News Release No.: 16-18

Date:

June 14, 2016

$5 million in grants will help California veterans with employment assistance Funding will go to veteran programs in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange, Madera and Sutter counties that help veterans get civilian jobs SACRAMENTO: The California Employment Development Department (EDD) announced today that it will distribute $5 million in grants among eleven local organizations with successful programs that offer veterans employment assistance. “The military demands dedication, discipline, and adaptability — attributes that veterans bring back with them that make them valuable and highly desirable employees,” said EDD Director Patrick W. Henning, Jr. “They’ve served our country and now it’s our chance to serve these men and women by helping them to successfully transition into civilian jobs through these local veteran programs.” This year’s Veterans Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP) grants are made available to organizations that meet required performance goals while assisting unemployed and underemployed veterans transition into rewarding civilian careers. The grants will help the organizations continue their successful programs and assist veterans with significant barriers to employment, including disabled, homeless and low-income veterans, as well as those who need additional education. “These VEAP grants are a part of EDD’s priority efforts to ensure that veterans have a full array of employment services and support,” said Henning. The grant funding is made available by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Governor’s Discretionary Funds and the Dislocated Worker Additional Assistance funds.

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This year’s VEAP grant awardees are: Awardee

County

Amount

Contact

Industries

Able-Disabled Advocacy

San Diego

$500,000

Elaine Cooluris (619) 231-5990

Information and Communications Technology, Business Services and Healthcare

LA Jewish Vocational Services

Los Angeles

$450,000

Claudia Finkel (323) 761-8897

Information and Communications Technology, Construction and Green Energy, Transportation and Protective Services

Riverside Economic Development Agency

Riverside

$500,000

Heidi Marshall (951) 955-6615

Advanced Manufacturing, Logistics, Healthcare, Construction, Renewable Energy

Orange County

Orange

$500,000

Andrew Munoz (714) 480-6500

Healthcare, Professional Services, and Hospitality

US Veteran Initiative Inglewood

Los Angeles

$300,000

Ivan Mason (310) 744-6522

Asian American Drug Abuse Program

Los Angeles

$500,000

Mike Watanabe (323) 293-6284

Aerospace and technology, Healthcare, International Trade, Tourism, and Construction Security, Information Technology, Telecommunications and Construction

Community Career Development

Los Angeles

$500,000

Alberto Uribe (213) 805-4273

Transportation, Biomedical Science, Telecommunications, Global Logistics, and Security

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

San Diego

$500,000

David Siegler (619) 520-8007

Healthcare, Transportation, and Security

Swords to Plowshares

San Francisco

$500,000

Dave Lopez (415) 252-4788

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services(PSTS)

Madera County

Madera

$208,106

Elaine Craig (559) 662-4586

Advanced Manufacturing

North Central Counties Consortium

Sutter

$500,000

Nancy Crooks (530) 822-7145

Healthcare, Construction, Protective Services, Maintenance, Production, Transportation

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