classroom or on-the-job training in green jobs, skills upgrading and retraining, placement assistance and crucial follow-up services.

After the announcement, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said in a statement, "No one pays a higher price for our freedom than our nation’s veterans. They deserve our support long after they return from the fields of battle. Unfortunately, many of these brave men and women struggle with the process of re-adapting to civilian life, and they have difficulty reentering the very workforce they left behind to fight for our freedom."

The funds are being awarded on a competitive basis to state and local workforce investment boards, local public agencies and nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations.

The Labor Department says that the agencies awarded the grants "are familiar with the areas and populations to be served — particularly as they relate to veterans who are homeless, disabled or economically disadvantaged — and they have demonstrated that they can administer effective programs."

The grants are awarded in amounts up to $500,000 to agencies in: AZ, CA, CO, CT, IN, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NY, OK, OR, PA, TN, and TX. More information can be found at

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