Grants awarded to two Arizona organizations
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema announced that two Arizona organizations have been awarded more than $730,000 to support veterans experiencing homelessness return to the workforce.
“Arizona veterans selflessly served and sacrificed to keep our country safe and secure. This funding helps us fulfill our duty to ensure that they have access to the resources they need,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
Administered by the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, A New Leaf in Mesa will receive $496,820, and the United States Veterans Initiative located in Prescott will receive $240,000 as part of the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program. Through the organizations’ services, veterans experiencing homelessness in communities across Arizona may undergo training on occupational skills, obtain apprenticeships or other work-training opportunities, and receive assistance finding a job.
Last month, Sinema convened a meeting with her Veterans Advisory Council – a group of Arizona veterans with backgrounds in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps – to discuss how to best support Arizona’s veterans community. During the meeting, Sinema pledged to work with VA leadership and affirmed her commitment to continue working to address challenges facing Arizona servicemembers, veterans, and their families.