WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) announced two federal grants totaling $809,000 for Easter Seals serving Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia to provide comprehensive support to homeless and incarcerated veterans on their path to long-term civilian employment.
“Our veterans have sacrificed for this nation and we have a responsibility to provide them with the training and skills they need to transition from the military to civilian world. No veteran who has served this nation honorably should ever want for a roof over his or her head,” said Senator Cardin, a member of the Senate Finance Committee. “These federal funds will give veterans the tools they need to find a job and reclaim their lives in communities across Maryland.”
“Veterans and their families sacrifice greatly for our nation, and they should have every opportunity to succeed in the workforce,” said Senator Van Hollen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “These grants will help Maryland veterans find jobs to support themselves and their families. With federal support and the great work of organizations like Easter Seals, we won’t stop fighting for those who have given so much to our nation.”
The grants are available through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program and the Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans With Families program. Easter Seals will use the funding to provide case management, counseling, and training to match job-ready veterans with the right employer.