Hill-Evans encourages grant funding applications to connect veterans with job opportunities

HARRISBURG, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced the availability of $800,000 in grant funding through the Veterans Employment Program administered by the state Department of Labor and Industry. Hill-Evans encourages eligible workforce development entities across the commonwealth to apply for this funding. 

“Supporting our veterans by connecting them with careers tailored to their skill set will establish a foundation of success upon completion of their selfless service to our nation,” Hill-Evans said. “Encouraging eligible entities to utilize this funding will lead to a more streamlined approach in ensuring our veterans have the support mechanisms they deserve as they transition in their career.”

The $800,000 provided by the PA Industry Partnership Heroes Path funds and reemployment funds will allow the Department of Labor and Industry to support four workforce development projects. The successful applicants will use this funding as a tool to address barriers to employment that our veterans often face while they transition back to civilian life.

Additional details and the grant applications can be found here. The deadline to apply is Dec. 30, 2021.

Eligible applicants include local workforce development boards, nonprofit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, education and post-secondary organizations, labor organizations, business associations and economic development entities.