Created on Monday, 15 July 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal grants totaling more than $10.3 million have been awarded to Ohio agencies to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families.
Agencies in 36 Ohio counties will use the grants to serve more than 3,000 homeless and at-risk veteran families.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday that $300 million in homeless prevention grants were awarded to 319 community-based groups in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
The private, nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives provide services to very low-income veteran families living in permanent housing or transitioning to such housing.
Veterans Affairs officials say community-based groups can offer temporary financial assistance on behalf of veterans for rent and utility payments, security deposits and moving costs.