$1.5 Million Grant Targets Homelessness Among People With Disabilities
A grant of $1.5 million technical assistance grant to help end chronic homelessness among persons with disabilities has been announced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
The grant, known as the Chronic Homelessness Employment Technical Assistance (CHETA) Initiative, is a $1.5 million award over a 36-month period of performance with additional option years and funds available depending on performance and future funding availability.
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Assistant Secretary Roy Grizzard noted that the grant is a cooperative effort between ODEP, the department’s Employment and Training Administration and its Veterans Employment and Training Service.
“This grant will help bring together the workforce development system with organizations serving the homeless to provide customized employment and permanent housing for people with disabilities who are chronically homeless,” said Dr. Grizzard.
The CHETA is designed to provide intensive employment-related technical assistance to the five September 2003 awardees of the department’s “Ending Chronic Homelessness Through Employment and Housing” grants.
Those 2003 awardees were Worksystems, Inc., Portland, Oregon; the Boston Private Industry Council, Boston, Massachusetts; the Private Industry Council, San Francisco, California; the Indianapolis Private Industry Council, Indianapolis, Indiana; and, the Workforce Development Division of the Community Development Department, City of Los Angeles, California.