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Date: June 12, 2015


$4.4 million in state grants will assist California veterans in securing jobs Funds to assure continued success of veteran employment programs SACRAMENTO: Building on the success of its Veterans Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP), the California Employment Development Department (EDD) announced today that it will distribute $4.4 million in grants among nine local entities that are already implementing highly effective programs. “Veterans quickly become integral members of any team they are part of,” said EDD Director Patrick W. Henning, Jr. “Their dedication, discipline, and adaptability skills obtained during their military service make them valuable and highly desirable employees.” This year’s grants were only available for ongoing VEAP Programs that meet required project performance goals. The new funds will allow awardees to enhance their service-delivery infrastructure and improve partnerships with labor groups, business associations, and regional employers. Additionally, the money is intended to ensure the programs’ continued sustainability. “Our VEAP program is designed to bring veterans to the front of the hiring line – as a way to show the state’s appreciation for the many sacrifices that veterans have made for all of us,” Henning added. The $4.4 million in grant funding is provided by the Workforce Investment Act’s (WIA), Governor’s Discretionary Funds and the Dislocated Worker Additional Assistance funds. This year’s VEAP grant awardees are:

(more) P.O. Box 826880 • MIC 85 • Sacramento CA • 94280-0001 •

EDD News Release No. 15-23A


Community Career Development L.A. County

Foothill WIB L.A. County





Kelli Knox (216) 805-4211 [email protected]


Julie McElrath (626) 304-8903 [email protected]



Transportation/Logistics, Energy, Security, and Healthcare

Transportation/Logistics, Energy, Security, and Information Technology

Phyllis Stogbauer (559) 490-7168 [email protected]

Fresno County WIB Fresno County


Swords to Plowshares San Francisco, Contra Costa and Alameda Counties


Dave Lopez (415) 252-4787 x371

Information Technology, Hospitality, Security, and Healthcare

Sac Employment and Training Agency Sacramento, Yolo, and Placer Counties


Bill Walker 916-263-4639 [email protected]

Clean Energy

Managed Care Solutions L.A. County


North Central Counties Consortium Colusa, Glenn, Sutter and Yuba Counties


Orange County WIB Orange County

North County Interfaith Council San Diego County



Ripsime Markaryan (323) 647-6500 x6507 [email protected]


Information Technology, Energy, Hospitality, and Healthcare

Cindy Newton 530-751-8202 [email protected]

Information Technology, Healthcare, and Professional Services

Julie Elizondo-Oakley 714-480-6442 [email protected]

Healthcare, Security, and Transportation/Logistics

Marinea Goodson (760) 489-6380 x254 [email protected]

Transportation/Logistics, Security, Healthcare, and Information Technology

** Grantee to receive an additional $400,000 to subgrant to Veterans Resource Center of Northern CA and U.S Veterans of Southern CA at $200,000 each to ensure broad outreach across the state.


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