Mass. veteran assistance agencies to receive $1.1 million in grants to combat unemployment, homelessness

Both U.S. Senators and three U.S. Representatives from Massachusetts announced this week that the Bay State will receive $1,113,840 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to help homeless veterans get job training and an overall hand up.

The money comes from a combination of grants and will be split among three organizations that work to assist military veterans in need in Western Massachusetts, the central part of the state and in Boston.

According to the office of U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass, the grant money will help homeless veterans receive occupational training, job search assistance, placement services and follow-up services aimed at helping them reintegrate into society.

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