VA to Provide $600M in Grants for Low-Income Veteran Families; Eric Shinseki Comments

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Eric ShinsekiThe Veterans Affairs Department has made available $600 million in grants for nonprofit organizations that serve low-income veteran families, according to an American Forces Press Service article.

The grants will be made available through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program which was designed to help veteran families who are homeless or close to becoming homeless.

“These grants play a critical role in addressing veteran homelessness by assisting our vital partners at the local level in their efforts,” said Eric Shinseki, VA Secretary.

According to the article, finding permanent housing is the program’s number one priority but also focus on legal assistance, credit and housing counseling and representative services.

The VA will offer $300 million in funds for 2014 and another $300 million for 2015.

The program had more than 62,000 participants in 2013.

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